Saturday, August 19, 2006

Concerned Taxpayers Group of Livingston County

Because of time committments involving Law School, I regretfully resign my position as treasurer of the Concerned Taxpayers Group of Livingston County as well as the Concerned Taxpayers Group PAC of Livingston County. My resignation date is September 7. As one of the founders of this organization, I still strongly support both organizations as well as the leadership of both organizations. I will be actively supporting the efforts of both organizations, and still believe all fiscal conservatives should as well. My resignation is strictly due to Law School and I will assist our organization in finding an effective replacement who understands (or will understand) the campaign finance laws so we continue our streak of ethics as we have never been fined nor received any error/ommission notices.

We still have challenges ahead of us. The Concerned Taxpayers Group of Livingston County and its twin brother - Concerned Taxpayers Group PAC of Livingston County are both once again getting ready for battle. Despite being outspent in every race we were involved in, we have a perfect record in millages, and batted .500 (2/4) in school board elections we have made endorsements - one seat in Howell, and another in Hartland.

Our PAC is going to be getting involved in school board elections once again next year. As before, we are going to endorse fiscally conservative candidates. I expect the endorsement process will be similar to last years where interviews and question/answer sessions are set up with candidates and a raw score and average among PAC members is used to determing who receives our endorsement. (As a side note, I'd like to see the Livingston County GOP follow a process to the Concerned Taxpayers Group in an endorsement process)

We expect major battles in Brighton, Howell, Pinckney, and Hartland.

We would like to be involved in all five Livingston County School Board Elections if possible. Unfortunately, it takes money to be effective. The least amont of money we spent campaign ways was our PAC in 2005's School elections in Howell and Hartland. That was also where we did win 100% of our races. Concerned Taxpayers Group money can not go towards Concerned Taxpayers Group PAC money by law, so this is a seperate committee that we need to fund to be effective. We would appreciate any support you give us - whether it be $5 or $500.

All those interested or have questions should email us at concernedtaxpayersgroup@yahoo.com

There are no salaries, and all of the money spent goes towards electing fiscally conservative individuals and/or defeating tax increases.

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