by Carol Thompson
Phillip Vasho, who received the nomination of the Oswego County Democrat Committee as its candidate for county clerk, said he will bring accountability of the office back to the people if elected.
“I want transparency, I want integrity and I’m not afraid to go after it,” Vasho said Tuesday evening after winning his party’s nomination.
If his election bid is successful, Vasho said the first order of business will be a complete audit of the office.
“I will call for an audit immediately and I will open the door to any investigators,” he said.
The clerk’s office has been shrouded with controversy and has reportedly been, or is, the subject of an FBI investigation, something the agency will not confirm or deny.
Among the most recent controversies is the awarding of a contract for data imaging services to Info Quick Solutions, Inc, of Liverpool, a company that the opposing legislators claim will cost taxpayers more than $300,000 than need be paid for the service.
The company was the highest bidder and had the lowest overall rating.