From today’s State House News.
April 12, 2006
LG CANDIDATE ANDREA SILBERT RELEASES TAX RETURNS
For 2003, 2004 and 2005; Challenges Fellow LG Candidates to Release Their Tax and Income Information
Andrea Silbert, Democratic Candidate for Lt. Governor, today released federal tax returns for the years 2003, 2004 and 2005.
“I am asking the people of Massachusetts to entrust me with a job where I will influence fiscal policy, including taxes and spending, that will impact their lives. In order to win that trust, I think it’s important that I share this information with them,” said Andrea Silbert.
“In addition, I think my opponents for Lt. Governor should release their tax returns as well and I ask them to trust the voters as I do. A simple way to do that is to share income and tax information. I trust the voters and believe they will use this information to decide who will best represent them,” Silbert said.
In 2003, Silbert, then the CEO of the non-profit, statewide service organization Center for Women and Enterprise and her husband Craig Caldwell, a graphic designer and artist earned a combined income of $89,955. They paid federal taxes of $11,290 and received a refund of $5,818.
In 2004, Silbert and her husband earned a combined income of $133,007. They paid federal taxes of $20,516 and received a refund of $5,798.
Silbert left the Center for Women and Enterprise in 2004. In March of 2005, she made the decision to run for Lt. Governor. In 2005, Silbert and her husband earned a combined income of $52,047. They paid federal taxes of $13,000 and received a refund of $2,412
Said Andrea Silbert, “A big part of why I am running for Lt. Governor is because I want to represent working people in Massachusetts who live like we do. I am a working mother of three and my husband and I have to watch our budget, pay our bills and plan for our future. I think disclosing my family’s income and tax information shows that. I am running to make sure my children have the same opportunities I have had. I am worried that they will not.”
Note to Media:
To obtain a copy of Andrea Silbert’s 2003, 2004, and 2005 tax returns, please contact Campaign Manager Christy Mach at 617-479-2006/mach@AndreaSilbert.com or Coleman Nee at 617-359-6000.
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