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Safe Suburbs Names Mazzochi Elected Official of the Year

Westmont, IL… State Representative Deanne Mazzochi (R-Elmhurst) is proud to announce Safe Suburbs USA recently named her Elected Official of the Year.

“I am thankful for this award and am grateful that such organizations exist to raise awareness and take action against the rising crime rates in our suburbs. As a member of House committees that involve crime and public safety, the conversation lately in Springfield has become too one-sided. We should always look for opportunities for reform within the criminal justice system—I proposed several options where the Democrats refused to take action. We owe a duty to victims to deliver justice, and to our local residents to ensure they are not living in fear, especially when it comes to criminals with repeat offenses.”

Rep. Mazzochi serves on the Judiciary-Criminal Committee in the Illinois House and was recently appointed to the newly-created bipartisan, bicameral Crime Reduction Task Force. Safe Suburbs USA was founded to promote public safety and the welfare of suburban residents throughout the USA.

“Our district abuts and includes a segment of Cook County. We have seen that the policies Cook County implemented have had a noticeable, negative spillover effect into the DuPage suburbs,” Rep. Mazzochi said. “I’m proud of the work our county sheriff, local police chiefs, and local district attorneys have done to help keep residents safe. Springfield needs to do more to support their efforts, not adopt statewide bad policies that haven’t worked in Cook, and which won’t make the rest of the state safer.”

“Springfield needs to do better to ensure that criminal justice reforms are fair, but not at the expense of the safety of our residents. I encourage anyone interested in public safety to attend an event I am co-hosting Thursday with DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick.” Rep. Mazzochi and Sheriff Mendrick are providing a Crime Prevention Workshop on August 24th at 6:30pm at the Oak Brook Library. They will discuss the state of public safety in DuPage County and how to be vigilant to prevent becoming the victim of a crime.

“People move to the suburbs for safe streets, good schools and the sense of community. But many more residents will benefit from commonsense public safety measures we have practiced in DuPage County, and their legislators should follow our lead as well.”


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