Service, Accountability, and Community values are the bedrock of my platform.
Having been raised in Addison County, I know that the best way to serve as State’s Attorney is going to be to listen to what the community expects and demands from its chief prosecutor. Successful partner relationships with victim-support programs and high quality relationships with frontline workers in medical, emergency response, law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole, DCF, local social services, and related stakeholder-groups must be at the core of the community justice work of a State’s Attorney.
As a prosecutor, I pay particular attention to the ways in which the housing crisis, opioid epidemic, and generational poverty intersect with what I see in the courtroom. It is important to me to approach each case with respect for all individuals involved and represent the State's interests in a way that prioritizes justice for victims, positive community outcomes, and the best use of taxpayer resources. A component of this is ensuring that the judicial process is serving victims and defendants alike in an expeditious manner.
I believe in a proactive and holistic approach to community justice and public safety and I support all forms of restorative programming and practice, including diversion, community justice referrals, and drug treatment court. During my time in the Office of Washington County State’s Attorney I have worked hard to use public resources effectively; voiced and provided allyship to victims of crime, and have committed myself to fairness and an outcome-driven approach. As a former Fellow with Fair and Just Prosecution, I have advocated for multiple justice reform efforts both at the appellate and trial advocacy stage.
It would be a tremendous honor to be elected State's Attorney in Addison County. My commitment to the people here is both heartfelt and longstanding. State's Attorney is a tough job, but I would tackle it enthusiastically, with humility, and a work ethic driven by a desire to repay our community for everything it has provided to me.
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