|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Contact: George Andrews|
|April 19, 2016||Phone: 916.905.2599|
Assemblyman Tom Lackey Endorsed by Congressman Steve Knight
Palmdale, CA — Today, Assemblyman Tom Lackey announced that he has received the endorsement of Congressman Steve Knight in his bid for re-election.
Congressman Knight is a U.S. Army veteran and 18 year veteran with the Los Angeles Police Department. In 2005, Knight was elected to the Palmdale City Council, and later served terms in the State Assembly and the State Senate. Since 2014, Knight has represented the residents of the 25th Congressional district, focusing his efforts on bringing federal drought relief to California as well as working to increase the number and presence of aerospace companies within the Antelope Valley.
“Assemblyman Tom Lackey is a passionate leader who has spent his first term in the Assembly advocating for hard working families, taxpayers and small business owners,” stated Congressman Knight. “As a fellow law enforcement officer, Tom understands the importance of protecting our communities and promoting a safe environment to raise our kids. Tom has my full support in his re-election campaign for State Assembly.”
Raised in the mining town of Boron, Lackey developed a passion for public safety at an early age, and served for 28 years with the California Highway Patrol. Prior to being elected to the State Assembly in 2014, Lackey served as a member of both the Palmdale Elementary School Board and Palmdale City Council. A vocal proponent for public safety laws, Lackey co-authored California’s first drugged driving regulation — ensuring that roads remain free of dangerous drivers.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Congressman Steve Knight,” replied Assemblyman Lackey. “Steve is a champion of hardworking taxpayers and I have long admired his record of standing up for fiscal responsibility. I’m grateful to have received the support of such a respected community leader and friend.”
Lackey serves as the representative for California’s 36th State Assembly District, which includes portions of Kern, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino counties. Tom lives in Palmdale with his two children, Justin and Jani.
To learn more about Assemblyman Tom Lackey, visit www.LackeyForAssembly.com