John Morris Announces His Campaign for Los Angeles County Assessor Picks Up Major Endorsement By Supervisor Mike Antonovich

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Longtime LA County Supervisor and Leader Mike Antonovich Joins Nine Major Newspapers In Endorsing Head Deputy District Attorney Morris To Manage $1 Trillion in Property Assessments

John Morris, Candidate for Los Angeles County Assessor, announces endorsement from legendary Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich

"It is an honor to have the endorsement and trust of leaders like Supervisor Mike Antonovich who has been a leader on property taxes since before the original Prop 13 campaign," said John Morris, candidate, LA County Assessor.

Head Deputy District Attorney John Morris's campaign for Los Angeles County Assessor took a major step forward with the strong endorsement of longtime LA County Supervisor Mike Antonovich and dozens of volunteers from across the county. The new endorsers joined the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and nine major media organizations, including the LA Times and LA Daily News, in backing Morris.

"Since 1978, California property tax collection has gone up by 10 times, to approximately $49 billion annually statewide," said John Morris, a Head Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County and Candidate for Los Angeles County Assessor. "It is an honor to have the endorsement and trust of leaders like Supervisor Mike Antonovich who was a leader on property taxes since before the original Prop 13 campaign."

Supervisor Mike Antonovich has joined dozens of others backing Morris to lead the turn around of the troubled agency responsible for valuing and maintaining Los Angeles County's $1 trillion property roll. Morris has also been endorsed by nine major newspapers in LA County and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.

"Mike Antonovich has fought to keep our property tax dollars going to projects that make and keep our schools safe, improve our roads and water quality, and improve the lives of all Los Angeles County residents," Morris continued. "I look forward to working with him when I am Assessor so that we can protect Prop 13, prudently streamline operations, improve technology, and increase the transparency of county government for taxpayers."

John Morris is a veteran 24-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. For more information go to

John Morris is Endorsed By The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Governor George Deukmejian (retired), the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, Pasadena Star-News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Torrance Daily Breeze, Whittier Daily News, Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley (retired), California Correctional Peace Officers Association, Los Angeles Police Chiefs Association, Association of Deputy District Attorneys and taxpayers from throughout Los Angeles County.

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