Statement About Fair Campaign Practices Board Ruling from Mike Khader Campaign

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Mike Khader is designated the official Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women’s Equality, and Green Party candidate for Yonkers City Council President.

YONKERS, NY — October 22, 2017 — While we disagree with the bulk of the Board’s findings, Mr. McLaughlin has now lost any credibility by immediately lying about the finding.  His press release stating the Mike Khader is guilty or convicted of anything is false and defamatory, and a complaint to the Bar Association will be forthcoming.

Regarding the Board’s actual findings, we strongly disagree with Liam McLaughlin’s complaint that he is not responsible for tax hikes that he voted for, simply because other people voted for them as well.  The undisputed fact is that Liam McLaughlin voted for tax hikes, and as an elected official he is responsible for his votes and actions.  If Mr. McLaughlin needs to grow a spine and take responsibility for his actions, otherwise he should resign his office.

For clarity’s sake we should have said water rates are 585% of what they were when he was first elected, as opposed to saying they went up 585%. Our analysis shows an increase of 485%; Mr. McLaughlin claims 341%.  Either way, he probably shouldn’t wait for a thank you card from Yonkers taxpayers. His claims about taxes and spending not doubling is both false and laughable to any taxpayer in the city; and his argument that voting himself two major pay raises is not “lining his pockets” because it wasn’t illegal is a thumb in the eye to every hardworking Yonkers family who doesn’t have the luxury of giving themselves a raise at someone else’ expense.

No matter how much he complains, his failure is clear, and his dishonestly and belief that he is not responsible for actions he takes as Council President are insulting to Yonkers taxpayers. It’s time to fire Liam McLaughlin

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SOURCE: Mike Khader for Yonkers City Council President Campaign

eHeziStatement About Fair Campaign Practices Board Ruling from Mike Khader Campaign

Comments 43

  1. Okay, so let’s do some arithmetic folks. A vote for Liam is a vote for Keith Olson= 0. A vote for Keith Olson is a vote to make Jon “the Joker” Mueller Commissioner= o. A vote for the “Joker” is a vote to eradicate “5 Million” out of the Police budget on the backs of the hard working Police Officers= o. A vote to have this “Joker” f**k the PBA membership while having delusions of being PC while Keith Olson sits in his office eating a hunk of Swiss plotting with Brian “Choke Chain” Moran on who to set up next= priceless!
    Help us Obi wan Khader, you’re our only hope!
    Make a stand on Election Day and drop these priceless zeros and go with “Khader” the hero!

    PS RIP Olsonettes

  2. clip art on a mailer? was this done professionally or by a third grade class? hard to tell. khader’s supporters are also funny. “read this press release” as though that somehow has weight over the fair campaigns board (not that anyone saw it regardless). attacking the people like jean who they could probably sway back if they weren’t rude. and the inability to differentiate “your” vs “you’re.” it sad. and funny. but mostly sad.

    1. That so called “fair campaign board” that you’re referring to has zero weight over anything, in other words it means nothing. But since you want to give it some clout, read the actual finding not just what McLaughlin wrote himself. You’ll see that they didn’t ever use the word “guilty” as Liam would have you think. They merely say that things like it’s unfair for Khader to say that McLaughlin raised taxes, because he wasn’t the only one who voted to raise taxes. Things like that, they never said Khader wasn’t truthful or that he was guilty of anything. Get it right, stop spinning. And you have nerve mocking grammar, try punctuation and beginning a sentence with a capital.

    2. only thing sad here is liam as he voted on all these increases …. look at all the developement going on yet every year tax payers are struggling to pay city taxes…

    3. I think it’s pretty funny “you’re” making fun of “their” grammar when “yours” doesn’t sound much better. Starting sentences with prepositions then sh*t on someone else’s grammar. Typical tribune blogger imbicile. I guess we just need to be honest, Khader probably didn’t even have to campaign to win. Tell Jean to bite her nose to spite her face but when she’s patching herself up please don’t leave the water running too long lmao!

