Bitter division in Jefferson County Attorney Democratic primary

Incumbent, Mike O'Connell, sees primary challenge from Louisville Metro Councilman Brent Ackerson. Author: Chris Williams Published: 9:00 PM EDT May 15, 2018 Updated: 9:07 PM EDT May 15, 2018 Louisville, KY (WHAS11) - It's not the type of political contest known for having a hotly contested primary, but the race for Jefferson County Attorney is proving to be … Continue reading Bitter division in Jefferson County Attorney Democratic primary

O’Connell, Ackerson trade barbs in spirited race for Jefferson County attorney

Posted: May 17, 2018 5:29 PM EDTUpdated: May 18, 2018 7:31 AM EDT LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Veiled racism. Allegations of covering up the sexual abuse of teens by Louisville Metro Police. Forcing employees to make campaign contributions – or be fired. These are few of the political haymakers thrown in an unusually fiery Democratic primary for … Continue reading O’Connell, Ackerson trade barbs in spirited race for Jefferson County attorney

VIDEO: Brent Ackerson debates Mike O’Connell in County Attorney Race

Watch this debate and make an informed decision May 22, 2018. The Louisville Forum hosted a debate between Brent Ackerson and Mike O'Connell. The debate for Jefferson County Attorney touches on several key issues such as drug policy, jail over-crowding, the sexual abuse lawsuit brought by minors in the Explorer program and restorative justice. Each … Continue reading VIDEO: Brent Ackerson debates Mike O’Connell in County Attorney Race

Mike O’Connell, Jefferson County Attorney, and the Price of “Loyalty”.

by Michael Stevens “It is money, money, money! Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.” Robert C. Byrd A recent op-ed from the Courier-Journal discussed how elected government officials in Jefferson County have expected their employees to contribute financially to their re-election coffers. For example, the Jefferson County Attorney’s office … Continue reading Mike O’Connell, Jefferson County Attorney, and the Price of “Loyalty”.