Script: Radio Ad for Mercer County Board Candidates
May I have a minute of your time?
Hi, I’m Ted Pappas, chairman of the finance committee of the Mercer County board.
The county auditors tell us that since 2009 our county’s general fund has lost 2.7 million dollars.
The nursing home, the hospital, and the airport were sold under market value in order to cover this loss.
The auditors also tell us that in 2012 and 2013 the expanded county jail lost 900,000 dollars.
Averaged over the last ten months, the county is borrowing nearly nine hundred dollars a day just to pay the bills and keep the lights on.
Without immediate action, within the next eighteen months, we will have no choice but to sell our only remaining asset — our farm in Viola.
The Republican candidates for county board have all made a pledge.
No vague and empty promises. No lofty platitudes. Just real workable proven solutions.
To ensure a brighter future for our children and grandchildren, we need to turn things around for Mercer County. I respectfully ask that you give the Republicans that opportunity on the county board.
Thanks for listening.
Approved and paid for by the Mercer County Republican Central Committee.