Los Angeles Times Endorses John Morris For Los Angeles County Assessor

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Noting Morris' Background in Real Estate, The Times Says 'He Knows How To Get The Best From County Employees...' In Its Endorsement of Head Deputy DA For Assessor

John Morris, Candidate for Los Angeles County Assessor, announces endorsement from retired DA Steve Cooley

"Taxpayers deserve a transparent assessment process and need a truly responsive agency. Working with the talented employees within the office, I know we can exceed that goal," said John Morris.

Calling this election a 'sweeping turnover' for Los Angeles County government, the Los Angeles Times endorsed Head Deputy District Attorney John Morris for Los Angeles County Assessor in the November 4, 2014 election.

"He (Morris) knows how to get the best from county employees who are often overworked and under appreciated," said the LA Times Editorial Board in its endorsement of John Morris. "He has experience setting goals and measuring results."

This is the second endorsement by the Los Angeles Times for John Morris so far in this election season, with the Times backing him in the June primary as well.

"The LA Times has followed this race closely from the beginning and it is an honor to have their endorsement again," said John Morris. "From Day One, I will begin to build an agency that holds itself to the highest standards for transparency, integrity, and responsiveness."

In his 24 year career, Morris has continually led teams of prosecutors and professionals that introduced new technology to speed trials, increased prosecution of fraud, and developed new leaders within the District Attorney's Office.

Recognizing this experience, the Times wrote, "...Morris is a fit candidate for running the office because of his steadily increasing responsibility ... in the district attorney's office, heading the healthcare fraud and parole divisions and the Antelope Valley Branch."

"Through their hard work, taxpayers have created a $1.1 trillion property tax assessment roll that the Assessor must track and account for accurately in order to protect taxpayers and fund vital services like schools, new roads, and safer neighborhoods," Morris said. "Taxpayers deserve a transparent assessment process and need a truly responsive agency. Working with the talented employees within the office, I know we can exceed that goal."

For more information on the Los Angeles Times Endorsement of Head Deputy District Attorney John Morris for Los Angeles County Assessor on September 24, 2014, go to http://www.latimes.com/opinion/endorsements/la-ed-end-assessor-20140925-story.html.

ABOUT JOHN MORRIS FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY ASSESSOR
John Morris is a veteran 24 year prosecutor and currently a Head Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. He is the only candidate for Assessor to hold a real estate license and be a published expert on real estate law. He and his wife, Mary, are raising their children in the San Fernando Valley where they are active in their local community and church. For more information go to morrisforassessor.com.

John Morris is endorsed by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Governor George Deukmejian (retired), the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Los Angeles Register, the Pasadena Star-News, the Long Beach Press-Telegram, the Torrance Daily Breeze, the Whittier Daily News, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the Antelope Valley Press, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley (retired), California Correctional Peace Officers Association, Los Angeles Police Chiefs Association, the Association of Deputy District Attorneys, the Glendale Association of Realtors and hundreds of community leaders to become the next Assessor for Los Angeles County

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