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					                                                            One man
                                                              was fighting to
                                                            career politicians,
                                                             clean up Yonkers,
                                                              and get our city
                                                          focused on lower taxes
  Before there was a           Before scandals made          and creating real
 Tea Party working to cut       us aware how critical      economic growth . . .
  taxes and spending . . .      Yonkers reform is . . .
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                                  — The Conservative Republican Mayor we need —
                                             Conservative Republican John Murtagh for Yonkers Mayor
                                             The battle for Yonkers’ future has begun, with some of                                            Here’s where John Murtagh stands on
                                                                                                                                             the issues — and exactly what he wants to
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Taxes & Spending                               He can’t do it alone
                                                                                                                                                                                                We have to cut Yonkers spending now.            John Murtagh can do great things for
                                             the worst elements of local politics rubbing their hands                                        accomplish as our next Mayor:                    Political pork and patronage will be the        Yonkers, but he needs your help to win
                                             together greedily. These political hacks and their bosses                                               The Fiscal Crisis                        first things to go. Next will be impractical,   the Republican nomination and go on
                                                                                                                                                                                              unfair and outdated labor practices that        to defeat the Democrats in November.
                                             have conjured up a backroom deal to put themselves back                                           Sure, we need to demand our fair share         inflate the cost of government and reduce       John Murtagh needs you in his corner.
                                                                                                                                             of state dollars. But we also need to keep
                                             in the driver’s seat — while taking taxpayers for a ride.                                       our own house in order. Last year, John
                                                                                                                                                                                              the quality of city services. And that’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Politics is no longer a spectator sport.
                                                                                                                                                                                              just the beginning. John Murtagh will
      ABOUT JOHN MURTAGH                      If they can keep Republican voters like
                                             you in the dark long enough, they can
                                                                                              A conservative Republican, Murtagh
                                                                                            drafted a tough new city ethics code, and
                                                                                                                                             refused a 10% pay raise, and recently proposed
                                                                                                                                             a 5% salary cut for all Yonkers employees —
                                                                                                                                                                                              do what Ronald Reagan did to cut
                                                                                                                                                                                              wasteful government spending, reduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Good, decent citizens like you need to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              get involved: Talk to your friends and
Born: Manhattan, 1960                        sneak back into power and grab complete        back in his days as a private citizen, he led    including himself. The unions vilified him,                                                      neighbors about what John is trying to
                                                                                                                                                                                              the burden of government and help
High School: Fordham (’78)                   control of our city government — and           the successful movement to enact strict          but John knows it was the right thing to         struggling Yonkers families keep more           accomplish for our city. Volunteer to hand
College: Fordham College (B.A. ‘82)          its $890 million dollar budget.                term limits for career politicians in Yonkers.   do. We also need to stop pension padding         of their hard earned money.                     out John’s flyers on your block. Make a
Law School: Fordham Law School (J.D. ’86)                                                                                                    and other scams that rip off taxpayers.                                                          small donation to John’s campaign. Any
                                              The one man standing in their way is           As City Councilman, Murtagh uncovered                                                             Reform & Transparency                          help you can give will make a real difference.
Parents: The late Judge John Murtagh and     City Councilman John Murtagh.                  a school hiring scandal, overturned the                        Education
Mary Maguire Murtagh, now 86.
                                                                                            illegal Ridge Hill vote, getting taxpayers a                                                        The days of backroom deals for the             Most important of all, come out and
                                               Murtagh has been a thorn in their side                                                          Our Yonkers public schools matter even         special interests and their family members
Married: Margaret Mangan, 24 years                                                          far better deal than the original proposal                                                                                                        vote for John Murtagh for Mayor.
                                             for years — exposing a variety of political                                                     if you never had any family who attended
Children: John, 23, and James, 19                                                           — and Murtagh has fought to cut spending         them: these students are the workers of          are over. As Mayor, John Murtagh will
                                             scandals, power grabs, and plain old           and hold the line on Yonkers taxes.              tomorrow, and we need skilled, literate          continue to say no to the perks and
Career: Attorney, Former Adjunct Professor
of Law & Public Policy, Fordham; Yonkers     government waste — which is why the                                                             citizens. We’ve made good progress with          sweetheart deals for politicians and
City Councilman; Council Minority Leader     usual suspects hate and fear him.                After eight years of strong, independent       our schools, but not enough. As Mayor,           their families. He’ll expose the ripoffs
Major Achievements: Led the successful                                                      leadership on the City Council, John             John Murtagh wants schools to focus on           and scandals that hurt taxpayers and
                                               John Murtagh exposed the “free city car”     Murtagh is running for Mayor of Yonkers
Committee for Term Limits in Yonkers in      ripoff that cost Yonkers taxpayers upwards                                                      literacy, math and science — the core of         only benefit political insiders. As our
1994; Founder, Yonkers Co-op Condo                                                          in September’s Republican Primary.               a real education. John wants to give schools     new Mayor, John Murtagh will make
Council; Past Chairman, Four Rivers          of a million dollars each year. Told time                                                       the power to keep their best teachers by                                                                                  8
                                             and again that he had to take a free car “or     The political bosses are pulling out all                                                        the City of Yonkers a place where good
District Boy Scouts of America; former                                                                                                       ending “last in, first out” policies that
Board Chairman, Pregnancy Care Center        it will make everyone else look bad,” but      the stops to defeat him — but with your                                                           government is always good for business —
                                                                                                                                             only hurt kids and protect mediocrity.                                                              Republican Primary Election
                                             Murtagh flat-out refused. He’s on our side.    help he can win this important election.                                                          and for hardworking taxpayers like you.              Tuesday, September 13
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     The Murtagh Family: John, Margaret,
     John Jr., and Jim, with Seamus & Tess

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               local neighborhood. Ten minutes               ¨ Hand out flyers at train stations, supermarkets, etc.
               of your time can have a dramatic impact       ¨ Collect Nominating Petitions starting June 7th.
               on our city’s future. You can do more if      ¨ Make phone calls. ¨ Just tell me how I can help.
               you have time, but every little bit helps.    ¨ I want to run on John’s team for the Republican Committee
                                                             so I can become the Republican leader in my neighborhood.
               Run on John’s team as the                     I understand that my name will appear on a local GOP nominating petition,
        3      Republican Leader of your                     and if contested, my name will appear alongside John’s name on the September
               block or neighborhood. We have                13th Republican Primary Election ballot.
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               representing a few city blocks.               Enclosed is a check for my contribution of:
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        4      campaign. Unlike his opponent, John           for the General Election is $4,838, for a combined total maximum donation of
                                                             $6,084. Spouses may each donate the maximum amount.
               is not wealthy and able to self-fund his
               campaign. He needs lots of small donations    Your Occupation
               from Yonkers neighbors like you.              Your Employer

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Description: Yonkers City Council Minority Leader John Murtagh (R) just dropped his first mail piece in his expected race for Mayor of Yonkers. A formal announcement of his candidacy will occur in the next several weeks.