FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2019
Contact: Kaleb Harmon
Louisiana Democratic Party Releases Statement on Ike Jackson Candidacy
Baton Rouge, LA – On Thursday, attorney and Louisiana Democrat Ike Jackson announced a run against Attorney General Jeff Landry for the Attorney General’s race.
“We’re incredibly excited at Ike Jackson’s candidacy,” Stephen Handwerk, Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party said. “Ike has proven throughout his career that he has a great understanding of Louisiana’s legal system and a dedication to helping the people of Louisiana. Ike’s record speaks for itself – he has over 25 years of legal experience, including serving our state as General Counsel of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and Assistant Attorney General of Louisiana. Contrast that with Jeff Landry who, while serving as Attorney General believes his time is best spent stripping away healthcare from the people of Louisiana or wasting taxpayer dollars on countless frivolous lawsuits. It’s clear who has our state’s best interest at heart. We are proud to support Ike Jackson for Louisiana Attorney General and we know the voters of Louisiana will be too.”
Ike Jackson is a practiced lawyer in Louisiana with over 25 years of experience. He has served Louisiana as both General Counsel for the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and as the Assistant Attorney General.
While serving as Attorney General, Landry prioritizes partisanship over the needs of the state. In Lafayette, Landry, alongside Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, engaged in frivolous lawsuits to overturn the Democratically-elected home rule charter. His three separate attempts to overturn the charter ended in wasted taxpayer dollars, state resources, and the upholding of the charter the people of Lafayette voted into law.
Landry continued to promote his partisan agenda as Attorney General by waging war on a healthy Louisiana. Through his lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act, he’s attempting to strip healthcare protections from 850,000 Louisianians and cost Louisiana hundreds of millions of dollars in lost federal subsidies that the Louisiana taxpayers would have to make up. This is all while bragging about an ACA-replacement bill that John Kennedy noted would do nothing to address the hole his lawsuit would leave.