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Attorney General hopeful proposes "senior citizen advocate" position

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WAUSAU (WAOW) - A Wisconsin attorney general hopeful wants to create a new position with the State Justice Department. He says the position will help better protect senior citizens from fraud and abuse.

Jon Richards spoke at the Marathon County Courthouse Thursday. He wants to create "senior citizen advocates." The advocates would work with local prosecutors to fight crimes against seniors, both physical and financial.

"A senior citizen advocate would be able to work with local law enforcement to make sure that we catch and punish people who are preying on our seniors." said Attorney General candidate Jon Richards.

Richards also says the advocates would educate seniors on how to protect themselves from scams and work with legislature to pass new laws to protect seniors.

Richards will go head-to-head with Dane County Attorney Ismael Ozanne and Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ for the democratic nomination. They will face off in a primary election next month.

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