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SEAFORD, DE, September 17, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Today, in front of the Wilmington Police Department, William T. McLaughlin Public Safety Building, Julianne Murray officially announced her candidacy for Attorney General of Delaware. Murray pledged to be an Attorney General for all Delawareans by applying the law equally and not an 'Activist General' that bows to a social agenda. She said Delawareans are tired of increasing crime and an Attorney General who has lost the confidence of law enforcement.
Murray noted that it has been over a year since the leadership of the Delaware State Troopers Association, Delaware Fraternal Order of Police and Delaware Police Chief's Council expressed no confidence in Attorney General Kathleen Jennings for her failure to prosecute 22 violent protestors charged with various crimes on June 9, 2020. According to Murray, nothing has changed to improve the relationship between Jennings and law enforcement. Unlike Jennings, Murray has pledged to work with law enforcement to ensure that Delaware's streets and playgrounds are safe. Murray pledged to be tough as nails against crime and committed to keeping criminals off the streets and behind bars.
"People throughout the state - from all walks of life - have been urging me to run for Attorney General," said Julianne Murray. "They see the need for an Attorney General who will serve all the citizens and who will ensure that criminals are prosecuted. They are tired of an Activist General who is clearly bowing to a social agenda."
"Delaware needs an Attorney General who will work for its citizens and with law enforcement and not against it," concluded Murray. "I am that person."
Murray pledges as Attorney General to:
• Support law enforcement and oppose all attempts at defunding and abolishing the police
• Prioritize public safety in Delaware by combatting crime and ensuring that criminals are prosecuted
• Treat law-breakers equally - ensuring equal justice for all citizens
• Obey the Constitution and uphold the rule of the law
• Prosecute! Especially gun crimes
• Keep politics out of the job
• Ensure that justice is blind and nonpartisan
Julianne Murray has never shied away from hard work or a challenge. With crime soaring and an imminent threat to public safety, Julianne will use her energy, determination and knowledge of the law to make our streets safe again.
Julianne is not a career politician. She is someone who has stepped forward to help when she sees a need. Julianne will be an Attorney General, not an Activist General, who backs the blue, makes public safety once again a priority, and holds everyone equally accountable under the law.
Born in Alexandria, Virginia, Julianne was a hardworking student who earned a full academic scholarship to the University of Arizona where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management. While earning her degree, Julianne interned as a Staff Training Specialist for the Federal Bureau of Prisons at FCI Tucson.
Longing to return to be near her family, Julianne relocated back to the East Coast and began working as a paralegal for a law firm in Virginia. She married her husband Patrick in 2002 and, shortly thereafter, they relocated from Maryland to Delaware. Julianne became the Administrator for a Sussex County law firm. In 2008, at the age of 38, Julianne took on the challenge and went to law school. She worked at the law firm and attended school full time until her 3rd year when she became an extern for Justice Henry duPont Ridgely of the Delaware Supreme Court. In 2011, Julianne graduated, passed the Delaware Bar and was admitted to practice.
In February 2012, Julianne opened her own practice (Murray Law LLC in Georgetown) and hit the ground running. She built her practice from the ground up and over the course of the next 9 years has added two partners, helped thousands of Delawareans with their legal needs (both civil and criminal) and has been a champion of the U.S. and Delaware Constitutions.
In 2020, Julianne stood up to the Carney Administration that had banned all short-term rentals in a State of Emergency. Due to her lawsuit and the public pressure she built, Governor Carney lifted the short-term rental ban. This same year, Julianne took on the challenge of running for Governor. Running as a political outsider with no background in politics, Julianne was able to win every straw poll, the convention, and the primary, beating five other contenders. Despite campaigning for only 5 months, Julianne had a strong showing, earning more votes than any other Republican gubernatorial candidate in the history of Delaware.
In 2021, Julianne once again stood up for the people of Delaware and filed a lawsuit to force the General Assembly to resume meeting in person and to allow public input on proposed legislation. Shortly after the filing of the lawsuit, the General Assembly resumed meeting in person.
Julianne is the energized and courageous leader Delaware needs.
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