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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County Attorney Mike O’Connell clashes with defense attorneys, judges over evidence rule

  Posted: Nov 20, 2013 10:37 AM ESTUpdated: Nov 20, 2013 11:41 AM EST By Jason Riley CONNECT   LOUISVILLE, Ky., (WDRB) -- In hopes of stopping what Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell calls a "despicable practice" by defense attorneys, his office has recently begun asking judges to force the defense to file motions to suppress evidence … Continue reading County Attorney Mike O’Connell clashes with defense attorneys, judges over evidence rule

Brent Ackerson Social Media Sites

The campaign has launched Brent Ackerson social media sites to provide a wider audience with information. Tumblr: https://brentackersonforjca.tumblr.com/  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVmrniKsYYeWBh8YSgb016Q  We continue to utilize the campaign's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AckersonForCountyAttorney/  These resources will primarily rebroadcast updates made through the campaign sites and Facebook pages.

Kentucky Judge Says Attorney’s Traffic School Can’t Dismiss 2,300 Cases

October 2, 2015   A Kentucky district court judge is challenging a county attorney’s revenue-generating traffic school in the state. Kentucky news outlets report Judge Sean Delahanty is opposed to the operation of Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell’s traffic school which allows Louisville traffic violators to get their cases dismissed without having to pay court … Continue reading Kentucky Judge Says Attorney’s Traffic School Can’t Dismiss 2,300 Cases

Drug court judge seeks emergency fund for participants in treatment program

By JOE SONKA | July 13, 2017 9:26 am [email protected] District Court Judge Stephanie Pearce BurkeDistrict Court Judge Stephanie Pearce Burke says her speciality drug court in Jefferson County designed to steer criminal defendants toward addiction treatment instead of jail is producing good results, but it’s only at half-capacity and in need of discretionary funds to help participants … Continue reading Drug court judge seeks emergency fund for participants in treatment program

Attorneys on Louisville Metro Council Have Taken Double Oaths

Three Metro Council members have taken sworn oaths nearly identical to the one Democrat David James is being scrutinized about as a University of Louisville police officer. James has sworn to the Kentucky Constitution as a council member and as a major with the campus police department, which both include saying he has not “fought … Continue reading Attorneys on Louisville Metro Council Have Taken Double Oaths