FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2012
Support Grows for Maloney with Additional Endorsements
AUGUSTA, ME – Waterville Mayor Karen Heck and attorney, former Speaker of the House and Commissioner for the Department of Economic and Community Development, John Richardson, along with Kennebec County Commissioner Beverly Daggett and Treasurer Robert Crockett have all announced their support for Maeghan Maloney’s candidacy for District Attorney of Kennebec and Somerset Counties.
“Maeghan has a zero-tolerance policy for domestic violence – an issue that affects our communities every day,” noted Mayor Heck. “When people do not feel safe at home, they cannot reach their potential at work, school and too often, their lives are cut short by people they love and trust. We need a District Attorney who will make these crimes a top priority – Maeghan Maloney is that person.”
Maloney stated, “Roughly half of all homicides in Maine are the result of domestic violence. We need to do a better job of breaking the cycle of violence and getting victims the support they need before it ends tragically. This is true for all people, regardless of what demographic group they fall into.”
“As an attorney who has worked with law enforcement and on economic issues statewide, I know Maeghan understands how safety is a necessary ingredient for prosperous communities. Maeghan has the experience and intelligence to implement policies that keep dangerous criminals off the streets and help our communities thrive,” commented John Richardson.
Maloney has stated that she sees opportunities to work with the county offices in both Kennebec and Somerset in ways that increase the efficiency of the office and save taxpayer dollars. Improving communication systems, including bringing email to Somerset and working with Kennebec on financial management will allow prosecutors to focus on legal matters and improve transparency.
Robert (Bob) Crockett stated, “While the Attorney General’s office covers the salaries of the attorneys, there are opportunities for cost savings at this level. With the fiscal pressure on local and county government rising, I know Maeghan is committed to bringing modern, cost-effective solutions to our justice system.”
Maloney has also been endorsed by three former Attorneys General (James Tierney, Andrew Ketterer and Janet Mills, County Commissioners Frost and Trafton from Somerset County, and attorney and 2010 Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler.
About Maeghan Maloney:
In addition to serving as an Assistant Attorney General in Maine, Maloney, during her 15 years of experience as an attorney, also headed the multimillion dollar civil forfeiture unit in Portland, Oregon, and has tried cases in Augusta, Waterville and Skowhegan courts. She is currently finishing a term in the legislature as the Representative for District 57 in Augusta, where she authored the legislation to authorize Maine’s first Veterans Treatment Court. Maloney is a graduate of Harvard Law School, Swarthmore College and Leavitt Area High School in Turner. More information on her experience and campaign plan is available at: www.Maloneyforda.com.