Letter to the Editor, Voyles; False claims on county attorney
Casa Grande Dispatch | Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:18 am
Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
It’s election time and with it, all kinds of false claims.
The simple facts remain that I’ve prosecuted my entire career, seeking the truth; my opponent defended criminals his entire career, trying to get criminals out of custody and lessen their sentence. In just 3.5 years, I used my experience as a prosecutor to cut the sex offenders per capita from the highest to the lowest in the state.
False claims have said prosecution has cost the county $5-6 million more per year. The truth is that for the past three years, the Board of Supervisors increased the entire county spending by only $3 million; that only went to county raises of $2.2 million and approximately $1 million in debt services. None of that money came to the Pinal County Attorney’s Office general fund budget.
I’m proud of our 97.64 percent conviction rate that keeps the most dangerous criminals behind bars. This hadn’t happened previously and is a large factor in violent crime rates decreasing in our communities.
I enjoy working with Sheriff Babeu, Chief Stahl, Chief McCrory, Chief Pitman, Chief Kelly, Chief Elliot, Chief Nuess, Chief Malinski, Chief Rozema, both Chief Garcias and all local police chiefs. We have a partnership and stand for justice, while it appears many enjoy attacking our law enforcement heroes.
It has been my sincere privilege to prosecute criminals and protecting our Pinal families. I ask for your vote and support to allow me to continue in my life’s passion.
Pinal County Attorney