Dear Arlington County and Falls Church Voters,
As local attorneys and community members, we the undersigned members of the Bar, wholeheartedly endorse the re-election of Theo Stamos for Commonwealth’s Attorney for Arlington County and the City of Falls Church. As former Alexandria CA Randy Sengel wrote in a recent letter to the editor of The Washington Post, Theo brings “vastly superior qualifications and experience” to the position of Commonwealth’s Attorney.
Theo stands out as a reform-minded prosecutor who has achieved impressive results. She has a well-earned reputation as someone who knows when to take a stand against violent and career criminals, but appreciates that incarceration isn’t the answer to people who make mistakes or suffer from illness or addiction. Theo has a record of accomplishments that the legal community of Arlington County and the City of Falls Church can be proud of.
Crime in Arlington County is at an all-time low. And that’s because of Theo’s advocacy for alternative sentencing and diversion programs, such as Arlington’s first Drug Court and the Second Chance program for young people, and endorsement of dispositions which avoid that first criminal conviction.
While we may not always agree, Theo has always maintained an open-door policy, listens respectfully to opposing counsel and responds in a principled, thoughtful, and responsible way. We urge the voters of Arlington County and the City of Falls Church to support Theo’s re-election bid in the upcoming June 11th primary.
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