District Attorney candidate Alan Jackson's campaign announced last week that it has secured the prestigious endorsement of US Congressman Howard P. 'Buck' McKeon in support of Jackson's bid to replace Steve Cooley as the District Attorney for Los Angeles County.
This from the Jackson campaign:
Los Angeles, November 17th – Congressman Buck McKeon announced his endorsement today in support of Alan Jackson for District Attorney. Jackson continues to outpace everyone in the contest for District Attorney by nearly all measurements. This latest endorsement highlights Jackson’s support from elected officials from all over the county on both a local and national level. It is clear that Alan Jackson is the choice of law enforcement and elected officials who understand the importance of having the right kind of District Attorney in office.
Representative Buck McKeon strongly stated, "I want to commend Deputy DA Alan Jackson for his military service and for his nearly twenty years of public service as a prosecutor putting criminals behind bars. I am proud to endorse Alan Jackson for District Attorney of Los Angeles County. He will make an exceptional District Attorney."
“I am humbled and honored to have earned Congressman McKeon’s endorsement and as District Attorney fully intend to partner with both local and national members of our government and law enforcement to ensure the safety of our families and children. When it comes to public safety, we must all work together. I am proud of the coalition of support my candidacy has drawn thus far,” Deputy DA Alan Jackson claimed.
Deputy DA Alan Jackson has earned strong support from other public officials such as County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, State Senator Tony Strickland, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, Los Angeles City Councilmember Dennis Zine, Long Beach City Attorney Robert Shannon, former La Cañada-Flintridge Mayor and current City Councilmember Steve Del Guercio, San Gabriel City Councilman Mario De La Torre, Honorary Mayor of San Pedro Anthony Misetich, Inglewood Police Association and El Monte Chiefs of Police Bill Ankeny, Tom Armstrong, Wayne Clayton and Ken Weldon.
For more information, please visit Alan Jackson’s campaign website at www.VoteAlanJackson.com.
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Trutanich endorses Joe Buscaino for Council District 15
|City Attorney Carmen 'Nuch' Trutanich shows CD15 candidate Joe Buscaino how to look like a politician|
'Villariagosa style' as they don dayglow jackets to view the collapse of a portion of roadway in San Pedro.
Curiously, the announcement of Trutanich's endorsement came from Trutanich's campaign strategist, John Shallman, and not from the Buscaino campaign. The Mayor Sam blog carried Shallman's endorsement statement on Friday, November 18, and on Saturday, Trutanich's nemesis, blogger Mulholland Terrace, reported on the Trutanich-Buscaino landslide inspection photo-op. Strangely, Buscaino's campaign website's 'endorsement' page was still silent as to Trutanich's endorsement as we go to press.
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Joe Buscaino's website as we close for press on Sunday, November 20, 2011.
Trutanich, of course, has a disastrous record in terms of endorsements, throwing his weight and political capital behind failed CD2 candidate Chris Essel and, of course dramatically losing the support of one time ally District Attorney Steve Cooley after Trutanich reneged on his 'Pledge to Serve' barely nine months after taking office.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
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