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PTCC Update

12 April 2010

Dear Friends,

Today’s update will be short and to the point.

As in the last PTCC Update, there is nothing new to report on the School Property Tax Elimination Act. The bill is still in the House Finance Committee and I doubt that we’ll see any action on property taxes prior to the election. After all, if the property tax problem was solved now the incumbents wouldn’t be able to make another hollow promise to “fix” the problem as part of their re-election campaign, would they?

This brings us back to the same Action Item as in the last update – the election of Sam Rohrer as Governor. Sam’s election is the single best chance we will have to accomplish the timely elimination of property taxes since he has been the driving force for this issue in the legislature and has made it a primary plank in his campaign platform. No other candidate for Governor has made this commitment and most have not addressed the issue in any manner whatsoever.

Here’s what you can do to help:

- Sam MUST win the primary election on May 18 to be on the ballot in November. If you are not a registered Republican, the PTCC respectfully requests that you either register to vote if you are not already registered or to consider changing your registration to Republican for the May primary election so you may vote for Representative Rohrer and then change back to your original registration after the primary election if you so choose.

There is a graphic link in the right column of any PTCC page titled “VOTE. Register to vote or change your party affiliation”. Click that link to go to the page that has a downloadable voter registration application. Simply download, print, enter the required information and send it to your county’s voter registration office – the addresses are on the form. The application must be received by your county's voter registration office before this Friday, April 16, to be effective for the May primary election. If you haven’t done this and are willing, please do it NOW!

Within three days of making this request in the last PTCC Update, 92 people downloaded the voter registration application from the PTCC website! Here’s a big “Thank You” to all those who put party politics aside to help the cause.

- If you want to help further, please consider volunteering for Sam’s campaign. People are needed locally in many capacities and I’m sure that there’s a job that will suit you no matter how much or how little time you have available. You can find volunteer opportunities at here: (

- True to his convictions, Sam is not accepting campaign funding from any special interests or PACs so he will not be obligated to do favors for them and will be beholden only to the people who elect him. Because of this he is running a very lean campaign and can use all the monetary support you are able to give. While $100 donations are nice, Sam can use any amount you’re able to contribute even of it is only ten or twenty dollars. Please consider this – you can donate on-line at the Web address above.

- Finally, if you’re a Facebook subscriber please become a Sam Fan. Besides his main Facebook page there are other specialized Sam Fan pages that you can also join. Just do a Facebook search for “Sam Rohrer”.

That’s all for today. My heartfelt thanks go out to all of you who are working so hard to make property tax elimination a reality. You’re the best!

David Baldinger
PTCC Administrator