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The Fight against Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

December 11, 2017

 

As a former Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault prevention professional for the United State Army, I take any instance of Sexual harassment or assault seriously.

The Army trusted me to help organizations be better, work better, and be a more diverse, inclusive, and morally upright place to work. I believe those same principles should apply to our elected officials.

Our institutions of law, our courts, and government have spent years establishing the route to due process of the accused and accusers. But as stated in Luke, Chapter 6, verse 37 – “judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned; forgive, and y e shall be forgiven.” It’s not my place as your state representative to judge, I am only required to forgive as Jesus Christ requires me to forgive.

Any person who commits these heinous acts will one day have to stand in front of their heavenly father, just as well will have to answer for our transgressions before god.

So it’s not my place, or any of our places, to judge accusers or the accused, it is my place to stand against sexual harassment and assault, support due process and the rights of victims as that is what the law requires of the position I seek to hold.

I am running to represent you in Phoenix, not sit as a judge on the bench, and while the court of public opinion is always running hot, leaders must remain calm, steadfast, and focused on doing the right thing.

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