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Jalon Alexander


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What is one life experience you have that voters should know about?

On February 8th, 2018, I waited outside of the Art Museum steps on the Parkway at 3:50 am. I was one of the first Philadelphia Eagles fans to prepare to celebrate the team at the Superbowl parade and stood for 12 consecutive hours. I immediately fulfilled a community service obligation afterward (yes, they still existed that day). Later that day I rode a bus 6 hours back to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for law school early the next morning. I love Philadelphia-the good, the bad and the ugly.

What would be your top three policy priorities in office?

1- Using drones and technology to reduce crime and gun violence to police communities effectively and without racial bias.

2- Expanding our economy to subsidize and provide more STEM/Vocational certifications to provide high paying careers for citizens without college degrees.

3- Increasing home ownership amongst long-term residents and responsible community development.

What sets you apart from other candidates?

I am the only candidate with a truly innovative plan to fight crime and reduce gun violence through technology. Specifically, through the use of drones and social media to provide law enforcement with the tools to prevent and proactively fight crime and gun violence. As a cyber-security attorney who also studied security and intelligence studies, I have met with members of law enforcement at both the local and federal levels to create an innovative yet proven plan to enhance the way we police and make Philadelphia a national leader in reducing crime and gun violence through the use of drone technology, artificial intelligence, and law enforcement. Doing so will also reduce racial bias in law enforcement.

How do you plan to work across ideological lines to achieve shared goals?

I have spent my entire life working across ideological lines to achieve shared goals. As a former Student body President of the nineteen Penn State Commonwealth campuses and a student member of the Penn State board of trustees, I developed experience in navigating conflicting perspectives. Practicing civility, maintaining an informed perspective and strengthening existing relationships I have with sitting members of City Council will help us effectively achieve shared goals for the advancement of Philadelphia.

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