November 2, 2011
If you get a phone call from Gov. Andrew Cuomo between now and the election on Tuesday, Nov. 8, don't be alarmed. All he is asking you to do is re-elect Supervisor Paula Mahan in her race against Republican candidate Denise Sheehan.
This is quite the endorsement for Mahan, as Cuomo touts her ability to "bring fiscal discipline and eliminate the town's deficit." He also praises Mahan for coming in under the two percent tax cap that was passed earlier this year.
"Paula responded by not only holding the line on taxes but reducing them by half a percentage point," Cuomo said in a press release. "Join me in supporting Paula so she can continue the progress."
Mahan went on to praise herself in the release citing that "in addition to fixing the financial mess she inherited"," she has been working on bringing in new high tech companies such as Angio Dynamics and other companies such as The Fresh market.
"We have made a great deal of progress on the town's finances in a short amount of time, and I'd like the opportunity to do even more," Mahan said in the release. "Governor Cuomo is setting the right example in government and I was very pleased that we were able to deliver a budget that not only meets, but exceeds, the property tax cap. His endorsement means a great deal to me.
Below, you can listen to the robo call yourself as well as read the transcript of the message:
This is Governor Andrew Cuomo calling you to urge you to vote to re-elect Supervisor Paula Mahan. Paula has worked hard to bring fiscal discipline to Colonie by cutting spending and eliminating the town’s deficit. This year, I enacted a two percent state-wide property tax cap to help working families by ending the ceaseless increase in taxes throughout our state. Paula has not only met that goal but she’s been able to actually cut town taxes in this year’s budget. She deserves our support, so this year we can continue the progress for Colonie. Vote Paula Mahan this Tuesday.