Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 12:03am
Council Prez candidate Protack unveils plan to "clean up" NCCo gov't
Updated Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 1:04pm
A Hockessin airline pilot who's made unsuccessful runs for governor and U.S. Senate is now bidding to be the next county council president.
Republican Mike Protack tells WDEL News if he's elected, he'll work to make county government more open, transparent and honest by creating an office of Inspector General, which would include a staff charged with rooting out waste and inefficiency.
"An auditor and also an investigator and the person heading it up would be a lawyer with civil and criminal experience, nobody with a party affiliation and the key thing is the office of inspector General would have subpoena and investigative powers over every aspect of County government," says Protack.
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The Inspector General would serve a 4-year term, and be prohibited from running for office for at least 2 years after that.
Protack, who ran for governor in 2004 and 2008 and the Senate in 2006, will face either Renee Taschner or Christopher Bullock in November, depending on the outcome of September's Democratic primary.
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