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Mike Dunleavy on Crime

 

 


Ending catch-and-release policies has made Alaska safer

Regarding crime, thanks to the repeal of Senate Bill 91, Alaskans are safer today than we have been in decades! Three years ago, I declared war on criminals and asked for the Legislature to repeal and replace the catch-and-release policies in SB 91. We've seen our overall crime rate decline by 10% in 2019 and another 18.5% in 2020! Never again can we put criminals ahead of victims, or social engineering ahead of public safety.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the Alaska legislature , Jan 25, 2022

Ramp up prosecution for sexual crimes and domestic violence

Our work continues with plans to establish a major crimes unit focused on prosecuting felony sex crimes in Western Alaska. For too long, this region of our state has been plagued by unacceptable levels of sexual violence against our most vulnerable. My budget calls for $7 million to be put toward ramping up the prosecution of those who commit crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence. I've requested that the Legislature fully fund each of our domestic violence and sexual assault programs.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address to the Alaska legislature , Jan 28, 2021

The days of catch-and-release are over

First, we addressed the crime wave that held our communities hostage by enacting comprehensive criminal justice reform. As I promised, we repealed and replaced SB91, removing violent criminals and sexual predators from the streets. The days of catch-and-release are over, and the criminals know it.
Source: 2020 Alaska State of the State address , Jan 27, 2020

Repeal SB-91: crime is out of control

Bill summary by Anchorage Daily News, 10/23/2017: SB-91 will reduce the number of people in prison & cut correctional costs without compromising public safety. SB-91 reduces jail as a penalty for most common crimes including reclassifying drug crimes, with the aim of focusing prison beds on more violent offenders. Similar reforms have been in place in 31 states since 2007. SB-91 has reduced Alaska's prison population by 20% in its first year.

State of the State speech by Gov. Dunleavy, Jan 22, 2019: "Crime is out of control. We will repeal and replace SB 91. A series of bills will not only roll back SB91, but will help Alaska turn the corner to a safer tomorrow. I'm asking our legislators to make public safety a priority and move forward with due diligence on reviewing and considering this public safety package."

Legislative outcome: Passed House 28-10-2, May 11, 2016; passed Senate 14-5-1, May 13; signed by Gov. Bill Walker, July 11, 2016

Source: Anchorage Daily News on Alaska voting records: SB-91 , Jan 22, 2019

Declare war on criminals

I'm Governor today because of the campaign promises I made to the people of Alaska. So, here it is:That's what my plan was last year, and that's my plan now.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to the Alaska legislature , Jan 22, 2019

Attack crime with aggressive response

The explosive growth in violent and property crime that Alaska has experienced in recent years demands an aggressive response. Alaska now leads the nation in almost every category of crime, making our state the most dangerous in the country.
Source: 2018 AK governor Campaign website AlaskansForDunleavy.com , Sep 1, 2018

Let's shut down crime instead of sweeping it under the rug

I want to grow business in the state but there's one business we have to shut down, and it's crime. We have a growing criminal enterprise here that is not just stealing cars--it's stealing cars to do other crimes, it's stealing cars for chop shops and things like that.

The domestic violence, sexual assault issue that we championed when I was lieutenant governor has been kind of swept under the rug and we still have the worst rates in the country. I've experienced that sort of thing in our family and it's something that happens in many kinds of families and we're not giving it the attention that we need to solve it, and even if that solution takes a generation, like Mothers Against Drunk Driving did or helping us understand that fetal alcohol syndrome comes if you see a pregnant woman drinking, we have to keep up the heat on that issue. There's not enough federal cooperation on crime.

