STATMENT FROM CHAIRMAN MICHAEL KRACKER ON COUNTY EXECUTIVE’S INAUGURAL ADDRESS



STATEMENT FROM ERIE COUNTY REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN MICHAEL KRACKER

GOP Responds to County Executive’s Inaugural Address

Buffalo, NY — Erie County Republican Chairman Michael Kracker issued the following statement in response to the Inaugural Address from County Executive Mark Poloncarz:

“In today’s inaugural speech, Mark Poloncarz refused an opportunity to unify this community. Instead, he stoked further division and pointed fingers at the past.

The County Executive’s remarks about extreme political rhetoric would have been better delivered to a mirror. The recent campaign exposed the public to the darker side of Mark Poloncarz, including allegations of domestic violence. And since being elected to a fourth term, Mark has continued to lash out at the people of this community with irresponsible and dangerous attacks.

The Poloncarz administration has also increased the cost of living for families and businesses, raising county property taxes by nearly 40% since taking office and recently enacting the highest county gas tax in New York State. Even the tax relief he boasts about was only made possible by a strong Republican caucus in the legislature.

As Mark begins his final term in office, the Erie County Republican Committee will work with our government partners to hold him and his administration accountable. As much as it pains him, Mark Poloncarz was elected to represent this entire community, not just those who agree with his extreme progressive politics.”

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