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Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears will face Republican challenger Cyndi Carrasco this November. Carrasco joined Tony Katz Wednesday to discuss why she’s running and what actions she’d take to improve specifically the ever-growing crime in Indianapolis.

Cyndi Carrasco a native of El Pasco, Texas moved to Indianapolis to expand her education at IU’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Since her young-adult life Carrasco has remained in Indianapolis truly feeling like home. Her passion for Indy and fighting for her home is what encouraged her to run for Prosecutor to begin with.

“I’m running because our city is in crisis. There is a crime crisis that has really taken over our city and I’m fed up. I’m fed up with the violence, I’m fed up with record homicides, I’m fed up with shootings happening throughout our cities, and we need a change.”

Carrasco has a nearly 20-year legal career including her time as Inspector General. As Inspector General, according to her site, she led a “critical law enforcement agency, investigated white-collar criminal activity, and worked with prosecutors across the state to hold criminals accountable.”

She told Katz that if elected, she would hold people accountable, tighten up on criminal consequences, and partner with law enforcement to push back on criminal activity. Last month, Members of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 86 announced their endorsement for Carrasco.

Listen to Carrasco’s full interview with Tony here: