Adcock promises to donate salary to charity
Dee Adcock, the Republican candidate in the 13th Congressional District, has promised to donate his salary to charity, if elected.
Adcock, who faces Democrat Brendan Boyle, made the announcement last week during a news conference outside the Bustleton Bengals youth sports organization.
“If you send me to Washington, while I’m working to fix the system to restore the American Dream for the forgotten worker, I will donate my entire after-tax paycheck to local charitable organizations here in Northeast Philly and Montgomery County,” he said. “My hope is that this example of personal action will let people know I’m one of them and that I’m running for office for the right reasons, to serve others rather than to serve myself. I’m confident this policy will set the right tone for me and my staff, both now and in the years ahead.
“More than that, this idea really energizes and excites me… the fun of working with the community to invest real money into local schools, youth organizations, civic groups, green space and trail projects, soup kitchens, adoption agencies, women’s shelters and more. It’s better to give than to receive, and I invite you, my friends and neighbors here in Northeast Philly and Montgomery County, to join me in a new attitude toward holding office, an attitude of serving others rather than serving yourself, an attitude of charity, an attitude of action.”
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