His work is never done

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 14, 2005

A politician’s work is never done – especially when he’s a month away from the election. That’s why, while most of Suffolk was concerned with having as much fun as possible on the last day of Peanut Fest Sunday, Creigh Deeds and those attempting to help him become Virginia’s next Democrat Attorney General were hard at work, gathering the city’s support.

&uot;I was here last year, and I knew this was a big event,&uot; said the Bath County native. &uot;I want the people to see me in every corner in the state. There’s only 30 days until the election.&uot; He’ll battle Robert F. McDonnell in the Nov. 8 voting tallies.

A former member of the state House of Delegates and general assembly, Deeds became a member of the state senate in 2001. He helped introduce and pass Megan’s Law, which is designed to keep sex offenders away from children, and Amber Alerts, which are used to locate missing children.

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&uot;I’m going to work hard to make sure to keep up the work that (Governor) Mark Warner has done,&uot; Deeds said. &uot;We want to keep Virginia safe and secure.&uot;

On a press release, Deeds discussed his plans to shut down home methaphetamine labs, toughen the penalties for domestic violence, and assemble a strike force to keep children and adults safe from sexual predators. He also mentioned the halting of identity theft, computer fraud and domestic violence as top priorities.

&uot;But an Attorney General is more than just a crime fighter,&uot; he said. &uot;He’s a lawyer for the state. I want to give the people the best legal advice possible.&uot;