Mayoral Candidate Tom Allon Calls on Speaker Quinn to Give Back Tainted Campaign Money
In a Daily News op-ed, Mayoral candidate Tom Allon today called on Speaker Quinn to return campaign funds received prior to when a law that would limit them kicked in. Allon said: "Local Law 34 was intended to limit the transactional, pay to play politics that has plagued our city for so long. It is unconscionable that Speaker Quinn, through a loophole in the law, is able to keep campaign funds that would now be strictly forbidden. It is a violation of the spirit, if not the letter of the law and I call on Speaker Quinn and others to return this tainted campaign money immediately." "Elected officials and 2013 candidates alike, should call on Speaker Quinn and others to do the ethical thing and observe the intent of Local Law 34." said Allon.
Read Allon’s op-ed.