Age: 55 Resides: Roland Park Party affiliation: Democrat Education: University of Maryland, B.A., 1977; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1981 Experience: Assistant U.S. attorney, 1987-1991; private practice attorney from 1991 to today Biggest concern: Prosecuting and convicting violent repeat offenders and improving the offices conviction rates along with the measures used to judge performance. Prosecution philosophy: Finding alternatives to jail for non-violent offenders, particularly drug users, and focusing efforts on the violent, repeat offenders while trying harder to try cases. Political pledge: Ill be a hands-on prosecutor, working tirelessly to get Baltimore off the list of most dangerous cities. Ill focus on violent repeat offenders Ill bring a fresh perspective. Critics say: He bends the facts to suit his needs and has very little experience as a prosecutor.
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