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Sean Desmond Endorses Pete Williams in State Attorney Race

Posted on October 13, 2016

Sean Desmond Endorses Pete Williams in State Attorney Race

Sean Desmond, who garnered 48.5% of the vote in a losing effort against Jack Campbell in the Democratic primary for  State Attorney, announced he is endorsing Republican candidate Pete Williams in the general election.

Williams, who lost a close race four years ago against incumbent Willie Meggs, told TR, “I am honored by Sean Desmond’s endorsement. We think exactly alike on what is wrong with our failing State Attorney’s Office and on what changes are needed. I have the greatest respect for Sean’s service and the great campaign he ran. His endorsement shows that the role of the State Attorney should be a nonpartisan one.”

Desmond made the announcement in a thank you letter to supporters.

Desmond wrote:

Justice cannot exist where imprudence, imbalance and the over-prosecution of certain segments of our community are common day practices. We cannot sit idly by while our violent crime rate soars and the distrust between law enforcement and the community widens.

For these reasons, I am officially endorsing candidate Pete Williams for State Attorney. It is my steadfast belief that the principles we fought so hard to advance in my campaign will be far more prevalent with Pete Williams as the next State Attorney. Pete is a very good man who will serve us well.

The full letter is provided below.

 

Friends-

I wanted to take one last opportunity to communicate with you my heartfelt appreciation for all of the support you gave me in my campaign for State Attorney. I am extremely proud to have received 48.5 percent of the total vote, winning both Leon and Gadsden counties. I will never forget how hard we worked to advance our mission to repair our broken criminal justice system and illuminate a new vision for our future.

As I continue to survey our criminal justice system, my commitment to the principles that I campaigned on has not wavered. We need real, transformative, substantive and definitive change in the Second Judicial Circuit.

Justice cannot exist where imprudence, imbalance and the over-prosecution of certain segments of our community are common day practices. We cannot sit idly by while our violent crime rate soars and the distrust between law enforcement and the community widens.

For these reasons, I am officially endorsing candidate Pete Williams for State Attorney. It is my steadfast belief that the principles we fought so hard to advance in my campaign will be far more prevalent with Pete Williams as the next State Attorney. Pete is a very good man who will serve us well.

Our State Attorney’s office has been doing business the same way for 32 years, and it is my opinion that we need a fresh start immediately. I urge you to look past partisan politics and vote for the candidate remaining in this race that represents the true progressive change that we desperately need.
Sincerely,

Sean T. Desmond

3 Responses to Sean Desmond Endorses Pete Williams in State Attorney Race

  1. Annielgj Reply

    October 14, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Bravo!

  2. Hope Reply

    October 14, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    BRAVO!!!

  3. George Reply

    October 14, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Maybe this will help push Pete Williams over the top this time. It is way past time to bring back ethics, honesty, integrity, and the citizens confidence in The State Attorny’s Office. It has been lacking for the last 32 years; and Jack Campbell would be a ninth term of Willie Meggs. I hope all the Counties of this circuit unite behind Pete Williams, and follow Sean Desmond’s lead in putting a new State Attorney, that is beyond question, beyond doubt, and has the best interests of EVERYONE, back to this office.
    Thank you Sean Desmond.

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