Region’s Suburban District Attorneys Back Meehan for Congress

Region’s Suburban District Attorneys Back Meehan for Congress

Montgomery, Chester, Bucks and Delaware County DA’s United in Support for Meehan

NORRISTOWN, PA – Past and present District Attorneys from southeastern Pennsylvania united today to endorse former Delaware County District Attorney and U.S. Attorney Pat Meehan in his campaign for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District.  Joining Meehan at an event in Norristown were current District Attorneys Risa Ferman of Montgomery County, Joe Carroll of Chester County, Michael Green of Delaware County, and former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor.   
 
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to join some of my colleagues here today to express our strong support for Pat Meehan’s candidacy for Congress,” said Risa Ferman, District Attorney of Montgomery County.  “I had the pleasure of working with Pat when he was U.S. Attorney, and I always appreciated his commitment to advocating for those who didn’t have a voice.  As District Attorney and U.S. Attorney, Pat Meehan was a strong supporter of efforts to assist women trapped in abusive relationships and worked closely with advocacy groups that assisted victims of rape.  Pat was also an innovator in finding ways to protect the region’s children from predators on the internet.  He understands that law enforcement is not just putting criminals behind bars, it’s also about providing assistance and support to the victims of crimes.”
 
“I could not be happier than to be here today to support my long-time friend Pat Meehan,” said Bruce Castor, the former Montgomery County District Attorney and current Montgomery County Commissioner.  “I have long believed that Pat and I share many of the same traits – we were both no-nonsense prosecutors with a drive to root out corruption and fight for the common man.  We need more people like Pat Meehan in Congress, people who have the integrity to stand up for what is right and serve as the voice of the forgotten voters.  I’m supporting Pat Meehan because I know he is going to fight for us in Washington, DC.” 
 
“During Pat’s tenure as U.S. Attorney, we worked together closely on issues such as obtaining Weed and Seed funding and combating the manufacture and distribution of illegal drugs in Chester County and other suburban communities,” said Joe Carroll, Chester County District Attorney.  “Pat Meehan has earned my respect and will serve as a strong advocate for local residents.  I know he will be a voice for victims and support our efforts to keep our streets and communities safe.” 
 
“A decade ago in Delaware County, Pat Meehan established one of the first Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces in the nation, which has helped root out and prosecute child predators,” said Delaware County District Attorney Michael Green.  “Pat Meehan’s early recognition of the dangers posed by online predators made Delaware County a national model for combating internet crimes against our young people.
 
“I have known Pat Meehan for many years. When I was a Bucks County Judge we served together on Pennsylvania Victim’s Services Advisory Committee,” said Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler, who was unable to attend today’s event but wanted to express his support.  “We collaborated to ensure the needs and perspectives of crime victims were considered in the development of state services, policies, and funding priorities.  Pat has always demonstrated himself to be a man of character and conviction, and I have the utmost respect for him.” 
 
 “It is a great honor to have the support and backing of so many of my former colleagues and peers in law enforcement,” said Pat Meehan, who served as Delaware County DA from 1996 until 2001 and as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 2001 until 2008.  “As those who worked with in law enforcement are well aware, I’m going to stand up for what’s right and for the interests of local residents.  I fought the culture of political corruption in Harrisburg and in our region, and with the support of voters, I will take that fight to Congress and out nation’s capital.” 
 
For more information on Pat’s record as U.S. Attorney and District Attorney please visit: http://www.meehanforcongress.com/patsrecord.

October 13th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments