Latest Updates

Campaign News


Campaign News - In the News | Oct 10, 2020

George Gasc贸n is the godfather of progressive prosecuting. Will LA elect him DA?

Those who are familiar with Gasc贸n鈥檚 trajectory know that he long ago overcame his aversion to law enforcement by joining its ranks. The former Los Angeles cop worked his way through the system to become police chief in Mesa, Ariz., and then San Francisco, where he most recently served as district attorney, earning plaudits for […]
Read More

Campaign News | Oct 06, 2020

GASC脫N’S STATEMENT ON DERRICK HARRIS’ EXONERATION AFTER SERVING 7 YEARS FOLLOWING A WRONGFUL CONVICTION

LOS ANGELES 鈥 Today, following the release of Derrick Harris who served 7 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of Armed Robbery, George Gasc贸n released the following statement: “I congratulate Mr. Harris on his newfound freedom, and commend Jackie Lacey and the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office for correcting this horrific injustice.聽 I remain […]
Read More

Campaign News | Oct 05, 2020

SUPERVISOR MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS ENDORSES GEORGE GASC脫N FOR DA

LOS ANGELES 鈥 Today, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas endorsed George Gasc贸n to be the next DA of Los Angeles County.聽 In announcing his support, the Supervisor said: 鈥淟os Angeles County can and must be a leader in the national movement to reform the criminal justice system and invest in the health of our communities. I began […]
Read More

Campaign News | Oct 05, 2020

MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI WITHDRAWS SUPPORT FOR DA LACEY, ENDORSES GASC脫N

LOS ANGELES聽鈥 Today, the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, announced his support for George Gasc贸n in his race for Los Angeles County District Attorney.聽Mayor Garcetti is a fourth-generation Angeleno and the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley鈥搕he son of public servants and the grandson […]
Read More

Campaign News - In the News | Sep 29, 2020

LA Times Endorsement: George Gasc贸n for L.A. County district attorney

The rethinking and reconstruction of the American criminal justice system has come in waves. A decade ago, unconscionable (and聽unconstitutional)聽prison crowding聽in California sparked聽smarter sentencing and parole, then聽alternatives to jail and prison, then the聽downgrading of drug possession felonies聽to the misdemeanors they once were and are now again, amid a continuing and historic decrease in crime.聽Four years ago, […]
Read More