|LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey introduces keynote speaker Tommy Lasorda |
at the City Club Los Angeles fundraiser for Jim McDonnell for Sheriff
While many expect McDonnell to win handily and become the first 'outsider' to be elected Sheriff, another outsider was also in attendance; LA County Assessor candidate Head Deputy District Attorney John Morris.
|Former DA Steve Cooley (right) with the Dream Team; |
John Morris for Assessor, DA Jackie Lacey, and Jim McDonnell for Sheriff (left to right)
Like McDonnell, Morris has swept the media endorsements with the LA Times most recently telling its readers that in the complex L.A. County assessor race, "John Morris is the better choice" over political parvenu and flimflam man Jeffrey Prang.
Cooley, who has endorsed and supported Lacey, McDonnell and Morris, said that if the voters get it right on November 4, they will be "rewarded by a trifecta who will restore honesty, integrity and leadership in Los Angeles County."
It's persuasive argument. Both the Sheriff's Department and the Assessor's Office have been plagued with scandal after scandal, attributable perhaps to poor leadership, partisanship and voter apathy. It's an old cliche, but it is time for change, and electing genuine candidates with proven track records rather than proven political career paths, is precisely what Los Angeles needs.