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Correctional Officers AFSCME Local 168 Endorse Jackson for DA
District Attorney candidate Allison Jackson added another key group to her list of supporters.
The Humboldt County Correctional Peace Officers Association AFSCME Local 1684 voted recently to endorse Jackson in her bid to be the next Humboldt County District Attorney. HCCPOA President Terri Bittner said the organization’s approximately 90 members want a district attorney who is going to be tough on crime.
“Allison’s got integrity and she actually sentences people for the crimes they have committed,” Bittner said.
Bittner said the correctional officers currently see too many serious criminals who are plead down to lesser offences.
“We want our community back,” Bittner said. “We feel things are out of control.”
Jackson, a partner at the Eureka-based Harland Law Firm, received the endorsement of the Humboldt Deputy Sheriff’s Organization last month.
Jackson has worked since 2004 representing clients in civil litigation, land-use, employment, and other areas of law. Jackson has worked in the Humboldt, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara county district attorney offices.