JACKSON CAMPAIGN RAISES OVER $230,000
FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Los Angeles, July 26th – Today the Alan Jackson campaign released their fundraising totals showing approximately $230,000 collected from more than 350 donors. Jackson exceeded his fundraising goals even while successfully prosecuting a complex death penalty case. Jackson’s dedication to justice in the courtroom remains unwavering.
Deputy DA Alan Jackson said, “I am grateful to have earned such broad and deep support throughout the County. It is my intention to become the next DA and make sure that victims and their families have an advocate who fights tirelessly for justice.”
John S. Thomas, Jackson’s strategist noted, “By hitting our campaign goals we are very competitive in this race. Just like in the courtroom, Jackson is yet again surpassing expectations and proving that he is a force to be reckoned with. Clearly this contest is evolving into a two person race.”
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. He 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 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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DOUBTS OVER TRUTANICH DA CANDIDACY CONTINUE
Trutanich has raised $507,000 for his 'exploratory' committee designed to test the waters as to whether voters will forget the countless promises made not to run for District Attorney, rumors persist that Trutanich has other plans for his campaign war chest.
Sources say that Trutanich was shocked by the City Council's recent vote of no confidence in his first 24 months in office, and the startling if not shocking revelations in the Martin Declaration about Trutanich's level of unpreparedness to handle City affairs.
Trutanich probably thought that he could count on being re-elected as City Attorney should his plans to become DA fail. However, the numbers of former supporters who have abandoned him in the light of false promises, grandstanding and outright falsehoods, now means that re-election is far from a certainty.
That, coupled with Alan Jackson's well-funded campaign which has attacked Trutanich for reneging on his campaign promise and is likely to continue to do so relentlessly, may have been enough to convince Trutanich that his money is better spent on trying to rebuild his image as City Attorney in the hope that he can at least hang on to that job.