Releases Record of Murtagh Contributions from Unions and Others He Now Criticizes
Assemblyman Mike Spano released a list of contributions that Councilman John Murtagh solicited and accepted from labor unions – groups that Murtagh has now begun to criticize since they have cut off funds to him.
“This is hypocrisy of the worst sort,” said Spano, “If you give John Murtagh money you’re good. If you stop giving him money you’re bad. The last thing Yonkers needs is a mayor whose philosophy of governing is “give me the money.”
Spano advised by email last night that Murtagh criticized him for “accepting contributions from labor unions, yet Murtagh himself solicited and accepted thousands of dollars from many of those same unions in the past,” noted Spano. “Apparently labor support is only acceptable when it’s for John Murtagh,” said Spano, “People demand honesty from those who would lead our City, and will recognize this utter hypocrisy coming from my opponent.”
Murtagh has also criticized former Senator Nick Spano in the current campaign, yet in a previous campaign Murtagh solicited and received a $5,000 contribution from Nick Spano. If the Spano family is as bad as John Murtagh claims, I think perhaps it’s time for him to give back the check he asked for,” said Mike Spano.
Among the contributions Murtagh received in the past are:
Yonkers Police Captains, Lieutenants and Sergeants Association – $720
Police Association of Yonkers – $1,250
Police Association of Yonkers PAC – $500
Friends of Nick Spano Committee – $5,000
Yonkers Firefighters Local 628 – $375.00
Yonkers Federation of Teachers – $150
SEIU Local 704 – $400.00
Yonkers PBA – $250