I don't often cross party lines. I am more likely to do so for a non-partisan office such as L.A. County District Attorney. For that position I am supporting Alan Jackson. His entire post law-school and post military career has been spent as a professional prosecutor. And he is the head of the DA's major crimes division and has a proven track record at trial. (Recall, he handled the Specktor trial.) He also has a record of supporting programs designed to combat the conditions that lead to criminal violence in the first place.
Since Jackson is a professional, I trust that he will abide by the policy decisions of the legislature and the voters. While he is pro-death penalty (and I am not), he notes that such crimes are only a tiny fraction of what the office does. On this issue and on all other policy issues, Jackson can be trusted to fiathfully implement the dictates of the legislature, the voters and the courts.
I am convinced that Jackson will provide the kind of professional management the DA's office needs to avoid becoming a political hot spot. He will also provide that kind of management and leadership with the knowledge that only years of recent dedicated courtroom experience can provide. He is a proven trial lawyer with leadership capabilities who is ready now for a leadership role that takes full advantage of his talents.