Starting from the top down, we need a Code of Conduct for the Attorney General’s office. A determination of criminal battery, or a long pattern of inappropriate behavior, should be a disqualifier for someone to not only lead but to work within in the AG’s office. I will institute a Code of Conduct and will live by it as I ask the taxpayer-funded staff to do the same.
IMPLEMENTING FISCAL CONTROLS AND RESTRAINT
As our Secretary of State successfully serving for two terms, I ran my office on less taxpayer funds than predecessors going back nearly 20 years. I annually reverted funds back to the state instead of asking for increases. I will review expenditures in the office to seek out and eliminate waste and inefficiency. I will eliminate satellite offices near the Attorney General’s home which only seeks to profit from the mileage reimbursement fund. Unfortunately, Mr. Hill abused that Trust. Conservative State Senator Ryan Mishler noted publicly that he was forced to author Legislation to take this spending authority away from Curtis Hill in order to protect the taxpayers. That Legislation S.B. 188 in 2018 (http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2018/bills/senate/188#digest-heading) Is now law. It is truly shocking this action had to be taken. I will restore trust with the taxpayers by being a strong steward of public resources. I will put policies and procedures in place to restore fiscal restraint.
SUPPORTING THE RIGHT-TO-LIFE CASES MOVING WITHIN THE FEDERAL COURTS
As the only candidate for Attorney General with a multi-office, proven record of supporting the Right-to-Life, no exceptions, I will fight back against liberals who are trying to stop our conservative progress I will successfully lead our pro-life cases moving within our federal courts. I will ensure Indiana takes an active roll in helping support the efforts to value life in our society not only here in Indiana but nationally. As the only candidate who led the entire nation with the first Voter ID law, and helped successfully defend it and win all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, I have a history of successfully putting Indiana out front on policy. I will do the same in our efforts to ensure the Constitutional guarantees of Life and Liberty include our unborn.
STANDING BEHIND OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT
I will stand behind our law enforcement officers just as I did while serving as Secretary of State. The current situation in the city of Seattle is disturbing and wrong. I will not tolerate it or rioting here in our great state. I believe in the right to protest, to exercise our Constitutionally guaranteed right to freedom of speech, however the looting which took place around our nation was outrageous. As our next Attorney General, I will seek to partner with law enforcement on any training and support which can be provided to ensure we are prepared for these issues for years to come. We need to protect the Constitutional rights of our citizens while also ensuring we do not condone lawlessness. And when lawlessness and rioting harm our freedoms, I will lead the charge to call out our National Guard to restore order.
ASSISTING LOCAL PROSECUTORS
As Indiana Secretary of State, I created the Prosecution Assistance Unit (PAU). My office partnered with law enforcement and local prosecutors to provide expertise in the investigation of financial crimes. Working together, Indiana prosecutors and I secured over 300 years of prison time for criminals taking advantage of Hoosiers across the state. As Attorney General, I intend to partner with law enforcement again to create similar prosecution assistance units within the AG’s office. There are several areas where specialized investigators housed in the Attorney General’s Office can help prosecutors make cases and keep our communities safe from criminals.
–Financial Crimes Prosecution Assistance Unit (PAU) specifically to assist local jurisdictions: Local jurisdictions may lack the expertise and resources needed to investigate complex financial crimes. The AG’s Office could provide forensic accountants or other trained financial crimes investigators to assist local prosecutors in solving and prosecuting these crimes. We can provide this assistance when asked, but preserve 100% percent discretion for the local prosecutors to file charges as individual liberty over government is best preserved by decentralizing power as much as possible.
–Cyber Crimes and Digital Media Analysis: This specialization area is particularly important when fighting internet crimes against children. Some areas of the State have partnered with university computer science departments to provide expertise in accessing evidence stored on computers and mobile digital devices. As Attorney General, I will work with the State’s university system to make such programs available to prosecutors all across our state.
– Elder Abuse: Crimes against the elderly is a severe and growing problem. A prosecution assistance unit in the Attorney General’s Office could assist with investigating physical abuse and neglect cases, as well as financial crimes against endangered adults. I plan to partner with law enforcement, prosecutors, and Adult Protective Services to accomplish the shared goal of keeping our older loved ones safe.
PROTECTING OUR 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS
No other candidate has a proven record of defending the second amendment. I’ve received an "A" rating by the NRA for my work. I will stand up for our 2nd Amendment Rights personally by ensuring every citizen knows exactly what it means. I will actively work to protect our Constitutional rights. We will never again see this right infringed upon for a global pandemic or any other reason, regardless of any given declared state of emergency. The right to bear arms is critical to our liberty and as your Attorney General I will always defend it.
HOLDING CHINA ACCOUNTABLE
While some may claim that our state’s Attorney Generals cannot make China pay for their lies over the Wuhan Coronavirus, I will take action. China has caused dramatic damage to our economy from the COVID-19 Coronavirus. As the only candidate for Attorney General who has actually held China accountable all the way to the World Economic Forum, I will seek to hold China accountable, both through the Foreign Powers Sovereignty Act and through divestment of Chinese Government Property that exists here in the United States and, specifically, in Indiana. I will also help our state’s businesses diversify their supply lines to become less reliant on China, or any nation. We need to get our economic freedom back that has been taken by China. No more! We must regain our financial freedom.
DEFENDING RELIOUS LIBERTY & CONSTITIONAL FREEDOMS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT OF ASSEMBLY
I will stand behind our Constitutional protections including the freedom of religion. While many misinterpret this as a freedom from religion, I will work to protect our religious liberty. We are blessed to have a Constitution which defends the right to practice our faith without fear. These freedoms go hand-in-hand with the freedom of speech. Too often these freedoms are called into question for conservatives when it comes to Big Tech and social media. We need to ensure our nation continues to have a fair exchange of ideas. In addition to not letting our economy be shut down again, I will also not let our Churches and synagogues be shut down again by mandate. The Constitution does not stop being applicable because of a virus… or anything else. Our constitution protects our God-given rights. Period. By being responsible, exercising basic Hoosier common sense, we should never again be needlessly shut in our houses. As the only candidate for Attorney General with a proven, strong rating from FreedomWorks I will stand up for our freedom and make sure our voices are heard.
STOPPING UNWANTED ROBOCALLS
As a leader who helped stop illegal and unwanted robocalls, I will work to ensure the law is enforced and that groups who seek to undermine these protections are pushed back. Simply having the law in place is no longer an adequate protection. More and more groups are seeking exceptions to the rule and technology has outpaced the existing statute. I will lead the effort to update our robocalls law to restore the protections we intended.