Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Kendall Brown Runs for Delco DA

from the inbox:

On Tuesday, M. Kendall Brown submitted her petition as a candidate for District Attorney of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Democrat Kendall Brown is an experienced litigator and advocate for victims of crime. She is a graduate of the prestigious University of Virginia School of Law and a former small business owner. Brown vows to be a check on the current one-party power system and an advocate for victims of crime.

As a litigator for several years at two major national law firms, Brown handled sophisticated commercial litigation and white-collar crime cases. Before practicing law, she advocated for the victims of child sexual exploitation as the Policy and Communications director of a non-profit law firm that lobbied on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for victims of sexual exploitation and also worked to help municipalities across the country enact laws to protect their citizenry from predators. In that role, Brown gained insight into the extraordinary responsibility prosecutors have to protect the public from crime. “Not only is it important to prosecute criminals; it is also imperative that a prosecutor work with legislators in their efforts to enact laws that protect the public,” Brown explained. “This can only be effective when there is direct communication between the District Attorneys Office, law enforcement and the legislature.” At the same time she was advocating for victims’ rights, she also created an organization that provided low-income single mothers with access to a crucial resources, including housing, legal assistance, medical attention, education and psychological counseling.

"Kendall Brown is a tough, smart, no nonsense lady and is exactly the kind of independent advocate the people of Delaware County need" said Upper Darby Democratic Chairman and former prosecutor Ed Bradley. "She will be a fearless prosecutor and is ready now to tackle street level crime and to root out corruption and fraud. I wholeheartedly endorse Kendall Brown and look forward to helping her put an end to one party rule in the Delaware County Court House."

Ms. Brown also started, owned and operated a small business, which she took from scratch to becoming one of area’s premier event design and planning firms. From that experience she gained a keen understanding of the myriad of challenges facing business owners, including the destructive implications businesses face when they fall victim to crime. “My experience as a small business owner adds significantly to my ability to be an effective District Attorney. It has given me insight into the crucial issues facing small businesses, particularly in these tough economic times. These implications go far beyond the individual businesses; they have a deep effect on the community as a whole – especially in Delaware County, which prides itself on being a healthy environment for small businesses,” Brown states.

Ms. Brown brings a unique blend of real-life community and legal experience to the race for the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office. Her extraordinary commitment to community, her advocacy skills, understanding of the special needs of small businesses, and experience for the benefit of crime victims make her uniquely suited to serve as District Attorney of Delaware County.

Ms. Brown graduated with highest honors from George Mason University. She earned her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was an editor of the Law Review and a Dillard Fellow. Since moving to Delaware County in 2001, Brown has been active in our community by serving as Vice-Chair of the Democratic Committee of Nether Providence, and organizing numerous charitable events, including the Race for the First Responders in Nether Providence Township as well as other events benefiting the American Heart Association, MANNA and the Ronald McDonald House.

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