Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas
Since he was overwhelmingly elected in November 2008 to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Mark Ridley-Thomas has distinguished himself as an aggressive advocate for the Second District’s nearly 2.3 million residents. He has promoted the district’s interest on a variety of fronts, including transportation, job creation and retention and local hiring. In the area of health policy, Supervisor Ridley-Thomas has worked to jump start the opening of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. hospital; he has facilitated the use of technology and encouraged an integrated approach to wellness that includes mental health care and a prominent role for school-based clinics. His advocacy has helped secure an equitable share of funding for public-private partnership health clinics in underserved areas.
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