Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) announced today that reports have surfaced confirming that Assembly candidate Phil Malone failed to file his ethics forms as required by The Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE). McLaughlin called out Malone as yet another member of the corruption club who is trying to get elected on a platform of incompetence and deceit.
“Malone wants to join the slew of corrupt, dishonest, and thieving politicians that occupy Albany and the Cuomo Administration. How could anyone vote for someone who is either too incompetent, too lazy or for some other reason simply refuses to file his ethics forms as required by law, said John Rustin, Chairman of the Rensselaer County Republican Committee."
“Why would someone trust a candidate who is purposely deceiving the public in light of the Moreland Commission scandal that has engulfed the Cuomo Administration? The last thing we need is another corrupt politician that breaks the rules to get elected and then betrays the people of New York once in office. If Malone can’t file a required ethics form as a candidate, just imagine what he would be like as an elected official,” McLaughlin said.
Rustin and McLaughlin’s statements come after a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request revealed that Malone did not file the appropriate ethics forms by the July 20th deadline. These forms are required by those running for office to improve campaign transparency and disclose important financial information. Phil Malone is the Democratic candidate challenging incumbent Steve McLaughlin for the Assembly’s 107th district seat.
Assemblyman McLaughlin represents the 107th district, which consists of parts of Rensselaer, Columbia and Washington counties. For more information,
please visit Assemblyman McLaughlin’s official website.