|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Contact: George Andrews|
|August 11, 2014||Phone: (916) 905-2599|
California City Mayor and Councilmember Endorse Lackey For Assembly
Lackey a “Homegrown Leader” and “True Public Servant”
Palmdale, CA – Today, Palmdale Mayor Pro-Tem and Candidate for State Assembly Tom Lackey announced that he has been endorsed by California City Mayor Patrick Bohannon and California City Councilman Edward Fuller. Bohannon and Fuller’s endorsements are added to a diverse and increasingly-robust list of local elected leaders who have pledged their support for the retired California Highway Patrolman in his bid to represent the Antelope Valley as well as parts of Kern and San Bernardino Counties in Sacramento.
“Tom Lackey is an authentic, forthright and capable leader who is not afraid to stand up for our values here in the high desert,” stated California City Councilman Edward Fuller. “He possesses the exact kind of leadership that is desperately needed in Sacramento.”
Lackey has further secured endorsements from every County Supervisor within the 36th Assembly District, as well as three members of the Lancaster City Council and four members of the Palmdale City Council, lending credence to the narrative that Tom’s lifelong commitment to the high desert will allow him to serve as a strong and effective voice for the Antelope Valley.
“Time and time again, we are subjected to the whims of bureaucrats in Sacramento who don’t understand the unique needs of Kern County and impose top-down mandates that threaten our way of life,” added California City Mayor Patrick Bohannon. “It is for this precise reason that Tom Lackey, a homegrown leader and true public servant, is without a doubt the best choice to represent us in the State Assembly.”
“A homegrown leader and true public servant, Lackey is both earnest and approachable. As someone that grew up in Boron, he would be a great representative for this area of the state,” added California City Mayor Patrick Bohannon.
Tom’s dedication to public service spans a lifetime. He retired from the California Highway Patrol as a sergeant after 28 years on the force and was recently elected to a third term on the Palmdale City Council, receiving the highest number of votes among five candidates for two at-large seats. During his time on the Council, Tom worked to spur economic development, keep taxes low and reduce crime. Prior to serving on the City Council, Lackey was a member of the Palmdale Elementary School District Board of Trustees.
Tom has also been recognized for his work on civic boards, including his role representing Palmdale on the Citizens Advisory Committee for California State Prison – Los Angeles County, the Antelope Valley Transit Authority Board and the Los Angeles County Sanitation District 20. Lackey was further appointed by LA County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to serve as a Director on the Metrolink Southern California Regional Rail Authority.
“Maintaining local control is a focal point of my campaign for the simple reason that communities need autonomy to make decisions that are in their best interest. In my experience representing the high desert on a number of local boards, this is the best approach,” remarked Lackey. “As your Assemblyman, I will work day in and day out to ensure that the Antelope Valley has a seat at the table in every major policy discussion.”
In addition to California City, the 36th Assembly District includes the cities of Acton, Lancaster and Palmdale, as well as a number of unincorporated communities throughout the high desert.
Tom Lackey and his wife Theresa, live in Palmdale with their two adopted children, Justin and Jani.