Age: 62 Resides: Original Northwood Party affiliation: Democrat Education: Jackson State University, B.A., 1970; University of Mississippi School of Law, 1974 Experience: Attorney in Mississippi, Missouri and Michigan, 1974-1983; Baltimore assistant state's attorney, 1985-1987; Baltimore deputy state's attorney, 1987-1995; Baltimore state's attorney, 1995 to today. Biggest concern: Improving resources and filling vacant positions to better prosecute violent offenders. Prosecution philosophy: Creating prevention programs to keep kids from becoming criminals, building federal partnerships and making strong cases against violent criminals . Political pledge: [I will] continue the progress which has seen historic reductions in violent crime in Baltimore [and the] visionary leadership and capable management of a state's attorney's office. Critics say: She has a strained relationship with police and does a poor job prosecuting violent criminals.
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