Source: Anchorage Daily News on 2018 Alaska gubernatorial race , Aug 16, 2018

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Billy Toien
Charlie Huggins
Christopher Kurka
Les Gara
Mark Begich
Mead Treadwell
Mike Chenault
Sean Randall Parnell
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Al Gross
Cean Stevens
Dan Sullivan
Edgar Blatchford
Joe Miller
Ray Metcalfe
Thomas Lamb
Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
CA Recall:
S.D.Mayor Kevin_Faulconer(R)
vs.Former Gov. nominee John Cox(R)
vs.Former U.S.Rep Doug Ose(R)
vs.Laura Smith(R)
vs.Former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner(R)
vs.Radio Host Larry Elder(R)
vs.Kevin Paffrath(D)
vs.Gavin Newsom(D)
NJ: Incumbent Phil Murphy(D)
vs.State Rep. Jack Ciattarelli(R)
vs.Candidate Hirsh Singh(R)
vs.GOP Chair Doug Steinhardt(R)
VA: Incumbent Ralph Northam(D,term-limited)
vs.Former Governor Terry McAuliffe(D)
vs.CEO Glenn Youngkin(R)
vs.A.G. Mark Herring(D)
vs.State Sen. Amanda Chase(I)
vs.Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax(D)
vs.State Rep. Jennifer Carroll Foy(D)
vs.State Rep. Lee Carter(D)
vs.State Sen. Jennifer McClellan(D)
vs.State Rep. Kirk Cox(R)
vs.CEO Pete Snyder(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2023:
KY: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.Former Gov. Matt Bevin(? R)

vs.Senator Rand Paul(? R)
vs.State Auditor Mike Harmon(R)
LA: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Biden Adviser Cedric Richmond(? D)
vs.Senator John Neely Kennedy(? R)
MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
vs.Bill Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2022:
AK: Incumbent Mike Dunleavy(R)
vs.Bill Walker(I)
vs.Les Gara(D)
vs.Billy Toien(L)
vs.State Rep. Chris Kurka(R)
AL: Incumbent Kay Ivey(R)
vs.Chris Countryman(D)
vs.Stacy Lee George(R)
vs.Ambassador Lynda Blanchard(R)
vs.State Sen. Malika Sanders-Fortier(D)
vs.Challenger Tim James(R)
AR: Incumbent Asa Hutchinson(R,term-limited)
vs.Trump Adviser Sarah Huckabee Sanders(R)
vs.A.G. Leslie Rutledge(R,withdrew Nov.2021)
vs.Ricky Dale Harrington(L)
vs.Anthony Bland(D)
AZ: Incumbent Doug Ducey(R,term-limited)
Mayor Marco Lopez(D)
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vs.State Treasurer Kimberly Yee(R)
vs.U.S.Rep.Matt Salmon(R)
vs.Steve Gaynor(R)
vs.State Rep.Aaron Lieberman(D)
vs.Jorge Rivas(R)
vs.Karrin Taylor Robson(R)
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vs.Former Gov. nominee John Cox(R)
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CO: Incumbent Jared Polis(D)
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CT: Incumbent Ned Lamont(D)
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FL: Incumbent Ron DeSantis(R)
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HI: Incumbent David Ige(D,term-limited)
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vs.Vicky Cayetano(D)
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IA: Incumbent Kim Reynolds(R)
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ID: Incumbent Brad Little(R)
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IL: Incumbent J.B. Pritzker(D)
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vs.Paul Schimpf(R)
vs.Jesse Sullivan(R)
KS: Incumbent Laura Kelly(D)
vs.Jeff Colyer(R)
vs.State Sen.Derek Schmidt(R)
vs.Chase LaPorte(R)
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vs.State Rep. Geoff Diehl(R)
vs.Harvard Professor Danielle Allen(D)
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vs.State Sen.Sonia Chang-Diaz(D)
vs.Shiva Ayyadurai(I)
vs.A.G. Maura Healey(D)
MD: Incumbent Larry Hogan(R,term-limited)
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ME: Incumbent Janet Mills(D)
vs.Former Gov. Paul LePage(R)
MI: Incumbent Gretchen Whitmer(D)
vs.Chief James Craig(R)
vs.Police Chief Tudor Dixon(R)
vs.Garrett Soldano(R)
vs.John E. James(? R)
MN: Incumbent Tim Walz(DFL)
vs.Mayor Mike Murphy(R)
vs.State Sen.Scott Jensen(R)
vs.Michelle Benson(R)
vs.Paul Gazelka(R)
NE: Incumbent Pete Ricketts(R,term-limited)
vs.U.S.Senator Bob Krist(R)
vs.Chuck Herbster(R)
vs.Jim Pillen(R)
vs.Brett Lindstrom(R)
vs.Carol Blood(D)
vs.State Sen. Theresa Thibodeau(R)
NH: Incumbent Chris Sununu(R)
vs.Dan Feltes(D)
vs.Karen Testerman(R)
NM: Incumbent Michelle Lujan Grisham(D)
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vs.State Rep.Rebecca Dow(R)
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NV: Incumbent Steve Sisolak(D)
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SC: Incumbent Henry McMaster(R)
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