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Vote Brown for DA

Bob HaywoodBreckenridge

Bruce Brown deserves our gratitude and our vote for drawing our attention to the problems we have in our district attorney’s office. In the mega-hype of a presidential election year, it is hard for us to focus on our local elections, but it is our local government that most directly impacts our daily lives and the safety of our community. Our current district attorney, Mark Hurlbert, achieved some national notoriety for this election through his mishandling of the Kobe Bryant case. But this election is not just about squandering our tax dollars, about $20 per family in our district, on a failed, high-profile case. His inexperience and poor judgment is underlined and compounded by the very high level of turnover in his staff, the engagement of stringers (outside attorneys) to handle prosecutions and strained relations with our district’s police and sheriff agencies. Even without an able opponent he should be retired.Fortunately, Bruce Brown is an able opponent. As district attorney, he would bring to the office 18 years of experience with the criminal justice system, the management skills to know that you cannot retain competent staff if you undermine their efforts by using outsiders to do their work, the belief that our communities’ interests are best served by working with law enforcement to develop cases that can be brought to trial, and the judgment to allocate his budget to efforts that will be effective in bringing justice to us all rather then injustice to a few.In our district attorney race, a race that may be more important to our local community than many of the other higher profile races, we have a clear difference and a good choice.


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