State Representative candidate calls for stricter Domestic Violence Laws

By: Dee DeQuattro

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A candidate for State Representative is taking aim at domestic violence offenders saying if she is elected she will prevent those convicted from being able to expunge their records and she will require that second offense domestic violence charges be classified as felonies.

Sharon Gamba who is running for State Representative in District 32 against incumbent Bob Craven says today’s laws shield violent offenders.

“I am making it one of my first legislative priorities to eliminate the ability for society’s worst predators to hide in plain sight. In my opinion, if you abuse a woman or child, you should never be allowed to return to society with a clean bill of health. You should be forced to live with your actions for as long as your victims must live with the trauma they caused. And that would be forever,” said Gamba.

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