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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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

County attorney sued for ‘sexual predator’ remark before Democratic primary

Thomas Novelly, Louisville Courier Journal Published 12:55 p.m. ET May 16, 2018 Updated 2:33 p.m. ET May 16, 2018 County Attorney Mike O'Connell is being sued for defamation after he called developer and critic Chris Thieneman a "sexual predator." Thieneman "is a sexual predator, he was convicted of trying to strangle his then-girlfriend," O'Connell said … Continue reading County attorney sued for ‘sexual predator’ remark before 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

CJ: Voters Guide for County Attorney

BRENT ACKERSON Age: 45 Address: 406 Browns Lane, Louisville Occupation: Metro Councilman and attorney Political posts: Louisville Metro Council Education: Bachelor's, University of Louisville; law degree, University of Akron Contact: brentackerson@gmail.com Why are you the most qualified candidate running for this office? We've had the same county attorney for 10 years. Crime in this city … Continue reading CJ: Voters Guide for County Attorney

Sex abuse victim scolds Louisville prosecutor for wanting to name names

Phillip M. Bailey, Louisville Courier Journal Published 11:57 a.m. ET May 8, 2018 | Updated 2:14 p.m. ET May 8, 2018   A woman who is nationally recognized for speaking up on behalf of survivors of sexual abuse is calling out Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell for his response to allegations of sex abuse in … Continue reading Sex abuse victim scolds Louisville prosecutor for wanting to name names