WHY VOTE FOR DESIREE T WASHINGTON FOR LA COUNTY SUPERVISOR
Many would have you believe that only career and dynastic politicians can run governments. The establishment press will often cry about the new candidate: “she doesn’t have experience” or “we’ve never heard of him.” But the truth is lawyers are made for politics. In fact, a lawyer’s job directly trains them for a role in politics should they chose it. Lawyers represent clients in civil or criminal trial and present evidence for their defense. They also advise their clients on their legal rights or obligations and counsel them on the best way to precede according to their legal circumstances. These duties are not unlike the role of a County Supervisor, who should advocate for the welfare and interests of her constituents over those of outside special interests.
In the 4th District, we have seen LA County Supervisors disregard the wishes of their tax paying constituents by trying to build homeless shelters in areas ill-suited for them, in raising taxes to support projects that are then mismanaged, in green-lighting over-development and threatening the architectural and cultural continuity of communities, in encouraging the wholesale disregard of the rule of law by promoting sanctuary status in Los Angeles County, and in supporting overly-restrictive gun controls. In short, LA County has become undone by career politicians, not by lawyers.
My pledge to you as a lawyer: I will represent you at the county level, placing your interests above those of outside special interests. I will provide counsel. I will look out for your best interests. This is why you should vote for me for Los Angeles County Supervisor.
As an aside, we’ve had 26 Lawyers as President:
America’s 26 Lawyer-Presidents
John Adams (1797-1801)
Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)
James Monroe (1817-1825)
John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)
Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)
Martin Van Buren (1837-1841)
John Tyler (1841-1845)
James Knox Polk (1845-1849)
Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)
Franklin Pierce (1853-1857)
James Buchanan (1857-1861)
Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)
Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881)
James A. Garfield (1881)
Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885)
Grover Cleveland (1885-1889 and 1893-1897)
Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893)
William McKinley (1897-1901)
William Howard Taft (1909-1913)
Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)
Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1933-1945)
Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974)
Gerald R. Ford (1974-1977)
William Jefferson Clinton (1993-2001)
Barack Obama (2008-2016)
For a more detailed review of our Lawyer-Presidents, check out this article by the American Bar Association.