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Jackie Lacey picks up Democratic support in race for district attorney

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Three more Democratic leaders today endorsed Jackie Lacey’s campaign to be the next district attorney for Los Angeles County.

Lacey is in the non-partisan November runoff against Republican Alan Jackson. The winner will succeed District Attorney Steve Cooley, who has held the office since 2000.

The latest endorsements are from state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Los Angeles Controller Wendy Greuel, herself a candidate for mayor.

“Jackie Lacey is a hope and inspiration for all our communities,” Ridley-Thomas said in a statement. “She rose from a hard-working family in the Crenshaw District to become second-in-command of the nation’s largest local prosecutorial office. She is a leader of extraordinary talent and dedication.”

Lacey is also backed by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party.

Meanwhile, the Jackson campaign announced yesterday support from the Montebello Police Officers Association.

“Alan Jackson is a battle-tested prosecutor and a true partner of law enforcement,” said Sgt. Julio Calleros with the association. “We are confident that as district attorney, Alan will continue to promote innovative approaches to stop crime before it starts and keep our streets safe in the face of grave challenges to public safety.”

The runoff will be held on Nov. 6. 

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