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How Many Times Can A Politician Mention His Name?

Filed under: Local Politics



As an Amherst resident I received a mailing from Assemblymember Ray Walters. It is really incredible the number of name drops Walter’s pulls off in one 8 1/2 by 11 piece of paper.

The mailing at taxpayer expense highlights three events the Assemblymember is holding. Somehow in mentioning three events his name is dropped by my count 10 times! Along with three photos of himself.

Clearly the main purpose of the mailing is not to provide information, the purpose is to promote the Assemblymember at a time when he is campaigning for higher office.

It just get’s tiring how being in elected office is primarily about self promotion.


  • Ridgewaycynic2013

    “Protecting What Counts”…yeah, Ray’s current and future political aspirations…

  • Disqus1234

    Didn’t that guy almost lose his election to a college student last year?