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Posted: Saturday, February 8, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 4:28 pm, Mon Feb 17, 2014.

In asking you for your vote, I can say I know we have experienced a distressing amount of home burglaries and property crime over the last decade.

We must take a comprehensive approach to prevent and dramatically reduce these crimes. We can strategize our available resources to grow jobs from within, close the wage gap for women and target at-risk youth. They need nurturing programs — school completion initiatives, parental training, youth employment opportunities and after-school recreation programs that will point our young people down the path of heightened self-esteem and a desire for strong personal development.

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