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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

2010 Candidates: Rushern Baker's Campaign site

Rushern Baker's campaign for county executive now has a web site at:

Flash and graphics may cause it to load slowly if you have a dial-up connection.

Baker, for those who have not followed him closely, was largely responsible for both (1) taking away our right to vote for school board members, and (2) bypassing TRIM to sock us with  a regressive telephone tax--one of the highest such taxes in the nation.

In my opinion, Baker is probably both more honest and more competent than the current county executive, but has demonstrated that he cannot be trusted by those of us who value self-governance and fiscal restraint.

(Posted 27 May 2009)

1 comment:

  1. To describe what Baker did as "taking away our right to vote for school board members" is revisionist history at best and ignorant at worst. Remember, at the time, the school board had devolved into such a mess or incompetence and in-fighting that the state was threatening to take over the county school system and with hold I believe 40 million dollars in funding. Rushern Baker actually intervene to prevent the state from acting and by doing so SAVED our right to vote for school board members and 40 million dollars of state funds for our schools. He did so, when no one else would act - not county executive Curry, not States Attorney Johnson, not any member of the legislative body. His action has been described inaccurately for years. As somebody that blogs about politics, you should get your facts straight.