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May 7, 2014

State and U.S. Reps win primary election

DANVILLE— State Representative from District 40 Greg Steuerwald and U.S. Representative for Congress in Indiana’s 4th District, Todd Rokita, have received the primary Republican nomination.

Steuerwald ran unopposed. He will continue to sit on the Judiciary Committee, and for the last four years has worked on the revision of the Criminal Code.

“We’ve spent tens of thousands of man hours on that project alone, and we’ve come up with a very good product that was endorsed by the judge association and the prosecutors’ association, so we anticipate a new way of dealing with offenders in the criminal justice system,” Steuerwald said. “We’ve increased the penalty for murderers by 50 percent. They’ve gone from time served from 32 years to 48, so it’s a drastic increase on the worst offenders. We did that so there would be certainty in sentencing for the victims so they would have a better idea of time served.”

On the bottom end, they are trying to deal with low-level non-violent offenders in a different manner, doing it locally with addiction and mental illnesses services.

“Other states like Texas have done this with great results; reducing crime, lowering recidivism rates and saving space throughout the department of correction for the worst offenders,” Steuerwald said. “We anticipate a triple-win for Indiana as well. We started this in 2010. It becomes effective July 1.”

Rep. Rokita responded to his primary victory by saying, “Serving the people of Indiana is a great honor, and I am humbled to be the Republican nominee for Congress in Indiana’s 4th District. I am running for Congress to continue fighting for all people so that they can build better lives for themselves and their families. This will take leadership and someone willing to tell the truth. And a lot of times the truth is not pleasant to hear. But the truth is this: we are $17 trillion in debt and on our way to $200 trillion, making the current generation the first in our history to leave the next worse off.”

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