For Immediate Release: Rush, N.Y. September 10.5.2011
“Town of Rush candidates pledge to reduce salaries if elected”
For more information, contact David Sluberski, Town Democratic Party and Independent Open Rush Government Party Leader, Tel: 585-880-4349. firstname.lastname@example.org
Last night the candidates for Open Rush Government and the Democratic Party signed a pledge to roll back their salaries to 2010 for the term of office. Kathryn Hankins for Town Supervisor, David Palmer, and Dan Woolaver for Town Council were shocked to learn that the proposed 2012 budget includes another pay increase for elected officials.
The candidates state “our citizens have not had an increase in their social Security for the past two years, and this year’s projected increase will be offset by an increase in the cost of Medicare”.
They are running on a platform of fiscal responsibility and accountability. If elected this is just the beginning of what they want to achieve as town leaders. “We believe elected officials should lead by example and do what is fair and equitable for all tax payers”. There is no reason for the citizens to shoulder elected officials annual increases, when many hard working individuals and our seniors living on social security receive no increase.
Accountability starts with the elected, and we encourage all elected officials to join us in this pledge in the town of Rush, NY, in moving towards a more responsible stewardship of tax dollars.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8. For more information on these candidates please go to http://www.rushdemocrats.org or on Facebook at Rush Town Democrats.