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Ron Mark Sets the Example

Ron Mark Sets the Example


The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the pledge by Mayor of Carterton and NZ First candidate Ron Mark who has announced he would relinquish his roles as Mayor and member of two District Health Boards if successfully elected to Parliament. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says:

“It’s good to see Mr Mark recognising that taxpayers pay MPs to do a full-time job. It is commendable that he has taken a pledge to give his full commitment to the taxpaying public if elected to Parliament rather than trying to double-dip courtesy of the taxpayer.”

“Ron Mark needs to have a word to fellow New Zealand First candidate and Tauranga City Councillor Clayton Mitchell, who has vowed to stay on at the Council even if elected to Parliament.”

“It is hard to see how the taxpaying public will get value for money paying two large salaries to one person. Cr Mitchell will be receiving combined salaries of at least $200,000 per year courtesy of taxpayers and ratepayers if he is elected to Parliament and double-dips.”

“Cr Mitchell needs to step up and make the same commitment as Ron Mark.”

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