Yates candidate says he wouldn’t raise taxes or collect pay for position

Posted 23 October 2017 at 11:00 am


Town of Yates voters. You will have three choices for councilman this November 7th. All three are against the wind turbine invasion.

What do you know about each of the candidates? I attend town meeting regularly so let me help you out here. Two have been endorsed by the “Liberal Progressive” Yates Republican Committee. I can say that because it’s true. As far back as I can remember they have not produced a candidate that has not voted to raise your taxes or maintain the status quo.

The elected officials are never taken to task for this only given continuous endorsements. The incumbent candidate is a skilled career politician that will say and vote any way he has to to keep the seat. He has also voted to raise your taxes every year since he has been in office.

The endorsed challenger I can’t tell you much about other than he’s against the wind turbine project, was a Democrat before recently being sought out by the Yates Republican Committee to give their endorsement and switched parties. As far as I know he hasn’t been to one meeting or workshop this year and maybe two meetings in the last three years. So I can’t tell you where he stands on all the other town issues and apparently neither candidate has to because they have the R in front of the name. Republican voters, don’t be fooled by that R. It’s in name only. I would like you to help me change that so I can help you where it counts. Your wallet.

So here is why I respectfully ask you to elected Paul Lauricella Jr. as Yates Town Councilman on November 7, 2017.

• Expel the wind turbine giants from our town.

• Help to protect our all-volunteer fire department.

• Help to cut unnecessary spending and fight the status quo.

• Help to continue to support local farming and agriculture.

• Help to bring business and quality development to Yates.

• Help to protect our culture and way of life that residents enjoy.

• Help to reduce regulations and oppose creation of more.

• Fight to cut taxes that burden and stress the citizens of this town.

• Protect and defend the Constitution and all of its liberties.

Those of you who know me know I back up my words with action. When I commit to an endeavor 100 percent devotion is given. I am not a politician. I am an advocate for you the ordinary citizen whose voice is not heard.

When I speak, I speak for you. Government continues to operate and spend in last century’s fashion. Why not, it’s other peoples’ money they are spending. Your money, with no cares how much you have to give up and stress over how you can pay.

I will fight over every nickel spent. We must reduce spending to reduce taxes. It can be done. I will do this job for no pay as a service to my community. I respectfully ask you in Yates for your vote. What have you got to lose? Seems no matter who you elect the status quo reigns supreme. Let’s change that. Help is on the way. For true change vote for Paul Lauricella Jr. on the Conservative and independent lines.

Paul Lauricella Jr.

Candidate for Yates Town Councilman