Patricia C. Jessamy

Age: 62<br>
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Resides: Original <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100603012400" title="Northwood" href="/topic/us/maryland/baltimore-county/baltimore/northwood-PLGEO100100603012400.topic">Northwood</a><br>
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Party affiliation: Democrat<br>
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Education: <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100608011572" title="Jackson (Hinds, Mississippi)" href="/topic/us/mississippi/hinds-county-%28mississippi%29/jackson-%28hinds-mississippi%29-PLGEO100100608011572.topic">Jackson</a> State University, B.A., 1970; University of Mississippi School of Law, 1974<br>
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Experience: Attorney in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100103000000000" title="Mississippi" href="/topic/us/mississippi-PLGEO100103000000000.topic">Mississippi</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100103100000000" title="Missouri" href="/topic/us/missouri-PLGEO100103100000000.topic">Missouri</a> and Michigan, 1974-1983; Baltimore assistant state's attorney, 1985-1987; Baltimore deputy state's attorney, 1987-1995; Baltimore state's attorney, 1995 to today.<br>
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Biggest concern: Improving resources and filling vacant positions to better prosecute violent offenders.<br>
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Prosecution philosophy: Creating prevention programs to keep kids from becoming criminals, building federal partnerships and making strong cases against violent criminals .<br>
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Political pledge: [I will] continue the progress which has seen historic reductions in violent crime in Baltimore… [and the] visionary leadership and capable management of a state's attorney's office.<br>
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Critics say: She has a strained relationship with police and does a poor job prosecuting violent criminals.

( Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun photo / August 16, 2010 )

Age: 62

Resides: Original Northwood

Party affiliation: Democrat

Education: Jackson State University, B.A., 1970; University of Mississippi School of Law, 1974

Experience: Attorney in Mississippi, Missouri and Michigan, 1974-1983; Baltimore assistant state's attorney, 1985-1987; Baltimore deputy state's attorney, 1987-1995; Baltimore state's attorney, 1995 to today.

Biggest concern: Improving resources and filling vacant positions to better prosecute violent offenders.

Prosecution philosophy: Creating prevention programs to keep kids from becoming criminals, building federal partnerships and making strong cases against violent criminals .

Political pledge: [I will] continue the progress which has seen historic reductions in violent crime in Baltimore… [and the] visionary leadership and capable management of a state's attorney's office.

Critics say: She has a strained relationship with police and does a poor job prosecuting violent criminals.

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