A local candidate is kicking off his campaign with the release of five years of tax returns… but says the move has no connection to the national controversy over presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s decision not to do so.
Republican Paul Palazzolo released the returns at the formal announcement of his re-election campaign. Palazzolo is running for another term as county auditor.
He says he’s continuing with his tradition of releasing returns because of the financial nature of his office… and because of recent incidents like the alleged embezzlement scheme by a top fiscal officer in Dixon, Illinois.
Palazzolo will face Democrat Chris Boyster in November.