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 WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NJ - (October 27, 2011) – Kevin P. Murphy, the Republican candidate for Washington Township Mayor, reiterated his September 13 position that he will not take the $25,000 mayor salary, benefits or any other compensation.

 

“Adding the $25,000 mayor salary back into the municipal budget may be a small step but it is the right thing to do in this tough economic climate. My family stands alongside all Washington Township families who would like to see an unselfish approach to governing Washington Township,” said Kevin.

 

Kevin added, “During the last 12 years of Democrat controlled governing, residents have seen a doubling of their property taxes, reductions in services and a terrible business friendly environment. The township has lost its way and became stagnant. Our township must become more business-friendly, run more efficiently, improve the level of resident services and bring in new revenue to offset the out-of-control property taxes.”

 

“Murphy stated at the beginning of his campaign that he would not take salary, benefits, pension credit or any other compensation as Mayor of Washington Township. In my mind this act speaks volumes to the man’s character, passion and priorities,” said Mike Pascetta.

A special election on November 8 will decide who will replace former Democratic Mayor Mathew Lyons, who was forced by the New Jersey Supreme Court Professional Ethics Committee to resign this summer due to an ethics violation.

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