In 2006 and on the heels of the over budget construction of the Ulster County Law Enforcement Center, Ulster County voters fought back against government waste and mismanagement by approving the Ulster County Charter, a new form of government that included the creation of a county comptroller, a fiscal watchdog for taxpayers.
Where was James Quigley III when this was going on? He was vehemently opposing the charter and the creation of a county comptroller’s office as the single largest donor to the Coalition Against the Charter.
Now, a candidate for county comptroller, a position created by the charter he opposed, Quigley recently warned in a media statement that
Quigley’s Democratic and Working Families opponent Elliott Auerbach said, “After watching the fiscal mismanagement of the jail construction, I along with the majority of voters in
Auerbach added, “His reference to the jail debacle last week is simply campaign rhetoric.”
Although lacking experience from holding any public office, Quigley is no stranger to politics. Last month, the Times Herald-Record reported that Quigley made political contributions of more than $74,000 since 1999, including $30,000 in donations last year.
For a current list of endorsements and other information about the campaign, please visit the Elliott Auerbach for Ulster County Comptroller website at www.auerbachforcomptroller.com.