My straight forward three point plan to bring California together:
It is the solemn responsibility of the California Attorney General to be the state’s top law enforcement official. For too long, California’s Attorneys General have used the office (and our precious tax dollars) as a soapbox to pursue personal political agendas. I am running for Attorney General because Californians deserve elected officials who want to do the jobs they were elected to do, and for Californians to actually have a real attorney, and not a politician masquerading as an attorney, to do the job.
With your help, we can begin the massive effort of once again making our state the greatest state in the greatest country the world has ever known. It is time for California to begin breaking the barriers created by a government that has run completely amok, and allow California and its great citizens again to rise.
Why I’m Running
To Protect Everyday Californians
I am running for Attorney General because Everyday Californians need a voice in Sacramento that protects their rights first. I want to bring a common-sense Republican voice to our state government, focused on the rights of citizens of all races, religions, ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientation. Too often, the office of Attorney General has been used as a stepping stone to advance political careers.
We need to support and protect our Law Enforcement community. They are the frontline of our neighborhoods, communities and families.
We must stop releasing prisoners before their sentences end, have an open and honest discussion on the scourge of mental illness and opioid abuse that destroys lives, deport undocumented felons after they serve their time, stop this constant increase of taxes on the backs of hardworking Californians, fight against regulations that kill jobs and send employers to other states, and we must make our government responsive and accountable to the people of our state, not special interests.
California, is being lead in the wrong direction by Sacramento. Many years of one-party rule has led to a dramatic rise in violent crime, early release of felons from prisons and no action on the issue of mental illness and homelessness.
I am not a politician, but the wrong way direction of our state and the over-politicization of the Attorney General’s office, has caused me to step up. We must stand against the constant attack on everyday Californians by the political elite and special interests. For decades, I have been in the legal field fighting for my clients, and working hard to build a successful law firm. I now want to fight for all Californians.
The current “non-elected” Attorney General – is a lifetime politician with almost no real legal experience. His career has focused on his own self-interest, and he is currently using taxpayer money for further his own goals.
I want to be an Attorney General for all Californians.
As with so many Californians, my parents immigrated to the United States in the 1930s. My father was born in Austria and my mother in Poland, and America represented the land of hope, opportunity and dreams. My father enlisted in the Marine Corps at the age of 17, and was shipped to the Korean War, fought at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, and was awarded a Purple Heart. When he returned home he became an architect. My mother was a school teacher. My parents moved the family to Long Island, and lived in a middle-class neighborhood of Irish, Italian and Jewish families. We were blessed with a loving family.
Growing up in New York, California was a symbol of the American Dream, a place where people’s imagination, drive, talents and hard work could allow them to live a good life, while enjoying California’s natural beauty and climate. California became my home in 1986, where I started my own family, with my son Alex and daughter Lauren.
My career as an attorney did not follow the usual path. I attended New York University’s undergraduate film school, and then held various positions, including producing commercials for Hasbro Toys, directed short children’s films for The Great Space Coaster, working as post-production supervisor on hundreds of animated episodes of The Transformers, G.I. Joe, Jem and the Holograms, My Little Pony, and wrote several animated episodes of G.I. Joe and Jem and the Holograms. At one point, I produced trailers for “King of the B-Movies”, Roger Corman.
While working full time to support my family, I attended Southwestern Law School’s evening program and after graduation worked at one of the most prominent law firms in the state, where I was a Partner for a decade. I was regularly involved in complex litigation matters in California and throughout the country, primarily focusing on business, entertainment, real estate, title and escrow related litigation. In 2010, I started my own firm along with several of my colleagues, Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP (“Early Sullivan”). Early Sullivan, which now has 24 attorneys, has been recognized as Boutique Firm of the Year by the California Daily Journal, and has been named as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News and World Report. I have been the firm’s Managing Partner since our doors opened, have successfully tried several cases to verdict – one of the results being awarded Defense Verdict of the Year by the Daily Journal, and have overseen countless complex lawsuits in which the firm’s clients have prevailed. During the normal course of my practice, I have also handled several cases in which we have represented homeowners whose properties have been victimized by real estate fraud, in which fraudsters literally try to steal their homes. We have been able to wrest control of our clients’ properties from these fraudsters.
Among various honors, I am the Immediate-Past President of Southwestern Law School’s Entertainment and IP Alumni Association, was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 for Real Estate Litigation and in 2018 for Commercial Litigation; Real Estate Litigation; and Entertainment Law. I have been named a Southern California Super Lawyer every year since 2005 and have been included in Super Lawyers Business Edition every year since it began publishing in 2013. More information about me and the firm can be found at www.earlysullivan.com.