Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Dougherty, Creighton Break Pledge to Taxpayer For $1,500
During their 2009 campaign for district seats, both Dougherty and Creighton pledged, in a "Contract With County Taxpayer," that they would forego that $1,500 increase if elected. They kept their word, but only for two years. Starting in 2012, they took the dough. They broke their word behind closed doors, too, via memo exchanges with then Chair Brad Osborne.
Dougherty now denies he took the pledge, but I was at the news conference in which he announced it. For a measly $1,500, both Dougherty and Creighton broke their contract with the County taxpayer.
Dougherty is opposed this November by Attorney Susan Wild. Creighton is opposed by Bill Leiner, a nurse and former Commissioner.