Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2014
Moving quickly on the heels of his endorsements by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, retired Los Angeles District Steve Cooley and a host of law enforcement groups, John Morris announced today that his candidacy for Los Angeles County Assessor has picked up the backing of twelve City Council members from cities across the county.
"This support for my campaign is fantastic and it is very gratifying that so many leaders have jumped on so quickly," said John Morris. "The operations of the Assessor's office are critical to maintaining revenue for our cities and local agencies. To have the support of these officials is a great honor."
Head Deputy District Attorney John Morris is the only candidate endorsed by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. In addition, Morris has pledged a series of reforms and system upgrades that if in place would have saved taxpayers hundreds of thousands in expenses, cut months off of property assessments appeals, and updated the agency's technology from the 1970's era in some cases.
"This is one of the most complex property tax assessment rolls in the country with over $1 trillion in assessed value," explained Morris. "We must do all we can to protect taxpayers and make appeals and the entire operation of the Assessor's office as transparent and up-to-date as possible."
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, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley (retired), California Correctional Peace Officers Association, Los Angeles Police Chiefs Association PAC, Association of Deputy District Attorneys and taxpayers from throughout Los Angeles County.
Here is the list of City Council members endorsing John Morris for Los Angeles County Assessor:
James Bozajian- Council Member, City of Calabasas
Mark Burton- Council Member, City of Manhattan Beach
Tom Lackey- Mayor Pro Tem, City of Palmdale
R. Rex Parris- Mayor, City of Lancaster
Marv Crist- Council Member, City of Lancaster
Ken Mann- Council Member, City of Lancaster
Bishop Henry Hearns- Mayor, City of Lancaster, Retired
Carolyn Petty- Council member, City of Hermosa Beach
David Spence- Mayor Pro Tem, City of La Canada Flintridge
Mike Spence- Council Member, City of West Covina
Terrence Terauchi- Council Member, Gardena City Council
Olivia Valentine- Council Member, Hawthorne City Council
Richard "Dick" Ward- Council Member, San Marino