As a parent, Marcus is working to keep Spokane’s neighborhoods safe for our children. Marcus is the proud recipient of the 2013 WACOPS House Democrats Legislator of the Year award. He believes we need to work aggressively to reduce crime in our community, and part of that challenge means giving law enforcement the tools they need to serve our community. Another part of the challenge involves addressing the root causes that lead to criminal behavior, so that we can prevent crimes from happening in the first place. Marcus supports evidence-based restorative justice practices, along with substance abuse treatment and mental health services that are central to reducing recidivism and keeping our community safe.