Marcellino Knocked Off ‘Tax Revolt’ Ballot Line
(Huntington, NY) Jim Gaughran today announced that his opponent, Senator Carl Marcellino, failed in his bid to get on the Tax Revolt ballot line. Despite only needing 3,000 signatures to achieve the ballot line for this November’s election, Carl Marcellino fell short by nearly 2,000 voters. This embarrassment for Senator Marcellino is further proof that voters are rejecting his pro-tax stances and record.
“Carl Marcellino has spent decades in Albany raising taxes on Long Island families and businesses, so it’s not surprising that taxpayers rejected his claims and kicked him off the Tax Revolt line,” Jim Gaughran said. “Long Island taxpayers deserve a real advocate in Albany, not someone who simply rubber-stamps everything party bosses put in front of him. The reality is, the only way to truly achieve a tax revolt and start reducing the burden on our property owners, small businesses, and all Long Islanders is to replace Senator Marcellino.”
Jim Gaughran is currently running for State Senate, and was born and raised on Long Island and has deep roots in the community, both as a former elected official and a private businessman. Jim represented a substantial part of the 5th Senate District, when he served as a Huntington Town Councilman and later as a Suffolk County Legislator. As a councilman, Jim authored one of New York’s first full-disclosure laws requiring local officials to disclose all sources of outside income. Jim’s innovative ethics reforms are now seen as models for what Albany should do to end the corruption crisis that has eroded trust in state government.