  3. So last nights debate was one sided khader had some great questions for laim and he couldnt respond to any of them except spin them off way to go red head answer the question the people deserve better you POS

    1. look at the city IDA lots of free money going out the windows to developers look at liams filings most contributors either have a contract or something to do with yonkers just look at it

  4. The reality is Liam and his “establishment”, that includes his felon brother, all his family and friends are getting pink slips and they know it. November 7th, 2017 will be the revolution Yonkers needed a longtime ago…..”and your New Yonkers City Counsel President, Mike Khader!” “McLaughlin defeated”

  5. So i decided to stay for the mclaughlin/khader debate.
    What a debacle it was, it was clear as day that liam’s supporters were there to intimidate this khader fella.
    The women in the front row showed great courage. Wasn’t sure of either candidate, but I’ll be doing my research on khader.
    Democracy should never be about intimidating anyone.

    1. Yeah, some one should have grabbed that Olson fella and given him a class about that. Olson and his small group of PBA thugs have been doing that for years.

  6. I am Democrat, not a crook Spano. I will vote Democratic. Liam was in Office for over 13 years and did nothing for the workers of the City.

    1. liam did a lot …got both brothers good jobs even though one is a convict… got spencer’s wife a job even though john spencer made fun of spaNOs by calling them dumbo and jumbo… lol… sure liam did a lot… got us new electronic water meters and as soon as they were installed our bills doubled up, got us new red light cameras and so on…

  7. Liam McLaughlin Caught Lying
    About Fair Campaign Practices Board Ruling

    While we disagree with the bulk of the Board’s findings, Mr. McLaughlin has lost any credibility by immediately sending out a false and defamatory statement regarding those findings. Liam McLaughlin is lying, plain and simple, in his press release stating the Mike Khader is guilty or convicted of anything. As an attorney he should know better than making such false statements, and a complaint to the Bar Association will be forthcoming.

    Regarding the Board’s actual findings, we disagree and will continue to disagree that Liam McLaughlin is not responsible for tax hikes that he voted for, as he argued in point 6, simply because other people voted for them as well. Liam McLaughlin voted for tax hikes, and he is responsible for them, as all elected officials are responsible for their votes and actions in office. If Mr. McLaughlin does not want this responsibility, he should not be in office.

    Regarding other specific complaints, we agree that for clarity’s sake we should have said water rates are 585% of what they were when he was first elected, as opposed to saying they went up 585%. Our analysis shows an increase of 485%; Mr. McLaughlin claims 341%. Either way, he probably shouldn’t wait for a thank you card from Yonkers taxpayers. His claims about taxes and spending not doubling are laughable to any taxpayer in the city; and his argument that voting himself two major pay raises is not “lining his pockets” because it wasn’t illegal is a thumb in the eye to every hardworking Yonkers family who doesn’t have the luxury of giving themselves a raise at someone else’ expense.

    No matter how much he complains, his failure is clear, and his dishonestly and belief that he is not responsible for actions he takes as Council President is insulting to Yonkers taxpayers. It’s time to Liam McLaughlin

  8. no lies here maybe the numbers are higher than they should be but the fact is everything went up under liams watch so dont call khader a liar he got liam on the ropes wake up dummies

  9. good council presidents always should try to work in bipartisan ways but if you look at Liams record not once has he challenged the mayor or even compromised on anything just a simple rubber stamp for the mayor,at least Liam knows how to become a prostitute because thats all he is…..

  10. Remember all those phone calls you never returned dont worry you will have alot of company soon 🍼🍼🍼🍼🍼🍼🍼🍼🍼🍼

  11. It’s not going to be funny for long. Liam’s record is Tax and spend and there’s no getting away from it. Liam has allows Spano to run the City into the ground and almost into insolvency.

