A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Election Day is November 5 – less than 100 days from now. This is an important election year for local government elected positions at the County and Town level. Our County government is at a crossroads—we need to elect leaders who will bring fiscal solvency and results. I am proud to stand with County Executive Candidate John Kennedy and work to get out our message to voters.
I am running for Suffolk County Legislator for the South Fork, which spans from Moriches to Montauk and includes Shelter Island. I bring to the table common sense and know-how as former Town Supervisor and Councilwoman, with 14 years of dedicated service to the community working at the executive and legislative level of Southampton Town government. I have demonstrated time and time again that I stand up for the taxpayers and can make the difficult decisions. I have also shown that I can reach across party lines to work for the common good and that I truly care about people from all walks of life.
The most critical priority is restoring fiscal sanity to County government, and to move Suffolk County forward towards a brighter future. Under the current Democratic administration, there is a negative outlook predicted by bond rating agencies due to years of fiscal mismanagement and political budgeting. It is mind-boggling that the Bellone administration claims to be “protecting the taxpayer” and “protecting the environment”!
DID YOU KNOW?
· Suffolk County’s bond rating is now just one grade above Junk Bond status! Over $300 Million has been borrowed by the Democratic Majority in the County Legislature to pay pension costs! The County’s accumulated debt is over $2 Billion. All that borrowing means that tax revenue goes to pay down debt rather than fixing roads, maintaining parks and providing other public services.
· Taxes & Fees have been raised by over $200 Million since Bellone was elected as County Executive with Rubberstamp Democrat County Legislators voting Yes to every fee, tax & spending increase. Rather than cutting spending, fees were created & raised—alarm fees, red light camera fees, mortgage recording fees, park fees, vehicle registration fees & more!
· Year after year, the $3 Billion County Budget is unbalanced, meaning we continue to spend much more than we are bringing in.
· A state appellate court for a second time has ruled a $29.4 Million dollar diversion from the Drinking Water Protection Program was illegal. All told, Suffolk County has borrowed over $171 Million from clean water environmental funds and now the taxpayers have to pay it all back!
On Election Day, I hope to earn your vote of confidence for the Office of Suffolk County Legislator, Legislative District #2. For more info, visit:www.LindaKabotForSuffolk.com
Linda Kabot is the designated candidate for the Office of Suffolk County Legislator for the 2nd Legislative District on the Republican, Conservative, and Libertarian lines for the November 5 General Election ballot.
Published in The Southampton Press Newspapers, August 1, 2019