It's two weeks since the District Attorney primary saw Chief Deputy District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Assistant Head Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson secure their places in the November runoff, leaving Carmen Trutanich out of the race and grasping at straws.
If the DA candidates deserve a break from campaigning, they're not taking it. Alan Jackson announced two significant endorsements this past week. On June 12, Jackson announced that State Board of Equalization Vice Chair Michelle Steel had given him her endorsement.
This from the Jackson campaign: "Coming off a tremendous victory on Election Night, Alan Jackson remains the frontrunner with the most BOE and law enforcement organization endorsements. Jackson had been endorsed by BOE member George Runner prior to the June 5th Election."
BOE Vice Chair Michelle Steel said, “I am proud to endorse Alan Jackson for District Attorney of Los Angeles County. In the years ahead California and Los Angeles will face unprecedented public safety challenges. It is critical that we elect our top prosecutor to lead the largest prosecutorial agency in the nation. That top prosecutor without a doubt is Alan Jackson. Alan has been battle-tested and will serve Los Angeles County well as our next District Attorney.”
Gang prosecutor Alan Jackson stated, “Michelle Steel’s support means a great deal to my campaign. If elected, I pledge to utilize my skills and knowhow as a prosecutor to lead the DA’s office into the future. I look forward to partnering with Michelle Steel and other members of the BOE to make LA County a safer place for our families to live.”
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On June 19, Jackson also announced his endorsement by County Supervisor Don Knabe.
SUPERVISOR DON KNABE ENDORSES
JACKSON FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY
JACKSON FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY
First Supervisor to weigh in since Election Day picks Jackson.
Los Angeles, June 19th – Supervisor Don Knabe announced his endorsement today of gang prosecutor Alan Jackson for District Attorney. Supervisor Knabe serves Los Angeles County’s Fourth District, from Marina Del Rey and Long Beach to Whittier and Diamond Bar.
Jackson is the frontrunner in the race for DA, claiming support from Supervisor Michael Antonovich (the only other Supervisor to endorse a candidate for DA) as well as George Runner and Michelle Steel, the only California State Board of Equalization members to endorse in this contest. Jackson continues to far outpace his competition as the clear choice of LA County elected officials, law enforcement organizations and victims’ rights leaders.
Visit www.votealanjackson.com/endorsements.php to view Jackson’s support.
Supervisor Knabe stated, “Throughout his nearly two decades as a prosecutor with the District Attorney’s Office, Alan Jackson has shown a commitment to public safety and innovative approaches to fighting crime and managing resources. I have every confidence that Alan will be an excellent District Attorney, dedicated to keeping all residents of Los Angeles County safe.“
Gang prosecutor Alan Jackson continued, “Our campaign is moving at a breakneck pace into the November runoff. I could not be more pleased to have earned Supervisor Knabe’s support. As District Attorney, I fully intend to work with our Supervisors to ensure public safety across the county.”
For more information, please visit Alan Jackson’s campaign website at www.VoteAlanJackson.com.
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Knabe had previously endorsed Carmen Trutanich for DA, and perhaps after seeing how abysmally Trutanich performed, he gave the endorsement to Jackson.
It now remains to be seen whether either of the run-off candidates can attract the endorsements of Governor Jerry Brown and Sheriff Lee Baca, Both had previously endorsed Trutanich and both are understood to be shocked at the way Trutanich squandered their endorsements with his campaign of lying and deceiving.
Trutanich is understood to be keen to do a deal with either of the DA candidates that would see him giving his endorsement in return for an endorsement from whichever DA candidate is politically suicidal enough to want to be associated with a serial liar and loser. The former front-runner is reported to still be in something of a shell-shocked state, having had to suffer the humiliation of facing his victory party crowd and trying to explain the monumental failure of his campaign strategy.