Rosemarie Jackowski

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Rosemarie Jackowski
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Former candidate for
Attorney General
PartyLiberty Union Party
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Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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ProfessionEducator, writer and activist
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Rosemarie Jackowski was a Liberty Union Party candidate for Vermont Attorney General in the 2014 elections.[1] Rosemarie Jackowski lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Jackowski was a Liberty Union Party candidate for Attorney General of Vermont in the 2012 elections.[2]

Biography

Jackowski's first year of teaching was 1957. She is an Advocacy Journalist, Founder of Justice for Children and a member of Veterans for Peace.[3] Jackowski authored "BANNED IN VERMONT" and has written many articles.

In 2003, Jackowski was arrested during a protest in Vermont against the 2003 Iraq War.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Vermont attorney general election, 2014

Jackowski ran for election to the office of Vermont Attorney General. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Results

General election
Attorney General of Vermont, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Sorrell Incumbent 58.6% 109,305
     Republican Shane McCormack 37.3% 69,489
     Liberty Union Rosemarie Jackowski 3.9% 7,342
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 263
Total Votes 186,399
Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State.

Issues

2014 Campaign themes

Jackowski's 2014 campaign platform for the Vermont attorney general's office included the following issues:[3]

1. At the top of the list is the protection of the most vulnerable. Every case of reported abuse of the disabled or elderly must be investigated in a timely manner - and prosecuted if the facts support prosecution. A backlog of hundreds of abuse cases shows a shocking lack of appreciation for the dignity of all human beings. This should never happen again. No excuses. No exceptions.

2. Call for a moratorium on the militarization of local police departments. The acquisition of unnecessary military equipment has many disadvantages. It places a burden on taxpayers. It also creates a militarized culture in small towns.

3. Thoroughly investigate every police shooting - especially when an unarmed civilian is killed.

4. Increase the Prosecution of violent crime, home invasion, and other offences which are a threat to public safety.

5. Review/rescind the State policy which prohibits doctors/dentists, licensed in other States, from rendering compassionate medical care in Vermont.

6. Insure the privacy of all medical records.

7. Increase support of consumer protection. Increase access to the justice system for low income Vermonters. Increase transparency in government. Increase funding for Health Care Advocates. Reduce/eliminate the awarding of no-bid contracts by the State.

8. Support farmers and the economy by encouraging the cultivation of hemp as an agricultural product.

9. Rescind the Vermont policy which supports the frivolous Defense of the State in cases where the State is clearly at fault. When a person is injured or killed - or when there is damage to property caused by carelessness or negligence of the State, there should be no gaming of the system by the State.

The Courts should never be used as a tool to prohibit justice. In addition, it is a waste of taxpayer money to litigate every case. Sometimes an offer of a fair settlement would save money and insure a fair outcome.

Sovereign Immunity should never be used to deprive citizens of Justice.

Eminent Domain should be used only in the extremely rare case when the public good demands it.

10. Restore the First Amendment in Vermont. Political speech in public tax supported facilities should never be censored. (See photos on the Internet of Dennis Steele being arrested.) The banning of political books by public tax supported libraries should no longer be permitted. The chipping away of Constitutional Rights should never be trivialized. Academic freedom in high schools and colleges must be supported. [4]

—Rosemarie Jackowski, email submission to Ballotpedia


2012

See also: Vermont attorney general election, 2012

Jackowski ran for Vermont Attorney General in 2012. Her chief philosophy on the position was three-pronged:[5]

  • "The Office of Attorney General should never be used as a political tool."
  • "The power of the Office is a Sacred Trust that must insure Justice for All."
  • "The Office of Attorney General should set the ethical standard for Vermont."

She faced incumbent Bill Sorrell (D), Burlington businessman Jack McMullen (R), and Ed Stanak (Progressive) in the general election on November 6, 2012. She was defeated by incumbent Sorrell in the general election.[6][2]

Attorney General of Vermont General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Sorrell Incumbent 57.9% 164,441
     Republican Jack McMullen 33.3% 94,588
     Progressive Ed Stanak 5.5% 15,629
     Liberty Union Rosemarie Jackowski 3% 8,533
     Independent Write-in 0.2% 588
Total Votes 283,779
Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State.

Issues

2012 Campaign themes

Jackowski's campaign platform for the Vermont attorney general's office included the following issues:[7]

  1. "Every case of reported abuse of the disabled or elderly must be investigated in a timely manner - and prosecuted if the facts support prosecution."
  2. "Call a moratorium on the use of Tasers by law enforcement."
  3. "Insure the privacy of all medical records."
  4. "Shut down Vermont Yankee."
  5. "Decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana."
  6. "Increase the Prosecution of violent crime, home invasion, and other offenses which are a threat to public safety."
  7. "Support farmers and the economy by allowing the cultivation of hemp as an agricultural product."[7]
  8. Review the merits of the Public Service Board, whose decisions Jackowski believes impinge on consumer protections.
  9. Make the state more selective in its approach to handing lawsuits to reduce spending of tax dollars. She favors by opting more for fair settlement over "litigating every case." She believes that sovereign immunity and eminent domain should be invoked "only in the extremely rare case when the public good demands it."[7]
  10. Eliminate censorship of political speech in areas funded by public taxes such as public libraries.
  11. Lift or soften policy that restricts the ability of qualified medical professionals without in-state licenses to treat patients in Vermont.[7]

Personal

Jackowski has been a resident of Bennington, Vermont since 1985.[3]

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References

  1. Vermont Secretary of State, "Candidate Listing," accessed June 13, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Vermont Secretary of State, "Elections Division:2012 General Election Candidate Listing," accessed October 17, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Email submission to Ballotpedia on October 1, 2014
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  5. Email submission to Ballotpedia on October 30, 2012
  6. Vermont Public Radio, "Campaign 2012 Election Results" accessed November 6, 2012
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Email submission to Ballotpedia on October 30, 2012