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Dan Stec Copies Another Politician’s Personal Story Nearly Word-For-Word And Passes It Off As His Own
Assembly candidate Dennis Tarantino today criticized his opponent, Dan Stec, for copying almost word-for-word the story on a 2010 mailer sent out by Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush that outlined Blankenbush’s inspiration for seeking public office. (Files To Follow.)
“Copying such a very personal story is disturbing,” said Tarantino. “Being a good Assemblyman is about more than issues, party labels and records – it’s about independence and credibility. When you can’t even count on a candidate telling his own story about why he’s running, then you can’t count on him to vote against raising taxes or his own salary. Copying Ken Blankenbush’s old mailer shows Dan Stec is a predictable career politician, trying to pass off another person’s work as his own.”
Stec’s mailer uses the headline, “The biggest reason Dan Stec wants to be your next Assemblyman is inside his wallet” and copies a story from Blankenbush’s 2010 mailer along with an images of pictures in the same wallet. In that mailer Blankenbush stated his deep concern about his grandchildren’s future motivated him to run for office. Stec’s mailer copied that message, only substituting his children.
“How hard is it to tell your own personal story?” Tarantino said. “He’s a good parent and I’m a good parent. But you will always be able to trust me to do what’s right and honest.”
Dennis Tarantino is running on a platform of reducing the tax burden, bringing more good-paying jobs to the area and improving the quality of life for North Country families.
More information can be found at www.dentarantino.com.
The Public Employees Federation of New York has endorsed New York State Assembly candidate Dennis Tarantino in his race for the open seat in the new 114th District.
PEF represents 56,000 professional, scientific, and technical public employees of the state of New York. The union is one of the largest local white collar labor organizations in the United States and is New York's second-largest state-employee union. PEF also represents employees who work in private-sector jobs and local government agencies.
In response to the endorsement, Tarantino said, “This is a very important endorsement, both for the size of PEF’s memberships, many of whom live in the 114th District, and the vital role they play in New York State Government. PEF and its members will be important partners in the new year.”
Assembly Candidate Dennis Tarantino Speaks Out On Hiking Fees
Dennis Tarantino, candidate for the New York State Assembly, 114th District, today released the following statement on proposed fees for hikers in the Adirondack Park.
“Our natural resources should be accessible to the entire population, regardless of their economic status. The proposal to charge a fee for the use of public hiking trails in Essex County is just another tax on families who are already struggling in this difficult economy. “
“We need to promote the North Country’s natural resources as an affordable recreation option, especially at this time of year, as visitors flock to the North County to take in the foliage. In addition to hurting families, this proposed fee would have a devastating impact on our local economy, as small businesses would suffer from the loss of revenue generated by the tourism industry.”