Law Enforcement and Protection
No law abiding citizen should feel threatened by the men and women who have sworn to protect and serve their communities. We must continue to find ways to ensure mutual respect between our communities and our police. As a teacher, I have worked closely with local police officers and know them to be consummate professionals who have taken a solemn oath to defend us and maintain our safety. At the same time we should also find ways to lessen mass incarceration. An entire generation of young people have been jailed due to well-meaning but overzealous prosecutions. Private corporations are profiting from this needless misery. As your representative I will use our resources to prevent crime through mental health efforts and providing better schools where young men and women can receive a high quality education or learn a trade for future employment.