  12. Ok…So Mr Khader’s numbers are a bit inflated. Does that make your 341% increase Ok??
    Your capped tax increase is because our Governor set it at 2%..if Cuomo set it at 4% you and the Spano’s would of raised to 4% to pay for the patronage.
    You mention 2 billion in development…Why are our taxes still increasing????
    You mention committment to education…Why isn’t your son in public school???
    As far as the “missing” 55 million…it was never missing….you know the real truth behind that..stop being cynical.
    Portray Mr Khader as you wish…..your dismal record is still there. You can’t hide from your failures.
    Why don’t you tell the voter’s why isn’t Amicone supporting you??? Does Kathy Spencer ring a bell.
    Why dont you tell the voter’s about your brother’s???
    Why don’t you tell the voter’s about the marriage you broke up???
    Why don’t you tell the voter’s the real history of your mother????
    Why don’t you tell the voter’s about the 4 million to Cappelli???
    Why don’t you tell the voter’s about how You,Spencer and Amicone gave Spezio access to the Downtown???
    Why don’t you tell the voter’s how (DINO)Spano bought off all his challenger’s with taxpayer money???
    Why don’t you the voter’s how your campaign and city employee’s are threatening business’s and property owners if they dont display your sign??
    You bash the very same Union’s that endorsed you 4 yrs ago, with the exception of your inner circle. you’ve ignored the working class voters and now it’s time for you to move on..i’m sure you meant well but like everyone else…You’ve been bought and polluted by the Spano’s.
    Almost forgot to mention..the road’s by your house and Spano’s house look nice..FRESHLY PAVED AND MARKED…when do the other roads get paved??

  13. It’s a shame that my party, the Democratic Party has such folks running in these elections. I’m not a fan of Liam, but I’m afraid of politicians like Khaber!
    We need to get our party back on the up and up, back where it belongs. We need better choices, better people !!!
    I have no choice, if I going to vote, I will be voting for Liam McLaughlin.
    On the County side, I’m a Democratic!
    On the national side, I’m a Democratic!
    And proud of that fact. But, not for city council President.

    1. You sound retarded, oh I’m sorry “special”. Got to be PC these days lol. I’m a republican and I’m voting for Khader. That’s what this City has bred these past two administrations. Right is left, up is down, well you get my drift!

  14. With all of the television, mail, signs and Facebook for Liam it was clear that Mike Khader is outgunned but I was feeling hopeful. He seemed like a lesser-known version of Rotanelli, but with less baggage. However as a registered Democrat this ruling is very, very disappointing. We should not have to resort to lies and distortions. Now that this is out, I am fearful that we have no chance of winning. The tax issues and the unpaid bills that are coming out now are also deeply concerning. Was this really the best we could do? I am not going to hold my nose and vote for a Republican, but the Board’s ruling has made me decide to simply not vote in the Council President race. I will be going for Latimer and Pineda and that is it.

    1. Don’t fall for it. Not voting keeps the republican in office, who has done nothing . Change is good and allows another person with a fresh Prospective a chance to make a difference. Keeping liam in office is another 4 years of nothing.

  15. The mayor and Liam say that this city is so great. Why don’t they walk up Riverdale Ave at 10 o’clock on a Saturday Night? Let’s see how great the city is when they get mugged. Liam is out of touch with voters and needs to be kicked out of city hall.

  16. so the boards findings only indicate that the percentages where higher than what it should of been sorry liam but the facts are the facts everything under your leadership went up 2 to 3 times more and you stood by while it all happened under your watch…

      1. Liar I think not… read the press release above. The Liar is Liam who’s blaming everyone else but himself. He even blamed the mayor tonight not once but twice, comissioner of DPW and senator cousins. All thrown on the bus.
        He lied about his friends and family and blamed the Mayor.

  17. Carrot Top, People living glass houses……

    You have a convicted felon for a brother like the Mayor (both working for Yonkers.)

    Now Saint Nick does not have a “job” with Yonkers on paper, but we all know Fredo has not the brain power sufficient enough to be the COY’s dog catcher, so Nicky Boy is really running things….

    What a disgusting family.

    I will NEVER support the Evil Red Head.

    I will never support ANY Spano or their place cards (like that Wretched Little Leprechaun.)

    You are all vile.

  18. do i hear a little girl crying?

    people will believe the league of women voters 10 times out of 10 over a desperate campaign like Khader’s that will say and do anything to get elected.

    later khader!

    1. Well said Khader ! Liam admits to two pay raises, he did raise property, he did raise water bills and he’s done crap for our schools.
      He voted Yes to everything ! Don’t point fingers man up.

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