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Letter: Vote for Jack Martins and Fran Becker

On Tuesday, Nov. 2 there are clear choices for the New York State Senate and the United States Congress. To end the fiscal insanity and corruption in Albany, I’m voting for Mineola Mayor Jack Martins for State Senator. To end the fiscal insanity in Washington, I’m voting for County Legislator Fran Becker for Congress. Both these men are men of accomplishment and integrity. They believe that our state and federal governments have run off the rails of common sense.

Mayor Jack Martins has righted the fiscal ship of Mineola by substantially reducing long term debt and broadening the tax base with innovative ideas allowing the private sector to grow jobs and revitalize the downtown area. He was the head of the spear, bringing LIRR mainline village communities together in a cohesive effort to push back against the third track of the unresponsive monolith called the MTA. Jack Martins will go to Albany and repeal the MTA payroll tax that your school district is paying. Jack Martins will go to Albany and restore your STAR rebate checks. Jack Martins will fight to return our school aid that has gone to New York City. Jack Martins will be part of a new State Senate majority that will be a rebuke of the current State Senate leadership from New York City.

County Legislator Fran Becker has been a fiscal conservative stalwart for many years. Fran will go to Washington to stop the Nancy Pelosi agenda of wild spending, gigantic deficits and consistently voting against the will of the majority of the American people. Fran will not sponsor millions of dollars in congressional “earmarks” for lobbyist clients in other states. Fran Becker has always tended to the needs of his constituents in his county legislative district. He has not forgotten where he came from.

Please vote for Jack Martins and Fran Becker on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Leave this state and country a better place for your children and grandchildren. Your parents and grandparents did so for you. We owe it to them. We must not let them down.

Edward W. Powers

New Hyde Park