Westchester district attorney candidates face off in debate
The two candidates vying for Westchester?s top enforcer squared off in a debate Wednesday.
Democratic candidate Tony Castro, who was as assistant district attorney in the Bronx, has never held office in Westchester. Republican candidate Janet DiFiore worked as an assistant district attorney in the county and has twice been elected as a judge.
During the debate, Castro suggests prosecuting gang members under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. DiFiore said she wants to start a gun prosecution unit to deal with the increase in violence. As for dealing with sexual predators, Castro wants them locked up for as long as possible, while DiFiore focused on prevention.
Jeanine Pirro is not running for district attorney because she is looking to go against Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) in 2007.