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Leevin Camacho looks ahead to fighting drugs, crime

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Leevin Camacho won the Attorney General race in a landslide over former AG Douglas Moylan, 23,802 votes to 11,344. The 40-year old lawyer says a top priority will be addressing drugs and crime.

He shared, "The Drug Court Program is a very good and effective program. As of today though it's not available to people unless you are charged with a drug offense. So if you have a theft case and you're stealing to support a drug habit, you're not eligible necessarily for the drug court program. So maybe we need to look at expanding that program to figure out what the real cause is. You know you're not breaking into a car to get rich, you're breaking into a car to support your drug habit."

Camacho will also target graft and corruption, but he says cultivating a culture of robust public accountability will take time, adding, "Sometimes people just don't know what the rules are. We've seen in the news recently where you have agencies or boards or directors who quite frankly haven't been advised properly. I want to look at how the AG's office can be proactive and get in there and give advice. We're probably gonna have new directors, new boards that are gonna be formed, how can we get with them in the beginning and make sure they get on track versus waiting for a mistake to be made."

Camacho says he plans to continue current litigation involving federal-territorial issues, such as the land trust and native inhabitant only plebiscite cases.

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