9/20/2010 - Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) released a brief statement to welcome the Westchester Board of Legislators’ proposed term limits, announced this afternoon, and once again calls on Tax Hike Mike to respond to his challenge to sign a three-term limit commitment for all elected positions.
Assemblyman Ball Praises Westchester County Legislature, Demands Response from Tax Hike Mike
“Kudos to the bi-partisan efforts of John Nonna (D-Pleasantville), Gordon A. Burrows (R-Yonkers) and Peter Harckham (D-Katonah) for presenting this important measure and I encourage the entire Legislature to listen to the people, whom now more than ever demand accountability and reject career politicians. In July, I called on Tax Hike Mike and my Republican primary opponent to sign my three-term limit pledge and both ignored it. With the Primary Results across New York State, the voters have chosen a new brand of leadership while Tax Hike Mike is just another a lawyer and career politician, who if elected will go to Albany and do what he has done in Westchester County, increase taxes and increase spending.”
In signing his own pledge, Ball has agreed that once elected, and if re-elected twice, he would not run for re-election for a fourth term in the New York State Senate. If Tax Hike Mike could muster the same courage to put the needs of the voters ahead of his career ambitions, he would be committed to the same pledge for the State Senate and for his County Legislator seat.
The bi-partisan plan laid out by Westchester County lawmakers would impose a three-term limit for the 17 legislators and the county executive. “I have asked Tax Hike Mike to answer this pledge and he has ignored me. Now while his fellow legislators are answering the call of term limits, where is Tax Hike Mike? More than ever before, he must be honest with the people he hopes to represent – is he for progressive reform and new leadership or is he just the same old politician? Mike, I await your response.”