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State of New York November 2, 2010 Election
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Harry J. Wilson
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Comptroller; State of New York


The questions were prepared by the Leagues of Women Voters of New York State and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. What qualifies you for the office?

I am a businessman, not a politician, with deep financial experience restructuring broken companies, most notably leading the restructuring of General Motors. I will use that experience to attack Albany's fiscal mismanagement, professionalize the pension fund and work to roll back excess government spending that drives our sky-high property taxes.

2. What do you see as the greatest challenges and highest priorities?

New York is in the early stages of a massive fiscal crisis, driven by excessive spending and resulting in the nation's highest state and local tax burden. We need a Comptroller with the expertise and independence to completely overhaul State government to reduce spending and taxes and enable private-sector growth.

3. What are your solutions?

I will conduct a forensic audit of every dollar of state spending to hold Albany accountable for our tax dollars. Once we make government smaller and more efficient, the lower tax burden will allow our natural assets to flourish, with greater private sector growth, job creation and opportunity.

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