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Tom Reilly on Crime


Supports death penalty, but once opposed it

On social issues, [Reilly's selected running mate, State Rep. Marie] St. Fleur has supported same-sex marriage, as does Reilly, although he came late to his position, much to the anger of some gay political activists. The two also support abortion rights, but differ on the death penalty. St. Fleur opposes capital punishment, while Reilly, once an opponent, now supports it. She also supports charter schools.
Source: Frank Phillips, Boston Globe, "rising political star" Jan 31, 2006

Crack down on repeat offendors

Reilly laid out many of his goals as Governor, including: Making our streets and neighborhoods safe again by cracking down on violent criminals and repeat offenders and giving our young people hope that there's a better life for them than anything that gangs and drugs have to offer.
Source: Campaign kickoff speech Jan 24, 2006

Established Community Based Justice crime prevention program

As District Attorney, Tom brought a fresh approach to fighting crime and protecting people and communities. His Community Based Justice program brought together mayors, school officials, prosecutors, police and others to identify young people headed for a life of crime, prison or worse. The program became a national model for preventing youth violence. After two terms as DA, Tom ran for Attorney General in 1998 and won again.
Source: Campaign website, Jan 8, 2006

Other governors on Crime: Tom Reilly on other issues:
AK Frank Murkowski
AL Bob Riley
AR Mike Huckabee
AZ Janet Napolitano
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
CO Bill Owens
CT Jodi Rell
DE Ruth Ann Minner
FL Jeb Bush
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
IA Tom Vilsack
ID Dirk Kempthorne
IL Rod Blagojevich
IN Mitch Daniels
KS Kathleen Sebelius
KY Ernie Fletcher
LA Kathleen Blanco
MA Mitt Romney
MD Bob Ehrlich
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
MN Tim Pawlenty
MO Matt Blunt
MS Haley Barbour
MT Brian Schweitzer
NC Mike Easley
ND John Hoeven
NE Dave Heineman
NH John Lynch
NJ Jon Corzine
NM Bill Richardson
NV Kenny Guinn
NY George Pataki
OH Bob Taft
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Don Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
TX Rick Perry
UT Jon Huntsman
VA Tim Kaine
VT Jim Douglas
WA Christine Gregoire
WI Jim Doyle
WV Joe Manchin III
WY Dave Freudenthal
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