As local leaders, we recognize the role our criminal justice system plays in creating a safe and thriving community. We have spent our careers working with local leaders across Maricopa County to ensure the well-being of our children and families.
The November election is important for a number of reasons, but a top priority is making sure we elect Allister Adel as Maricopa County Attorney. Allister’s record is unmatched; she has dedicated her career to protecting the most vulnerable and holding criminals accountable.
Public service is a calling. Those who choose this life are committed to helping others and creating safe communities. Allister is the embodiment of character-driven leadership–doing the right thing, for the right reason, every time.
This is the type of leadership we need in a county attorney. Someone who is ethical and independent, focused on the rule of law rather than the shifting political winds. Our criminal justice system must operate above the fray. It must be smart, fair and just– all of which Allister has helped restore in our system.
Allister knows that a fair and equitable justice system is necessary for economic development, educational access and public safety. The incredible growth and success of Maricopa County is a collective effort which includes the tremendous work of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.
By focusing on a “treatment first approach” Allister has implemented programs and services to help those who have committed crimes due to drug addiction or mental illness. This service based approach allows individuals to get the help and treatment they need so they can return to work, take care of their families and contribute to our community. This is the type of leadership we need in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. We must hold violent criminals accountable while giving people who want to do better, the tools they need to be better.
It has been a pleasure working with Allister Adel on a number of these reforms and we are proud to support her for Maricopa County Attorney.
John Giles is the mayor of Mesa. Jenn Daniels is the former mayor of Gilbert.