If Elected Officials Can’t Do Their Job As Their Records Shows There Should Be No Pay Raise, No Re-election
Mark Poloncarz is paid over $108,000. During this man’s time in office four little children were brutalized and died. Mark controls the Social Services Department. Instead of accepting any pay raise he should give any money he may receive to the families of the four dead children.
One of the most important jobs in the Social Service Department was created after 2 of the children were murdered. The job is the Inspector General position. Instead of putting a person who was experienced and knowledgeable about the SS system, he gave this high paying, important job, to one of his best friends who did not have those qualifications.
Mark is the only Erie County Executive ever who told the people and the press he was going to hold a fundraiser in Syracuse at The Orange Club. He came back with no money from his “fundraiser” because there wasn’t a fundraiser. He did return with two large monetary gifts from two men totaling $35,000 which he had to return because it was illegal.
Thomas B. Howard, our Erie County Sheriff, did a very poor job running the Sheriff’s Department. Every time a citizen turns around a prisoner escapes or is killed in the Erie County jail. Howard is a loser. If he deserved a raise it would only be for time on the job. He should retire.
There are some hard working people in Erie County who do deserve a raise but not the two men I mentioned above.