From his facebook page, candidate Hugh McGough posted this this evening:
Today, some voters received a sleazy mailing from Doug Shields, one of our opponents in the race for Magisterial District Judge in the East End. In the mailing, Shields asserts that “Hugh McGough . . . wants the full time $82,303 salary of a District Judge but only wants to work part time.” This is false.I out out some feelers for a description of the mailing. And an astute reader sent this description in:
front side shows a guy laying on the beach and the text "Wouldn't it be nice to get paid full time, but only work part time"McGough's comment:
2nd side left shows a black and white picture of Hugh with a red X over his picture and text "Hugh McGough agrees. He wants the full time $82,303 salary of a District Judge but only wants to work part time.
2nd side right shows a picture of Doug with a check mark on his picture "Doug Shields is the only District Judge candidate who has pledged to serve full time." Then it shows "The Shields Pledge - I pledge to the people of my district that I will serve as a full time District Judge."
I have no idea on what basis Shields makes this assertion, but he is wrong. I have never conceived nor wanted the District Judge position to be anything other than full time.Via his contact page, I put a request for a comment from the Shields Campaign. I'll post whatever I get.