We should all have a say in what justice looks like. Minnesotans deserve a fair and accountable justice system.
As a proven champion for justice, I will bring the change and progress Hennepin County deserves. I’ve devoted my life to criminal justice reform.
Changing this system is possible, it matters, and is long overdue. But we won’t achieve it with just a few policy changes. We must base our overall approach to crime reduction on treatment and support, not hardline punishment.
I was raised by a single mom who worked long hours—I believe justice should not depend on how much money you have. I served as a Coast Guard law enforcement officer—I respect the law but believe that it must serve all people. I’m also a father—I believe if kids get into trouble, they deserve help to get back on track.
With a 20-year incumbent, it’s time for a fresh start. I am an innovative criminal justice reform leader running to balance second chances and accountability.
As County Attorney, Mark will:
Make prosecution about seeking justice not just winning cases
Reform cash bail in Hennepin County
Listen to people, collaborate, and bring everyone to the table
Ensure accountability and second chances can go hand in hand
Stop the prosecution of low level drug offenses
Expand juvenile restorative justice