Why I'm Running
Justice is bigger than a jail cell. Human beings don't set out to be criminals - and we aren't meant to be caged.
People go through real trouble in their lives deserving of real attention. When one crime is committed, when one person is arrested and incarcerated, entire families and communities are changed forever.
Our City needs a fundamentally different, community-driven, social services approach to criminal justice that keeps us safe by respecting the humanity of everyone involved.
Richmond's Commonwealth's Attorney should be our chief reform and chief public safety officer, not just our top prosecutor.
I'm running as a progressive reformer, leader, and innovator to make reimagining public safety our City's reality.
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Early voting begins April 23 | Primary: June 8
An innovative servant leader
Tom founded the Virginia Holistic Justice Initiative and his criminal defense practice, served as a Richmond prosecutor and policy advisor, a Marine Corps Captain and veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan – and after graduating from UVA College, Law, & the Darden School of Business, he had the good sense to marry a Public Defender. Julia and Tom live a life of servant leadership together in Church Hill.