Novice tries to unseat Farley Thorne, a longtime party loyalist in Schenectady County, runs in new 49th By Lauren Stanforth Published 11:33 p.m., Sunday, July 1, 2012
SCHENECTADY — The Democratic Party's 18th try to unseat state Sen. Republican Hugh Farley is taking on a dramatically different tone from two years ago, when well-known county politician and legislature chairwoman Susan Savage suffered a significant loss to the longtime senator.
This time around, the candidate facing Farley is unknown to the public, a Democratic loyalist who has worked behind the scenes to bring that party to power in Schenectady County over the last 10 years.
Madelyn Thorne, the wife of Schenectady City Clerk Chuck Thorne and director of pastoral care at Glendale Home, said she was asked by party faithful to run for the new 49th Senate District, but also "I had been playing around with the idea that maybe it's time to go out and start doing the work myself," she said at a campaign kickoff held outside Proctors Theatre on Sunday.
So, between her and her hubby, there's a lavish $100,000 combined taxpayer funded salaries, add to it lavish insurance, pensions, etc and it's probably more like $160,000 . Wait, the hubby probably just got a hefty raise.
Will she become a double dipper?
Oh, let's figure $100,000 (legislator salary if raise goes into effect) plus whatever lulus/extras for "committee" assignments (remember Greg Floyd reported that virtually each and every legislator gets pay for SOME committee assignment.
So perhaps $100,000 plus maybe $15,000 for a lulu plus a $50,000 county salary and she'll get her highest three years to figure a pension. Wow, what will it be, about 70% of $165,000 ???
Optimists close their eyes and pretend problems are non existent. Better to have open eyes, see the truths, acknowledge the negatives, and speak up for the people rather than the politicos and their rich cronies.
Does anybody go on this board who isn't a Republican? Or isn't a Conservative? Or isn't just........
I don't give a sh*t about party membership or a label...Does that count?
Thanks for letting us know, Snowden, but, you’re still enemy number one to be silenced. Like Manning, and Assange, Kiriakou, Binney and Sibel Edmonds. You’re not supposed to tell the public. You see, the US government considers the public a hostile force to be propagandized, controlled, manipulated, kept ignorant, persuaded, sold, taxed, recruited or locked up. This is the triumph of “western democracy
Madelyn Thorne, the wife of Schenectady City Clerk Chuck Thorne and director of pastoral care at Glendale Home
WTF!!! really....I wonder if her bed will be at "The Glendale" new and improved?
they rub elbows they rub elbows,,,they feel bad they feel bad....they feel guilty they feel guilty.... but they take and take and take and take and take....then reshuffle keeping their 51% for themselves.....
...you are a product of your environment, your environment is a product of your priorities, your priorities are a product of you......
The replacement of morality and conscience with law produces a deadly paradox.
STOP BEING GOOD DEMOCRATS---STOP BEING GOOD REPUBLICANS--START BEING GOOD AMERICANS
Everyone is laughing at this new low. They couldn't find another sacrificial lamb after SS Savage dumped a cool million? Same situation in Senator Amedore's district where the DEM morons are running a School Bored member. BTW her husband is the new City Jerk who proposed an unconsitutional dog tax that even the DEM morons ran from. What a team!