DC Log Cabin: Mayor Gray Must Go!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
July 12, 2012 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC Log Cabin: Mayor Gray Must Go!

WASHINGTON, DC – In what is sure to sound like a broken record, the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans calls for the resignation of yet another elected official. Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2010 campaign has been plagued with complaints and allegations of unethical behavior. This week, three campaign workers pled guilty to charges of running a shadow campaign. U.S. Attorney Machen speaks of the campaign as being compromised by backroom deals, secret payments and a flood of unreported cash.

In an about face from previous Council scandals this year, Councilmembers Muriel Bowser, David Catania, and Mary Cheh have called for Mayor Gray’s resignation. “I applaud those Councilmembers who have called for the mayor to step down. Perhaps they are as tired as their constituents are of the mess in the Wilson Building,” said Robert Turner II, President of the DC Log Cabin Republicans. If forced out of office, Gray will become the third elected official to step down this year.

While no formal allegations have been presented to the Mayor, his entire administration has had an odor of disreputable behavior.  “The Mayor now wants us to distinguish between his job as mayor and how he went about getting there,” said Turner, adding, “When it comes to governing the nation’s capital, the ends cannot justify the means.  One month ago, I asked who’s next.  We now have our answer.”

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977, with state and local chapters nationwide, which believes in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty.  Log Cabin Republicans educates our party about why inclusion wins and that opposing gay and lesbian equality is inconsistent with the GOP’s core principles of smaller government and personal freedom.  The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports inclusive local Republican candidates, and sponsors monthly social gatherings.  For more information, please visit www.dclogcabin.org.

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DC Log Cabin Condemns Mayor’s New Executive Pay Scale

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
June 1, 2011 (202) 253-1830 cell

DC LOG CABIN CONDEMNS MAYOR’S NEW EXECUTIVE PAY SCALE

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans echoes the outrage heard across the District yesterday when it was reported that Mayor Vincent Gray introduced legislation last week to increase the salaries of certain city employees by $100,000, to a maximum of $279,000.  In addition to the 56% pay increase, the bill would also remove public hearings, along with congressional oversight from any contracts approved at the new level.
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In a time of fully-loaded leased vehicles and nearly $400 million budget deficits, this is the last thing this city needs,” said President Robert Turner II.  “While it is important to bring in and keep good talent such as the police and fire chiefs, and the Superintendent of Schools, the Mayor perhaps needs a refresher that these are public sector jobs, paid for by the hard-earned tax dollars of the citizens of the District.  Is this why Mayor Gray is trying to raise taxes and cut social services for the poor?” he continued.
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“Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is paid $199,790 per year.  However difficult any of the DC city government jobs are, none are so demanding that they justify $80K above and beyond what presidential cabinet secretaries make,” Turner concluded.It appears that the measure has little chance of advancing in its current iteration out of the Government Affairs Committee, chaired by Councilmember Mary Cheh, who said the bill was “DOA.”
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Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977 that believe in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty. The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports local Republican candidates and sponsors monthly social gatherings. For more information, please visit http://www.dclogcabin.org.

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