Wanda Vazquez Garced on Crime



Met with feminist groups on fighting gender violence

Garced responded to the request of several organizations of feminist groups and met with them. "We discussed the tools that the Government has to fight against gender violence. It was agreed to establish working committees in conjunction with the Office of the Women's Prosecutor to determine what additional benefits a state of emergency would bring, in addition to the efforts being made in the Women's Prosecutor's Office and in the government agencies," said the Governor.
Source: Gubernatorial press release: 2020 Puerto Rico governor race , Aug 22, 2019

May have meddled in theft investigation at daughter's home

Vazquez made history as the first justice secretary in Puerto Rico to face a criminal investigation. In 2018, she temporarily stepped down in response to ethical complaints filed by the office of an independent special prosecutor. Vazquez was accused of abusing her power when she reportedly tried to meddle in a theft investigation at her daughter's home. The prosecutor said there was not enough evidence to charge Vazquez of wrongdoing, but the publicity was bad for her.
Source: Vox.com on 2020 Puerto Rico Gubernatorial race , Aug 9, 2019

Didn't investigate corruption over hurricane relief

One of the most upsetting issues to Puerto Ricans was the alleged corruption related to the Hurricane Maria recovery. The storm devastated the island in September 2017, and many neighborhoods have yet to return to normal. Puerto Ricans want to know what happened to all the federal money. Vazquez showed little interest in investigating it. She also angered the public for reportedly refusing to investigate why tons of hurricane supplies were abandoned in fields and never distributed to survivors.
Source: Vox.com on 2020 Puerto Rico Gubernatorial race , Aug 9, 2019

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Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
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Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D) vs.Murray(R) vs.Bonini(C)
IN: Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R) vs.Pisano(C)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R) vs.Peterson(D)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R) vs.Culp(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D) vs.Salango(D)
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