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Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester Counties, NY November 7, 2006 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
Member of the State Assembly; District 99

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Westchester County and asked of all candidates for this office.     See below for questions on Major Issues, Redistricting, Why You?

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1. What are the three major issues you would address immediately if elected?*

Answer from Kenneth P. Harper:

1) School property tax reform, campaign finance and ethics reform and a complete overhaul of the hundreds of public authorities that have virtually no oversight or accountability.

Answer from Greg Ball:

Permanently freeze school taxes at age 65. Expand STAR, while introducing a fairer means of collecting School Taxes. Crack down on illegal immigrants, and those who hire and house them.

2. What is your opinion regarding the formation of an independent redistricting commission?*

Answer from Greg Ball:

I'll fight for this and a revolution of reform in Albany, including term limits, budget and ethics reform and tax relief. We must end the dysfunctional reign of our legislature.

Answer from Kenneth P. Harper:

2) I support this idea without qualification

3. What makes you the best candidate for this office?*

Answer from Greg Ball:

An Air Force Captain and businessman, I have the energy, vision and leadership it will take to tackle these tough issues and fight for tax relief and reform in Albany.

Answer from Kenneth P. Harper:

3) I am not an incumbent. New York's State government has been described as the "Least deliberative and most dysfunctional" in the country. I am willing and eager to change this.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League. 
  • Original answers for a published Voters Guide were limited to 30 words and are presented as submitted. Candidates have since been invited to supply answers of any length for the Web.

The order of the candidates is random and changes daily. Candidates who did not respond are not listed on this page.

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