On Tuesday, voters will be heading to the polls. One of the races that Orange County residents can vote for is District Attorney. Meredith Zaritheny has more on that race.
ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. -- For Republican candidate David Hoovler, fighting crime in Orange County's three major cities will become a top priority if he is elected district attorney.
He said, "We approach each of them differently, but the goal in the end is to dismantle, disrupt and displace the gang and drug activity in those communities."
Democratic candidate Michael Isgur says fighting crime is more about the tools and technology that can help law enforcement officials.
"Bringing in the modern approaches that have worked, as I said, in cities like New York City, the community policing, broken windows policing, the technology,” added Isgur.
Both candidates agree a large part of fighting that crime is to work on communication.
Isgur said, “So one of the things I'd like to see is better coordination between the DA's office and police.”
"I want to make the district attorney's office be able to get information from both the community and from the police, so that the community not only identifies what the problem is but the community has a say in how to solve the problem,” said Hoovler.
Isgur says his experience as a defense attorney for the last 16 years will help streamline how the district attorney’s office operates.
Meanwhile, Hoovler also has 16 years of experience. He said his time working as an assistant district attorney in Orange County provides him with a unique perspective.
He said, "I view the prosecutor’s office as just that. You speak for the victims of crime and you set the policy and procedure for the police departments in the community, but most of all you posses the tools that can make changes in people's lives that can make a difference for them in everyday living."
Isgur said, "I want to be the person who sets the policy because the person who sets the policy and effects the change, then makes a difference in the lives of the people in our community."
However, both candidates agree the position is about enacting positive change in the communities they serve.