Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 21, 2014
Citing the need to put in place taxpayer protections against fraud in the assessment process as a key reason for taking action, retired Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley today backed Head Deputy District Attorney John Morris for Los Angeles County Assessor.
"John Morris is the right leader for the Los Angeles County Assessor's Office, a critical and presently troubled county agency," said Steve Cooley. "John’s experience leading county teams in eliminating fraud has saved insurance rate payers and taxpayers millions. He will have the same positive impact if elected Los Angeles County’s next Assessor."
A 23 year veteran of the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, John Morris currently serves as Head Deputy District Attorney. He has served the county as a hard core gang prosecutor and later headed the countywide effort to eliminate fraud in the workers’ compensation and health care systems.
"I am honored to have DA Cooley's endorsement. He headed the effort to stop wrongdoing in the Assessor's Office and once in office I will quickly examine operations and put safeguards in place to protect taxpayers," said John Morris.
"Once elected I will implement a policy requiring the Assessor to forgo pay and benefits if they cannot perform their job,” explained Morris. “This key reform is absolutely necessary for restoring faith in the Assessor’s Office. If in place today, taxpayers would have saved hundreds of thousands."
ABOUT JOHN MORRIS FOR ASSESSOR
John Morris is a veteran 23-year prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. He is the only candidate for Assessor that is a prosecutor, holds a real estate license, has years of real estate law experience, and is a published author. He and his wife, Mary, are raising their children in the San Fernando Valley where they are active locally and in their church.
John Morris is Endorsed By the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Association of Deputy District Attorneys, California Correctional Peace Officers Association, Los Angeles County Police Chiefs Association PAC, California Narcotics Officers Association and taxpayers from throughout Los Angeles County.