By Jessica Dye
NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Nassau County District Attorney
Kathleen Rice has announced she will be seeking a third term
this fall as the county's top prosecutor.
Rice, a Democrat who was first elected in 2005, when she
ousted 31-year incumbent Denis Dillon, announced her re-election
bid in an email from her campaign on Thursday.
"While our strides have been bold and our progress steady, I
believe I have more to contribute to an office that we all rely
upon to protect our families and to ensure the integrity of the
criminal justice system," she said in the email.
Rice touted her accomplishments since 2005, saying she has
focused on impaired-driving crimes, public corruption and cyber
predators. She also cited a widely publicized investigation into
allegations of cheating on college entrance tests in 2011 that
led to a series of convictions and changes in national exam
Rice said her top priorities for a third term would be
violent and cyber crime, as well as theft or fraud in public
funds. She also said she planned to lobby state and federal
lawmakers for "sensible" gun control laws and to advocate for
local and state reform of the juvenile justice system.
To date, Rice remains unopposed. The general election will
be held in November.
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