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Madera, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, Stanislaus Counties, CA November 7, 2006 Election
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Public Safety

By Jeff Denham

Candidate for State Senator; District 12

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Senator Jeff Denham has quickly been recognized as a leader on public safety issues in the State Senate. He's authored numerous pieces of legislation cracking down on sex offenders by requiring these criminals to wear GPS satellite tracking devices upon their release from prison. He's led the effort to ensure molesters aren't dumped in Madera, Merced, Monterey, San Benito or Stanislaus counties. In 2003, he was a leader in the fight to block the placement of a highly dangerous sexual predator, Brian DeVries, in Soledad. In 2004, Senator Denham successfully battled to prevent dangerous sex predator, Cary Verse, from being dumped into the Merced community.

As a strong proponent of longer prison sentences and the death penalty, Senator Denham has repeatedly urged the last two Governors NOT to grant clemency to convicted murderers.

In 2005, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law Senator Denham's Senate Bill 723, a measure that created a "Kid Safe Zone" around schools by prohibiting the state from placing sexually violent predators near schools. Working with the Democrat legislative leadership, Senator Denham was also able to secure funding for the Monterey County Rural Crime Task Force.

Senator Denham was recognized by the California State Sheriffs' Association + for the second time in the last three years + as their "Outstanding Senator."

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