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Molnar Makes Jail Safety Top Priority

News Release Date: July 23, 2010

For Immediate Release   Contact: Deb Truckey – 880-9459

Molnar Makes Jail Safety Top Priority

RACINE--As Sheriff, Ron Molnar will make getting Racine County Jail operations back on track a top priority.  Several areas of concern will be addressed, starting with the direct supervision of jail inmates.  Basic searches and inspections will be closely scrutinized, as will basic sanitation expectations.  Training and staff development are also crucial elements of maintaining a safe, secure facility and will be a dedicated, focus area.

According to Molnar, "There is absolutely no excuse for a filthy jail.  Thorough searches and inspections are basic elements of jail operations and any appearance that they are not important is completely unacceptable.”  Daily inspections of the jail and close monitoring of jail operations on all shifts is essential to restore confidence that jail operations are consistently meeting expectations. 

Molnar reflects on losing the contract to house 120 state prisoners over mismanagement of jail operations. “This resulted in a very substantial loss of revenue to Racine County and that is completely unacceptable,” said Molnar. 

“I will provide leadership and take immediate responsibility to implement the necessary corrections to regain the lost jail contract.  I must restore the luster on the Racine County Sheriff's star.  You should expect nothing less from your Sheriff."

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Molnar’s Plan: Inmates Pay Debt to Society

News Release Date: July 16, 2010

For Immediate Release   Contact: Deb Truckey – 880-9459

Molnar’s Plan: Inmates Pay Debt to Society

RACINE--No way will inmates serving jail time be sitting around all day watching TV under Ron Molnar’s watch as sheriff. Molnar says, “There are many healthy, able-bodied individuals that can make a contribution to the society they victimized.”

According to Molnar, “There’s too much work to be done. Creating partnerships throughout Racine County, inmate labor can assist with service projects that make a difference to our taxpayers. They can cut brush and remove trash. Or work to keep our parks beautiful by mowing, cleaning and painting.”

Inmates can work with Habitat for Humanity doing construction rehab work, and help maintain community buildings.

Molnar would also like to give taxpayers a break by partnering with the Racine Master Gardeners and local UW Extension and have inmates grow much of their own food. According to Molnar, there is plenty of county land sitting idle that could be used to grow potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, squash and tomatoes.  Given the right amount of acreage and crops, food costs could be significantly reduced for the Racine County Jail, Racine County Juvenile Detention Center and Ridgewood Care Center.

“Not a single inmate will lounge his time away while incarcerated. They will pay their way, just like the rest of Racine County taxpayers,” says Molnar. “Racine County taxpayers should expect nothing less from their Sheriff.”

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As Sheriff, Molnar Takes 10% Pay Cut

News Release Date: July 8, 2010

For Immediate Release   Contact: Deb Truckey – 880-9459

As Sheriff, Molnar Takes 10% Pay Cut

RACINE -- It seems taxpayers won’t be alone in bearing the brunt of an escalating economy. As Sheriff, Ron Molnar pledges to return 10 percent of his salary to the Racine County budget.  According to Molnar, "It’s simply the right thing to do.  Clearly, the economy remains unstable and taxpayers continue to suffer from job loss and foreclosure.  I am convinced saving salary dollars will ease some of the burden placed on Racine County taxpayers."

Ron Molnar pledges to create a leaner, more streamlined budget to support current manpower and strengthen partnerships across all municipalities.

For more information, visit www.molnarforsheriff.com.

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Gonzalo Gonzalez became the first Racine County Sheriff candidate to qualify for the September ballot

June 10, 2010 [RACINE] – Racine County Sheriff candidate Gonzalo Gonzalez became the first Racine County Sheriff candidate to qualify for the September ballot. His campaign garnered well over the required 500 signatures to meet the quota to file for candidacy. 

“I am grateful for the support and encouragement I’m receiving from so many people in my new endeavor into politics. The transition from private life to candidate for Sheriff has been an exhilarating experience.  As a candidate, I bring over 26 years of experience in law enforcement; a proactive approach to addressing crime, strong leadership, and fiscal responsibility combined with good common sense.”

Gonzalez’s campaign has a website, www.gonzalez4sheriff.com, for supporters to learn more about him.