“When my good friend Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos asked for my endorsement, I told her I was all in!
Arlington County is a Public Safety Success story, and Theo deserves a lot of the credit. As a School Board member, I can tell you that one of the reasons our schools are safe and our kids aren’t being prosecuted for childhood mistakes is because we have a progressive prosecutor for our Commonwealth’s Attorney.
For example, Theo is a founding supporter of “Second Chance,” a program aimed at diverting kids who find themselves in the early stages of drug or alcohol use.
More generally, Theo has never been involved in the type of heavy-handed prosecution you hear about where a juvenile is tried as an adult for a petty offense.
Arlington is a Public Safety Success story. And that success has been built on smart, progressive prosecuting — which is exactly how Theo has run her office for these past 7 years. We are lucky to have her, and she has my unequivocal endorsement as she runs for re-election.
Please join me in voting for her on June 11th.”