Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Democratic Candidate For State Treasurer Says He'll Donate Salary If Elected
Mike Boland, the Democratic candidate for Indiana Treasurer, says he will donate his $76,600 a year salary to charity or scholarships if he's elected. Boland, a retired Illinois legislator and educator, tells the Terre Haute Tribune-Star that his family is in good health and he has no mortgage to pay on his home. Boland says he's not rich; just "a good middle class." He said a secondary reason for giving up his salary is to remove the cynicism held by many voters that all politicians are crooks. Boland said Harry Truman believed that politics was a noble occupation and so does he.