I began my job as your representative in the State Assembly last year. In that time, I haven’t made a lot of friends up in Albany. That’s hard to do when you’re there to shake things up. Instead, I did what you elected me to do: I rolled up my sleeves and I got to work cleaning up the mess. I went toe-to-toe with bickering politicians and I stood up against things that didn’t make sense – like the MTA tax and the tax increases in this year’s state budget.
But Albany can’t shape up overnight, and that’s why I need your help to finish the job. With your support, I’ll make Albany work for the Hudson Valley, and I’ll fight to stop politicians from getting rich on your dime.
It’s wrong for politicians to soak up taxpayer dollars when our hardworking families are scraping just to get by, and that’s why I made a commitment this year to refuse pay for my travel to work in Albany – something my opponent, a career politician, failed to do in his 14 years in office.
I hope I can count on your support on November 2nd. Together, we can turn things around.
Assemblyman Frank Skartados