Committee to Elect
Vivian Houghton Attorney General
The Newark Post, Oct. 25, 2002, Pages 3 & 22
listen to state, local candidates
By Ben Schneider
Newark Post Contributing Writer
Newark residents got a
chance to "Meet the Candidates" who are running for public
office last Wednesday.
At the Embassy Suites
Hotel, candidates for the U. S. senate, U. S. Representative, Attorney
General, and many other positions came to tell a little about issues
important to their campaigns and field questions from the audience.
Each candidate had five minutes to speak followed by five minutes for
questions. If a candidate was unable to attend the event, a
representative could speak for the five minutes, but was not allowed to
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representative, and state Auditor omitted]
The Attorney General
position had three candidates running for it, including Green Party member
Houghton said she distinguishes
herself from other candidates because she is not afraid to go after
corporations that sponsor other parties.
She said that Claymont has
the highest respiratory disease rate in the nation, and that corporate
polluters should be punished for it.
"Corporate greed is a
crime, too," she said.
Houghton said she is
against the death penalty, citing skewed incarceration ratios between
races as one of the reasons. "For every one white person in
jail, there are 10 blacks," she said.
A representative spoke for
candidate Carl Schnee, saying he has been chair of the criminal justice
system where has had a 95 percent conviction rate.
Incumbent Attorney General
Jane Brady said she hopes to improve the gun control laws.
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other offices omitted]