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HAMBURG REPUBLICANS VOW TO REJECT PAY RAISES

Republican candidates for town offices in Hamburg have pledged to refuse any pay raises and not offer free health care to part-time employees.

Louis J. Billittier, the GOP candidate for supervisor, said he would take a 5 percent pay cut and refuse the use of the car provided to the town
supervisor.

The candidates, including highway superintendent hopeful Jerome Giglio and council candidates Philip Best and Ronald Martin, also said they will hire the most qualified candidates to positions regardless of party
affiliation.

Democratic Supervisor Patrick H. Hoak said that policy already is in place, and party affiliation is not taken into consideration for most positions.

He said councilmen have not had a raise in several years, and none is planned for next year. The supervisor's increase has been below that of town
employees, Hoak said.

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