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Allegheny County, PA November 3, 2009 Election
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"Elect Jesse Forquer for Commissioner on November 3rd

By Jesse J. "Jess" Forquer

Candidate for Commissioner; Township of Robinson

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As a long time citizen of Robinson Township I have had the courage and convection to stand up for the people of Robinson Township and I am appealing to the residents for their support on November 3rd !
In 1981 our Twp. decided to abolish elected auditors and appoint an independent auditor. Instead the Twp.has hired auditors with limited authority to do audits of limited scope. It is disturbing that the 2007 Audit was just completed since the legal filing date was in April of 2008. Why are our audits always late and how could it have gone undetected when our former Treasurer was hording delinquent tax revenue in 2 accounts two years after he was out of office? As a private citizen I have been conducting my own investigation of this matter. I enacted open records to obtain copies of the delinquent tax account statements from the Twp. and have filed complaints with both the District Attorney's Office and the State Attorney General's Office. It is apparent that there has been little or no oversight of our government for some time. Moreover if our Twp. can't keep their financial records straight they will never be able to control spending and I know how to fix that problem!

Did you ever notice when I am speaking at Twp. meetings pointing out all of the laws that have been broken by the Twp., the Commissioners and our Solicitor sit in silence? It is obvious that the board of commissioners lacks leadership and if you elect me, I will fix that problem!

A bright spot in light of our government's poor record of township auditing has been the great job that Ed Ritter has done as our Treasurer and I support him. Ed Ritter's diligent work in cleaning up Tax Collection in Robinson Twp. has resulted in over 1.5 Million Dollars in additional revenue collected for School, Twp. taxes and EMS taxes.

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