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As DC Mayor Muriel Bowser confronts Democratic primary challengers on Tuesday, the Republican candidate is aiming to become the nation’s first GOP mayor for the first time since his office was restructured in the 1970s.

Entrepreneur, Christian community leader and former model and singer Stasia Hall told Fox News Digital‌ that she hopes to bring change in DC to address crime and increase financial opportunities for residents.

“I want to be hopeful of the change that is going to happen in DC, this is our capital, we really need to set the pace for the rest of the country. It has to be a role model city, yet it’s not. And we see our city being wasted,” Hall said.

Crime and homicides, especially in DC, have risen by 13% so far in 2022 over the same period last year, and voters are increasingly concerned, even in affluent areas of the district, Hall said.

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“That’s the top problem. It’s like a wave moving across the district. When I go and see my neighbors in Georgetown, they feel guilty, my friend,” Hall said.

Stasia Hall, Republican candidate for DC mayor

Stasia Hall, Republican candidate for DC mayor
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Hall blamed the city’s current leadership and called on the city to work closely with police to address the crime rate.

“We need to have better solutions, not to cheat the police and hire more social workers. It makes no sense, we need a better relationship with the police,” she said.

Hall spoke just days after a 15-year-old boy was shot dead during a music festival celebrating Junetine in the heart of DC.

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“It’s a child trying to enjoy Juneteenth’s holiday, and his parents do not know they will never see him again.”

Bowser, who is seeking a third term as mayor, also criticized some police reform efforts.

In a May debate with Democratic candidates, Bowser said, “I never went to a community where they said they did not want the police. We need the police we need.”

City officials, including Mayor Muriel Bowser, discussed the rising violence at a news conference in Washington, DC.

City officials, including Mayor Muriel Bowser, discussed the rising violence at a news conference in Washington, DC.
(Bill O’Leary / The Washington Post by Getty Images)

Hall says her Christian faith will guide her efforts to reform crime policy.

“As a woman of faith, if I am chosen, I will be a woman who prays, who prays, who seeks wisdom,” she said.

Hall, who experienced homelessness years ago while trying to raise two children as a single mother, said she wants to see better opportunities for residents of DC Republicans as well, believing in true economic equality.

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“Muriel has eight years [what] I call the factions that fail on equal ground. That did not happen because there were so many special political interests, “Hall said, adding that people need to find ways to improve themselves, not more welfare.

“People need to have incentives to take it out, study, work and buy homes and start businesses. So many communities that are so weak are frustrated. They do not want to leave their communities. I do not see why life can not be provided. “

She hopes to implement budget reforms in the district to avoid raising property taxes that are detrimental to the elderly living on a fixed income.

“People want to keep money in their bank accounts. They want to keep money in their pockets. They see and believe that there is a risk of property taxes rising,” Hall said.

City officials, including Mayor Muriel Bowser, right, police chief Robert J. Conte III, center and deputy public safety deputy mayor Chris Geldart, discussed the growing violence in the press with guns collected from a shooter terrorizing the Vance area.  Conference, in Washington, DC.

City officials, including Mayor Muriel Bowser, right, police chief Robert J. Conte III, center and deputy public safety deputy mayor Chris Geldart‌, discussed the growing violence at the press with guns collected from a shooter who terrorized the Vance area. Conference, in Washington, DC.
(Bill O’Leary / Washington Post by Getty Images)

To do so, according to Hall, the city must audit its financial affairs.

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“All that really needs to be done is to thoroughly review the DC budget, streamline it to increase transparency and accountability, and systematically audit DC government procurement and contracts. So the people who live here are happy, content, have deals, content in all areas and look forward to living here. “

Hall is exceptionally competitive in the Republican primary and will face the Democratic primary winner on Tuesday in the November mayoral election.