FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2019
Contact: Jesse Prieto, 716-525-5170
Cpl. Jacob McMahon says he would vote NO on Poloncarz County Budget
“We have to draw a line for how much the government can take out of your pocket.”
Grand Island, NY – Jacob McMahon, candidate for County Legislator, says he would vote “NO” on the newly proposed county budget.
“Higher Property Taxes, Pay Raises for Politicians, and 69 new taxpayer funded jobs. Last year my opponent Kevin Hardwick cut a deal with Mark Poloncarz, and wiffed at a $10 Million Dollar tax levy cut,which would have been the first in decades. We have to draw a line when it comes to how much the government can take out of your pocket. This budget does nothing to ease the burden on taxpayers, I would vote NO,” said Jacob McMahon.
Last year Kevin Hardwick cast the deciding vote in the County Legislature and voted no on a $10 million dollar tax cut in Erie County. The 2020 county budget comes in at a total of $1.7 Billion, raising the property tax levy by $10.8 Million. Since 2011, with Kevin Hardwick as a County Legislator, property taxes have increased approximately $71 million.
The 4th Legislative District covers the town of Grand Island, as well as the City and Town of Tonawanda. Cpl. Jacob McMahon is endorsed by the Republican, Independence, and Conservative Parties and running on a platform of lower taxes, stronger infrastructure, and people before politics.