Dear fellow tax hikers, tonight we profile one of our strongest up-and-coming tax hikers, Silverton City Councilman Mark Quarry. Despite being an irrelevant small-town Councilman in a city nobody even wants to drive through much less visit, Quarry has caught notice from tax hikers in both parties as he has grown into a strong tax-hiking advocate. Consider the Quarry record:
- Proudly endorsed Issue 27, a $777 million Sales Tax hike brought to us by David Pepper, Todd Portune, and Simon Leis.
- A great Republican, Quarry endorsed Democrat Todd Portune for County Commissioner and even co-hosted a fundraiser for him.
- Speaking of Republicans who support Democrats, Mark is good friends with and a strong supporter of 2008 Tax Hiker of the Year Virgil Lovitt, another Portune supporter.
- Finally, when we asked our allies to show up to the last Stadium Sales Tax hearing, our friend Mark headed our call and showed up to deliver a passionate speech urging our Commissioners to raise the Sales Tax to give more money to Mike Brown and the Reds.
Mark Quarry knows that higher taxes, more spending, and a 2nd Stadium Sales Tax hike are all this county needs to be great and prosperous. If Mark is given the chance, we know he will go on to be as great a tax hiker as Portune and Lovitt. His outstanding tax-and-spend record makes us proud to feature him as one of our Tax Hikers on the Rise.