Updated below. Lacey wins, thanks Cooley. Jackson concedes, boasts about defeating Carmen Trutanich in June.
This campaign has made a difference. We reminded Los Angeles that the job of District Attorney is not about politics; it's about keeping our families and our community safe. That sounds obvious now, but just a year ago, the experts said Carmen Trutanich couldn't be defeated. We came together and grew this campaign into a community with that simple idea that the next Los Angeles District Attorney should be a prosecutor, not a politician. And we did defeat him.
Lacey also issued a victory statement, and will be giving a press conference later this morning. In her speech, she thanked her boss, Steve Cooley, whose support was the critical factor in carrying her to victory:
I thank Steve Cooley for being an extraordinary leader of the D.A.'s Office. I thank him for introducing me to his supporters, for advocating for me, for coaching me through this process, for the countless hours he spent campaigning for me, for allowing me the privilege of using his good name in the community as my chief endorser.
With 100% of the vote tallied, Lacey won, 55-45.
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