Real change requires a plan.
I will work tirelessly to prosecute crime effectively.
My first priority as prosecutor is the safety of our community and the relentless pursuit of justice. I will fight for the citizens of Roanoke County and support our law enforcement as they stand on the front lines against crime and the opioid epidemic.
I will bring together community resources to provide access to proven drug treatment so that we can help those who are struggling to overcome drug addiction.
The opioid epidemic is destroying the lives of many of our neighbors and children. Drugs are a leading cause of crime, and cause huge costs to our County. The old response to drug crime is backfiring, leading to greater addiction, more crime, and tremendous waste of our tax dollars. It is time start treating drug addiction effectively in the criminal justice process, including the adoption of medicated-assisted treatment (MAT).
I will stop the needless waste of taxpayer money on rising prison rates in this time of falling crime rates.
Incarceration rates in the United States have exploded since the 1970s. We are locking up seven times the number of people that we used to, and we're wasting tax dollars to do it.