U.S. House District 9: Sam Sutter on the issues
As the District Attorney of Bristol County, I have brought fundamental change and improvement to public safety in this region. I achieved my vision by putting together a great team and by being persistent and tenacious in pursuing my goals. In my six years as District Attorney, we have cut gun violence dramatically, decreased gang activity, dismantled major drug dealing operations, connected with at-risk youth though creative prevention programs. We have placed the highest priority on providing services to victims and their families, established performance reviews for those who work for the office and emphasize openness and transparency in our interactions with the public and the media. We aIso started, during my first year in office, a unique office-wide volunteer initiative which has contributed over 13,000 hours of mentoring, tutoring, coaching and other services to communities throughout Bristol County.
Now I would like to take the exact same innovative approach achieve results for the people of the Ninth Congressional District and bring some real change to the impasse in Congress. Polls consistently show that more than 90% of all Americans are dissatisfied with Congress. I will make the needs of this district my first and foremost priority and I will focus on results. I will create the partnerships necessary to accomplish this vital objective.
This new district has many pressing needs. On Cape Cod—where I lived and worked during the 1980s—we have to do something about the gridlock at the Bourne and Sagamore bridges. We also have to continue to fight harder than ever to protect the Cape’s unique and diverse environment. In Plymouth County—where I spent a great deal of time working as a private attorney—we must immediately work to make the nuclear power plant safer and cleaner. And in Bristol County, where I am District Attorney and am raising my family, we need to stimulate our local economies and create jobs for thousands of people who are out of work.