Solicitor Candidate Parham Challenges Solicitor Clements to a Series of Debates
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Contact: Stephanie McLaughlin Rawlinson
Former Federal Prosecutor and Solicitor Candidate Parham Seeks a Series of Debates with Solicitor Clements
Florence, South Carolina – September 16, 2010 – Former Assistant United States Attorney and Republican 12th Circuit Solicitor candidate, Rose Mary Parham, today challenged 12th Circuit Solicitor Ed Clements to a series of debates between now and election day on November 2nd.
“I think the voters of Florence and Marion counties are owed an explanation as to why Solicitor Clements office is ranked as the second worse solicitor’s office in the entire state,” said Rose Mary Parham. “According to official court records in Columbia, 57% of the criminals arrested by police are not being prosecuted and have been allowed to return back into our communities and neighborhoods. Currently, there are more than 6200 pending cases waiting for trial. This is wrong and voters are owed an explanation and the best format would be in a series of debates.”
Parham has a successful track record of putting away criminals who prey upon our communities. She brings more than 15 years of experience with a 98% conviction rate. As a former state and federal prosecutor Parham has successfully prosecuted murderers, drug dealers, sex offenders, gang members and other violent criminals.
Parham will also bring complete transparency and accountability to the taxpayers of Florence and Marion counties versus cutting deals with local attorneys. Recently, a mistrial was declared by a judge after Solicitor Clements did not turn over evidence and other information in a trial to an attorney as required by the court. Parham will work with law enforcement to keep communities and families safe.
“I look forward to debating Solicitor Clements and share with the voters my vision of leadership and my experience to the people of Florence and Marion counties,” said Parham.