Welcome to ackerson2018.com a site providing Brent Ackerson for Jefferson County Attorney news and information as well as insights in to the race for county attorney. Throughout this site you will find republished news and media articles from Louisville sources as well as data and campaign updates. Brent Ackerson's main campaign site will provide you with his vision for the office and Louisville if elected. Below we are providing data that supports the need for this vision. After ten years in office Mike O'Connell has over seen a decline in our community. The following data supports the need for change. Mike O'Connell has continued to ignore the needs of the community and pridefully boasted he will keep us on the current path. To the 45% of Louisville that didn't vote for O'Connell in 2014:

And O’Connell said he didn’t feel the need for any major changes in the way he would run his office, saying he would "stay the course" - WDRB Interview 2014 

If you feel safer in Louisville now than you did ten years ago Mike O'Connell will continue to direct Louisville on the same course. If you feel that the Louisville needs creative innovation and urgency to deal with rising crime, corruption and drug use ... support Brent Ackerson. brent ackerson and family

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Courier-Journal: County attorney accused of ‘political stunt,’ he says 2 councilmen are breaking the law

Phillip M. Bailey, Louisville Courier JournalPublished 11:08 a.m. ET Feb. 16, 2018 | Updated 4:52 p.m. ET Feb. 16, 2018   (Photo: Courier-Journal) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 3COMMENTEMAILMORE Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the percentage fee Councilman Brent Ackerson said he took for the EMT case. This has been fixed. Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell is once … Continue reading Courier-Journal: County attorney accused of ‘political stunt,’ he says 2 councilmen are breaking the law

Tensions boil over in LMPD lawsuit hearing

Video link: https://media.whas11.com/embeds/video/2718051/iframe  As victims continue to come forward in the Youth Explorer case, the last remaining obstacle is trying to figure out if Yates can legally represent them in court. Author: Holden Kurwicki Published: 6:54 PM EDT September 1, 2017 Updated: 7:27 PM EDT September 1, 2017 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A heated day in court between … Continue reading Tensions boil over in LMPD lawsuit hearing

WFPL: Louisville Councilman Brent Ackerson Unveils Drastic Changes to Discretionary Spending

POLITICS August 21, 2013 After an hour long deliberation of the Louisville Metro Council’s ethics committee Democrat Brent Ackerson unveiled a 19-page draft of broad changes to discretionary spending rules on Tuesday. The committee discussed a number of possible reforms including tighter rules for neighborhood grants and a resolution asking the General Assembly for a … Continue reading WFPL: Louisville Councilman Brent Ackerson Unveils Drastic Changes to Discretionary Spending

Lawsuit filed against County Attorney Mike O’Connell over traffic court program

Posted: Oct 27, 2015 5:07 PM EDTUpdated: Oct 27, 2015 5:20 PM EDT By Jason Riley CONNECT   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A Louisville man has sued County Attorney Mike O’Connell asking for a refund from a traffic program run by the county attorney’s office which was last week declared by a judge to be unconstitutional. Matthew Vaughn’s … Continue reading Lawsuit filed against County Attorney Mike O’Connell over traffic court program