Kathryn Ann Barger-Leibrich is an American politician and a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, representing the 5th District. Barger previously served as deputy supervisor and chief of staff to her predecessor Michael D. Antonovich. In 2017, Barger opposed eliminating the $50 “registration fee” that the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s office and other court-appointed counsel may charge defendants before providing them with legal services. In 2018, Barger supported the appointment of Nicole Tinkham as interim public defender, despite a letter signed by 390 public defenders who were concerned that Tinkham lacked criminal law experience and the potential for a conflict of interest, given Tinkham’s prior representation of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. References
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