A true reformer bringing progressive change to the Sheriff's Office.
Putting my Experience
I am running for Sheriff of Tarrant County because I believe in fostering an environment conducive to public trust through compassion, transparency and fiscal responsibility.
Some will argue that being tough on crime is the best way to prevent and deter it. Enforcement and prosecution are just two of many components in keeping communities safe. We are never going to have enough resources to lock away our crime challenges nor should that be our desire. We must be smarter in how we address crime.
Personal accountability is a necessary, but limited component of accomplishing public safety. Other vital and under discussed aspects are education, restorative justice and an honest evaluation of the system itself. The administration of criminal justice has become a revolving door where the most vulnerable parties are reduced to victim and offender statistics. Incarcerating low-level, non-violent people and those that suffer from substance abuse and/or mental illness should not be a goal of criminal justice.
Jail space must be prioritized for law violators that pose the greatest threat to public safety. The role of the Sheriff’s Office must be revised as it relates to mental health and immigration. The 2020 elections present an unprecedented opportunity to reform not only government but criminal justice and this starts at the local level. The people of Tarrant County deserve options.