2008-08-15 / Community

Gerald Sullivan Calls On Assembly To Cut Spending

Hundreds of neighbors and friends joined Gerald Sullivan, Rockaway's reform candidate for State Assembly, at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club to lend him their support and boost his aspirations as he calls for the discontinuance of spending. "It's up to the State Assembly now, and my opponent to give New Yorkers property tax relief," Sullivan told his guests. "If I was your representative in the Assembly today, I'd be doing everything in my power to raise this tax issue with the local media; with all my neighbors here in South Queens and the Rockaways and especially with my Assembly colleagues to pass relief," he continued.

Sullivan asks, can New York go from worst to first? According to Governor Paterson, in his personal address, the Empire State is the worst taxing state in the nation and New York is rated dead last among the fifty states in business competitiveness. Sullivan is calling for Congresswoman Audrey Pheffer to go to Albany, reduce state spending and "immolate the corruption" from the state budget - not by the governor's recommended 1 percent ($1.2 billion) - but by 5 percent ($6.1 billion).

Sullivan is running to represent the 23rd Assembly District. The Queens County Republican Party, the Queens County Conservative Party and Queens County Independents endorse Sullivan for State Assembly. He seeks to be a bolder, more effective voice for the people of South Queens and the Rockaways.

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