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Derrick Edwards

Running for Treasurer

Summary

Derrick Edwards is a Democratic candidate running for treasurer of Louisiana. If elected, Edwards will focus on three major issues of accountability & transparency, education, and wasteful government spending. Edwards states that he will put the people of Louisiana first, with accountability and transparency, ensuring each citizen knows how their tax dollars are being spent.

 

Visit Derrick Edwards's Website: http://www.votederrickedwards.com/

Experience

Education:

  • Tulane University (B.S. Accounting)
  • Tulane University (MAcc)
  • Loyola University School of Law (J.D., Class of 2003)

Profession:

  • Lawyer and disabilities advocate

How They Compare

We will continue to update this chart as we receive candidate's responses.

On Public Safety & Commiunity Investment Issues

  • I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past; and I intend to be a role model for New Orleans employers.
  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment be done by medical professionals, not police and deputies; and crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence among our community members.
  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in New Orleans, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

    I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past; and I intend to be a role model for New Orleans employers.

  • Derrick Edwards

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  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment be done by medical professionals, not police and deputies; and crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence among our community members.

  • Derrick Edwards

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  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in New Orleans, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

  • Derrick Edwards

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    I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past; and I intend to be a role model for New Orleans employers.

  • John Schroder

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  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment be done by medical professionals, not police and deputies; and crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence among our community members.

  • John Schroder

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  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in New Orleans, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

  • John Schroder

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On Restorative Justice Issues

  • I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices that resemble prisons.
  • I support an end to unaffordable bonds, an end to forced programming, and will not be influenced by prison profiteers.
  • I support the creation of a Post Katrina Trauma Assessment tool, and assessing impacts prior to any sentencing; and clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.
  • I support a 1,438 bed cap on the Orleans Justice Center jail, consistent with the City Council Resolution of 2011, and any public health interventions should never be used to justify mass incarceration.

    I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices that resemble prisons.

  • Derrick Edwards

    -

  • I support an end to unaffordable bonds, an end to forced programming, and will not be influenced by prison profiteers.

  • Derrick Edwards

    -

  • I support the creation of a Post Katrina Trauma Assessment tool, and assessing impacts prior to any sentencing; and clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

  • Derrick Edwards

    -

  • I support a 1,438 bed cap on the Orleans Justice Center jail, consistent with the City Council Resolution of 2011, and any public health interventions should never be used to justify mass incarceration.

  • Derrick Edwards

    -

    I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices that resemble prisons.

  • John Schroder

    -

  • I support an end to unaffordable bonds, an end to forced programming, and will not be influenced by prison profiteers.

  • John Schroder

    -

  • I support the creation of a Post Katrina Trauma Assessment tool, and assessing impacts prior to any sentencing; and clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

  • John Schroder

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  • I support a 1,438 bed cap on the Orleans Justice Center jail, consistent with the City Council Resolution of 2011, and any public health interventions should never be used to justify mass incarceration.

  • John Schroder

    -

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On Equal Participation

  • I support the repeal of state law barring people under community supervision from voting; and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process.
  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in New Orleans.
  • I support a strong and empowered community board monitoring public servants within the police, the court, and the jails.

    I support the repeal of state law barring people under community supervision from voting; and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process.

  • Derrick Edwards

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  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in New Orleans.

  • Derrick Edwards

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  • I support a strong and empowered community board monitoring public servants within the police, the court, and the jails.

  • Derrick Edwards

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    I support the repeal of state law barring people under community supervision from voting; and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process.

  • John Schroder

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  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in New Orleans.

  • John Schroder

    -

  • I support a strong and empowered community board monitoring public servants within the police, the court, and the jails.

  • John Schroder

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Where Derrick Edwards Stands

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