I firmly believe that Pennsylvania must take a more active role in keeping our streets safe. Making the state more active in crime prevention will ultimate keep us all safer, create more business and jobs in Allentown and help to relieve the tax burden on our citizens.
As State Representative, I promise to:
* Use whatever state resources are available to increase the amount of police officers patrolling our streets.
* Increase state funding for proven crime reduction measures, including police cameras, technological improvements and other equipment.
* Enhance state funding to state programs, including Drug Law Enforcement, Local Drug Task Forces and Joint Local-State Firearm Task Force.
* Push for a total ban on the use of hand-held electronic devises while operating a motor vehicle. As an Allentown Councilman, I authored our hand-held ban, and I think this ban must be in force throughout the entire state in order to protect those on the road.