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Sunday, March 1, 2015
Dunne, Clarke running for L.D. 15
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Dennis Dunne and Jonathan Clarke

Q: What are your thoughts on the state  of the county’s finances?

Clarke: One of the biggest mysteries in New York State is: how can one of the richest counties in the entire nation be in such bad shape financially? Another mystery is how can a county that has such a wealth of capable people be so badly run that the Nassau Interim Finance Authority had to come in and take away the county’s ability to govern itself? The answer to that mystery is that the county is so bloated with incompetent leaders in government that it cannot get out of its own way. The county’s finances are a ticking time bomb, and if we do not act fast, I firmly believe we will be another Detroit.

Dunne: Still requires a great amount of focus on rightsizing county government departments.

Q: As challenger, what skills can you bring to the position, and what would be your primary goals and objectives for the upcoming term?

Clarke: As a former market analyst and lawyer, I understand business and have the legal background to create laws that will promote the economy. My plan, when elected, will be two fold: first, I will push for term limits, so that we can finally force these career politicians out of office who do not understand or respect our needs. Second, after we get these do-nothing politicians out, we can start working on fixing our problems with a fresh set of legislators committed to strengthening our county and not their political party.

Q: During your time in office, what do you feel are your biggest accomplishments?

Dunne: Eliminating the energy tax, and stopping the four years of 3.9 percent tax increase built into former County Executive Tom Suozzi’s four-year plan, and stopping the fast food tax.

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Publius

I like how Dunne cannot even write complete sentences. Hey Dunne when are you going to pass a piece of legislation?

Friday, October 18, 2013 | Report this
Constitution

Dunne nothing has been in office for 18 years. Come on already Republican Party! Isn't time you retire this joke? Please everyone vote this guy out already. He is like that guest that won't go home.

Friday, October 18, 2013 | Report this
MrLevittown

Dunne answered those questions like he was filling out an online survey for TGIF. What is wrong Dunne you couldn't find someone who can read and write to fill it out for you? Really is any body seriously going to vote for this guy again? He is the worst. 18 years is more than enough.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 | Report this
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