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ANTONOVICH ENDORSES JACKSON FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Los Angeles, May 17 – Today Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich endorsed Deputy DA Alan Jackson for District Attorney. The Supervisor’s endorsement of Jackson continues the momentum for his candidacy.
In the wake of District Attorney Steve Cooley’s decision not to seek a fourth term, Supervisor Antonovich said, “I wholeheartedly endorse Alan Jackson’s candidacy for District Attorney of Los Angeles County. Jackson is a true crime fighter who is well-qualified to fill Steve Cooley’s shoes. He is battle-tested in the courtroom and a prosecutor with integrity who vigorously fights to seek justice for victims and their families. With his leadership, intelligence and unparalleled courtroom experience, he is the most qualified candidate for the office.”
“I am humbled and honored to have Supervisor Antonovich’s endorsement of my candidacy for District Attorney. His longstanding support for our community and law enforcement is unmatched. If elected, I look forward to partnering with Antonovich and the other members of the Board to create a safer Los Angeles County for us all,” stated Deputy DA Alan Jackson.
“Jackson has dedicated the majority of his life to public service both in the Air Force and as a prosecutor tackling some of the office’s most difficult cases. Alan Jackson would make an outstanding District Attorney. I urge everyone to support him,” continued Antonovich.
Deputy DA Alan Jackson has earned strong support from other elected officials such as State Senator Tony Strickland, Los Angeles City Councilmember Dennis Zine, Long Beach City Attorney Robert Shannon, former La Cañada-Flintridge Mayor and current City Councilmember Steve Del Guercio, and San Gabriel City Councilman Mario De La Torre.
For more information and a complete list of endorsements, please visit Alan Jackson’s campaign website at www.VoteAlanJackson.com.
Alan Jackson has been a prosecutor in the LA County District Attorney’s office for over 16 years where he has tried nearly 60 felony cases, more than half of which have been murder trials. Jackson spent five years prosecuting hardcore gang cases in Compton, after which he moved to the Major Crimes Division where he has led the prosecution in some of California’s highest profile cases. Prior to becoming a Deputy DA, Jackson served in the United States Air Force as a jet engine mechanic. Currently, Jackson serves as the Assistant Head Deputy of the Major Crimes Division, where he oversees the office’s most complex and high-profile cases.
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As much as this endorsement is a boost to Jackson, it represents a blow to Carmen Trutanich who will struggle to gain traction with the all-important predominantly conservative vote in Antonovich's 5th District. Rumor has it that Jackson was an easy choice for Antonovich who is no fan of Trutanich.
The other conservative candidate, Steve Ipsen, also has strong ties to Antonovich's territory and Ipsen's delay in announcing his candidacy may well have cost him a chance to vie for that endorsement. Ipsen is expected to release details of his candidacy at the weekend, most likely with the endorsement of victim's rights advocates and organized labor leaders.