Saturday, May 06, 2006

Shame on Preston, the Paygrabber. Vote for Gainey

24th district challengers hope for clean sweep of incumbent - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Preston, 58, of East Liberty, voted for the pay raise July 7 and accepted the money early as unvouchered expenses. The General Assembly voted to repeal the pay raise in November, but Preston acknowledged he has not returned the money he collected.
With role models like this, it is no wonder we get others who spend public money in private ways.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

More of the article:

If Anderson is elected, he might not be able to take a seat in the General Assembly because of his conviction on felony and misdemeanor charges for dealing crack. He served nine months probation. The Pennsylvania Constitution precludes anyone with a conviction for "embezzlement of public moneys, bribery, perjury or other infamous crimes" from serving in the Legislature.

Anderson is not deterred, noting that at least one current legislator, Jake Wheatley, D-Hill District, had a felony conviction for larceny and a misdemeanor conviction for assault and battery in Michigan. Wheatley, who was 19 when he committed the crimes, was able to have the convictions expunged from his record.