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Issues

 

Focus on public safety

We need to return KCSO’s focus to addressing crime and traffic safety issues that impact quality of life in King County. The men and women of the King County Sheriff’s Office have performed their jobs admirably, without any clear direction or conversation about crime fighting from my opponent. Further, their outstanding efforts are rarely recognized.


Building Community

Due to staffing cuts and reallocations, KCSO has largely withdrawn from authentic, dedicated community outreach activities. We must listen, engage and collaborate with our communities to effectively reduce crime and the fear of crime.


Forward thinking law enforcement leadership

Being a forward thinking law enforcement leader is about more than promoting the legalization of marijuana around the country. We need to employ modern leadership and management principles to leverage the talent and resources within the department as well as the talents and resources of the community itself.


Restore honor and integrity to the Office of Sheriff

My opponent has been plagued by lawsuits, arbitrations and a sexual assault allegation. King County deserves a Sheriff who treats people with respect and dignity, who abides by the law of the state and county, and the policies of the Sheriff’s Office.


Sanctuary Cities

The King County Sheriff’s Office has a nearly 30 year old policy prohibiting our deputies from asking a person’s immigration status.  I support this policy and will continue to do so as your Sheriff.  People should feel safe calling law enforcement for help – not suffer in silence because they fear being torn from their families.



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