Central Florida is my home, it is where I was raised and where my family lives. I want to protect my home and community. That means protecting every person that lives in and visits our community.
For the past 16 years, I have had the privilege of being a prosecutor in Orange and Osceola counties. Each day for 16 years, I have walked into the State Attorney’s Office and strived to do justice. I have tried over 100 trials, I have prosecuted every crime imaginable from misdemeanor offenses to homicides, I have dropped cases because I did not believe the person accused committed the crime, and I have been chosen to serve as a manager under three different state attorneys. Three state attorneys, each of whom had a different vision as to what the role of a state attorney should be.
Over the course of time, I have had the benefit to observe, listen and most importantly learn. I have learned what is effective and often what is not effective. I have learned how critically important transparency is for public trust, how necessary partnerships and relationships are to better this community, how vital training is for attorneys, and how important it is to understand that just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should.
But perhaps most important, I have learned that as State Attorney you set the standard for justice in this community so you’d better know what you’re doing and you’d better know how to do it.
I consider this race to be the biggest trial of my life. I am prepared, I am qualified and I am ready.