My decision to run for Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney is a response to a call from throughout the community. It is a decision that comes after a great deal of consultation with my family, and a great deal of prayer.
As your Commonwealth’s Attorney, I will serve Halifax County with the best of my skill, experience and energy. I will fight for real consequences to crime, and I will always be fair, be reasonable and seek justice in each individual case.
Ideas like “fairness,” “reasonableness” and “justice” may seem like simple words, but they have direct practical meanings to this position. They mean hard work and late nights, talking to victims of crime and understanding the unique impact each crime has on the people involved. They mean knowing the cases well, evaluating them fully, and being prepared to fight. Our Commonwealth’s Attorney must maintain open communication with law enforcement, witnesses, court personnel and other attorneys. She must respect the rights of victims to be heard while respecting the rights of the accused to a fair trial. She must always be prepared to fight, and she must always fight for the outcome that accomplishes justice.
As your Commonwealth’s Attorney, I will fight to protect you and your livelihood; to punish those who deserve it; to restore and make whole those who are hurt by crime, whenever possible. I will pursue criminals and hold them fully responsible for their actions, and I will train my staff to do the same.
This is a job that requires strength of character and a passion for the law. Our Commonwealth’s Attorney must be strong enough to make difficult and careful choices. She must have the courage to make the right decisions for the right reasons in each case. Halifax County needs a leader who is an experienced trial attorney and a sincere community servant. I am that leader.
I ask you now to let me take my education, ability and experience, and serve you. If you elect me, all my fight, skill and energy will go to fight for you. I ask you to choose me as your Commonwealth’s Attorney on November 5, 2013.