LISBON, OH – Charlie Wilson is a millionaire. So that begs the question, why did Wilson take a boondoggle to America ’s liberal playground, San Francisco , and make Ohio ’s taxpayers foot the bill?For supporting documentation on the reimbursement please click here.
“It’s hard for me to understand why a millionaire would need to take taxpayer dollars to pay for his plush accommodations at the San Francisco Marriott,” said Blasdel Campaign Manager Ryan Stenger . “This is not the kind of stewardship of taxpayer money that voters look for in their representative to Congress.”
In July of 2003, then State Rep. Charlie Wilson needed a summer vacation from his home in the 18th Congressional District so it was off to San Francisco , for a so called legislative conference. The National Council of State Legislators, NCSL, proved to be, for Charlie at any rate, a way to get Ohio taxpayers to pay for a vacation. Tanned and relaxed, Charlie returned and submitted a request to be reimbursed from the State of Ohio , and was given $800.
“Charlie should pay back every penny of that money to the State of Ohio ,” said Stenger. “This just shows how out of touch Charlie is with the voters of the 6th district. I can’t believe anybody in Southeast Ohio would be happy to know that they helped pay for Charlie to tour Haight/Ashbury.”
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Charlie Wilson Vacations in San Francisco; Ohio Taxpayers Foot the Bill
This just in from the Blasdel campaign: