A 21st century vision for justice in our community—one that is safer and more just for all.
District Attorneys wield tremendous power in our criminal justice system. They decide who to charge, which charges to bring, how much bail to request, what sentences to recommend, and even whether to reduce or dismiss charges. So, it’s important to have a discussion about the appropriate uses of DA power.
For too long, that power has been focused on punishment for all levels of crime instead of on removing from the community those who cause the most harm.
Throughout New York there are successful diversion programs, which are providing treatment and rehabilitation for persons with substance abuse disorders, mental health problems, veterans and youth. The Ulster County District Attorney’s office has woefully neglected diversion programs.
I’m Dave Clegg and I’m running to be your next Ulster County District Attorney. I want to focus on convicting the “drivers of crime”, promote rehabilitation and engage our community as a partner in justice. I hope you will support me in bringing 21st century justice to Ulster County.
It’s time to be Smart on crime and its causes
Dave Clegg brings four decades of experience practicing criminal defense, and nine years as an Ulster County Public Defender. He has fought for the rights of victims his entire career. Dave is the Chairperson of the Ulster County Human Rights Commission and has been a leader in our community for decades.