COLUMBUS — During today’s Senate session, State Senator John Eklund presented Arthur Baldwin with a resolution honoring his 46 years of service to the Village of Waite Hill as Mayor. Baldwin, a U.S. Army veteran, was first elected as Mayor in 1966.

“Mayor Baldwin is a true public servant, having dedicated himself to the people of Waite Hill for nearly half a century,” Eklund said. “His commitment to the community has resulted in numerous improvements to the area and inspired others to follow in his footsteps. While his service will be missed, we certainly wish him well as he embarks on the next chapter of his life.”

 
 
 
  
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“Individuals who are wrongfully imprisoned due to constitutional violations beforesentencing are no less harmed than those whose rights are violated after sentencing,” Senator Eklund stated. 



 
 

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“It’s important to have clarity and certainty in the procedures of our criminal justice system,” stated Eklund.  “Without it, prosecutors' jobs are more difficult, defendants risk losing rights, and public confidence in the system suffers.”



 
 

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“The time has come for public safety and corrections policy to be driven more by data analysis than by guesswork and suppositions,” said Senator Eklund. “Part of that analysis must factor in the very real impacts that behavioral health issues and the current drug crisis are having on the system."