Friday, March 05, 2010

(Allison) Jackson Officially Enters DA Race

Jackson Officially Enters DA Race - The Journal Blogthing

Hoo boy, it’s gonna be a hot one!

After months of speculation, former prosecutor Allison Jackson officially confirmed today that she will seek to unseat her former boss, incumbent District Attorney Paul Gallegos, in the June elections. A formidable and even frightening trial attorney, Jackson can now be expected to lay out the case against Gallegos at a pretty high temperature. There is no love lost between the two.

Jackson joins fellow former prosecutors Paul Hagen and Kathleen Bryson in the race. Gallegos himself had his campaign kickoff event earlier today....

Press release follows:

Allison Jackson to Join District Attorney Race

Former Humboldt County Senior Prosecutor Allison Jackson will announce her candidacy for the office of district attorney tomorrow at a campaign kick-off in Eureka.

A highly respected trial attorney with two decades of courtroom experience, Jackson will be introduced by former County Administrative Officer Loretta Nickolaus and Fifth District Supervisor Jill Duffy.

“Allison is exactly who we need as our next district attorney,” Nickolaus said. “She has the experience we need and the integrity we can trust.”
Nickolaus called Jackson’s trial record “impressive” and noted that the former deputy da lost only one case in ten and a half years with the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office.

“Allison is committed wholeheartedly to prosecuting bad guys to keep our children, families and communities safe,” Nickolaus said.

“Allison has a reputation for tackling tough cases, taking them to trial and getting sentences commensurate with the crimes committed,” Duffy said. “She also has developed strong relationships with local agencies and nonprofits dedicated to public safety and victims’ rights. I’m confident that she will make Humboldt County a safer place to live and raise our families.”

Jackson, 50, is a graduate of California State University San Francisco and Santa Clara University. She was admitted to the bar in 1991 and has practiced criminal law for 15 years and civil law for five. She is a partner in The Harland Law Firm, with offices in Eureka and Fortuna.

A resident of Hydesville, she is married to Peter Ranken, her partner of 25 years. Please join Jackson and her friends and supporters Saturday, 12 to 1 p.m., at the Aquatic Center at 921 Waterfront Drive in Eureka. It is located next to the Adorni Center.


ELECTION ROUNDUP: Allison Jackson announces bid for Humboldt County District Attorney - Times Standard
Former Humboldt County prosecutor Allison Jackson announced Friday that she will formally kick off her candidacy for Humboldt County district attorney with an official announcement today.

A trial attorney with two decades of courtroom experience, Jackson will be announced at today's event by former Humboldt County Administrative Officer Loretta Nickolaus and Humboldt County 5th District Supervisor Jill Duffy.

Jackson, 50, of Hydesville, is a graduate of California State University San Francisco and Santa Clara University. She was admitted to the bar in 1991 and practiced criminal law for 15 years, and civil law for five. She is a partner in the Harland Law Firm, with offices in Eureka and Fortuna.

Jackson's announcement will take place from noon to 1 p.m. today at the Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive in Eureka.


Allison Jackson campaign announcement heraldo

Former prosecutor Allison Jackson throws hat into Humboldt County District Attorney race - Times Standard

heraldo The sleazy attacks that have already gotten the comments threads shut down are replicated here

23 comments:

  1. WOOHOO ... this is TERRIFIC news.

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  2. This will ensure a Gallegos-Jackson runoff in November. We'll see how low the voter turnout can be driven by Obama's betrayals by then.

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  3. Is Salzman going to let Paul run? Or is he the curler, hustling and brushing and smoothing the way for the dead weight?

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  4. I heard that Salzman is running Paul Hagens campaign! Can this be true?

    Jackson would/will make a fine DA for Humboldt.

    Maybe we can have a debate ?! Now wouldn't that be special?

    Does Jackson have a website yet?

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  5. I heard that Salzman is running Paul Hagens campaign! Can this be true?

    No. Local Solutions is supporting Hagen. Richard called Thank Jah yesterday morning plugging for Paul G.

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  6. I would take either Jackson or Bryson. I'd even put up with Gallegos again. But never Paul Hagen. The last thing we need is the Arcata Mafia and Democracy Limited's Loco PAC running our DAs office.

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  7. Eric

    It's good to know that Salzman (Richard) is still or again plugging for Gallegos. This just assures us that nothing has changed with either of them.

    Change ! Humboldt County needs a change, again. Allison Jackson is by far the best choice.

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  8. Allison Jackson would make a great DA. Not just a replacement as better than Paul.

    Salzman is still around, always under the rock ready to strike.

    Lowblow

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  9. "Allison Jackson for District Attorney! As I've come to know her I see a caring, funny, strong woman who is also as strong as steel; she WILL put the bad guys away and protect the innocent. I don't like what I see happening in Humboldt. It's become a free-for-all to come and use & abuse. Cartels, homicide, home invasions... I hate it. Let's take our community back. Vote for Allison Jackson for District Attorney!"
    Loretta's facebook wall

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  10. Rose, who do you like in this race?

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  11. I am supporting Allison Jackson, Tom. 100%.

    I am debating what to do with the blog. I am looking forward to shutting it down in June.

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  12. Count me as another Allison Jackson supporter! She is a warm, intelligent, caring person and would make a great District Attorney.

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  13. What a great event. Her speech was powerful and moving. The advocate for women and children who took the podium and described how thousands of children and women have suffered because of the current DA brought the room to tears. Do many different people, all kinds. I even saw Betty Chin.

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  14. What was the credibility issue that got Jackson fired from the DA? Does anybody care? Also, what is her stand on marijuana? A close look into her background might reveal some surprising facts regarding her background in the Bay Area and her boyfriend/husband's background.

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  15. Run on Gallegos' merits if he has any, Richard.

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  16. Correct that - get out of the way and let the man stand on his own two feet for once. LET HIM run on his merits.

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  17. Rose people like R Trent Salzman and gallegos can't run on their record or the issues so they stoop to sleazy innuendo, anonymously on blogs. My son would call them "losers". Can't wait for the woman to clean their clocks and send them packing.

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  18. "What was the credibility issue that got Jackson fired from the DA?"

    Uhhmmmm, calling BULLSHIT on Gags friend Ed Denson's falsifying of information - ALTERING evidence.

    Go back and read the Northcoast Journal article, its quite revealing.

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  19. Hey 2:44,

    Who the F*&K cares about pot?! Eight years of your friends being greedy, and our kids bear the burden.
    What is the Surfing DA's position on CRIME, you know, B&E, abuse, assault and MURDER?! That's right. Treat them all the same, plea bargain them down because your friend can't even prepare a case to survive a jury trial. What's that about the pot again?

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  20. Talk about nailing it 8;17.

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  21. "Rose people like R Trent Salzman and gallegos can't run on their record or the issues so they stoop to sleazy innuendo, anonymously on blogs. My son would call them "losers"

    Your son would call you a loser as well then.

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  22. No. My son calls you a loser konkler. My son is a good judge of character. And I think he's right on. Deal with the issues.

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  23. Konkler/mresquan feeds at the Democracy Limited trough, so don't be shocked to see him jump the Gags ship to bag Arcata Mafia/Loco Solutions candidate Hagen.

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