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Tuesday, August 29

Atty Gen: Dann (D) Gets NAPO Endorsement

The National Association of Police Organizations, which represents 238,000 sworn law enforcement officers, 11,000 retired officers, and 100,000 citizens across the United States, has endorsed attorney general candidate State Senator Marc Dann (D-Liberty Township). NAPO Executive Director William J. Johnson said the group endorsed Dann because they are confident of his “continued support of the law enforcement community in Ohio.” The Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and the Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters have also endorsed Dann.

“I am once again humbled and overwhelmed to receive the support of the men and women who have dedicated their lives to keeping us safe,” Dann said. “Throughout my career in the Senate I’ve introduced or voted in favor of more than 50 pieces of legislation designed to ensure that our First Responders have the resources they need to do their difficult jobs as efficiently and safely as possible. And I will continue to advocate for their interests when I am, with their support, elected Attorney General.”

Dann said he is especially proud of the work he did to strengthen “Jessica’s Law” and other statutes that crack down on sexual predators and child molesters in this session of the General Assembly, and that he will work with the U.S. Justice Department to ensure that “Adam’s Law,” which was recently passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush, will be fully implemented in the state. “Unfortunately, in the past Ohio lost $2 million in federal funding because former AG Betty Montgomery failed to meet the timelines set out by the feds in Megan’s Law,” Dann said. “When I am Attorney General we’ll not only meet the basic requirements set out in the new law, we’ll take advantage of grants that will fund a GPS monitoring system for sex offenders and other innovative programs that will keep our families and out neighborhoods safe.”

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