Scott Evans for Mayor
“Public Service, Public Safety, Integrity and Trust”
May 7, 2008 Contact: Mayor Scott Evans
For Immediate Release 609 287-3901
Mayor Evans Criticizes Opponent for Use of Personnel Files
Mayor Scott Evans today released this statement in response to Domenic Cappella’s use of documents from the personnel and medical files of public employees:
“Mr. Cappella’s decision to take information from personnel files and use it at Tuesday night’s candidates’ forum is a clear indication that he believes he is above the law,” Mayor Evans said.
“Coincidentally, his callous, careless use of personnel and medical information followed his insulting remarks on Monday that I’m ‘dumb.’ I’m smart enough to know that an employee’s personnel and medical records should remain private. I’m smart enough to know that the law applies to me, too.
“Mr. Cappella’s decision to use the information raises important questions. How did he get it? Did he steal it? Has he stolen information about other city employees?
“My opponents in this race want to engage in a character debate, but one has raised taxes, owes the city $850,000 and broke a federal law. The other is a disgruntled employee with an axe to grind – and now his use of personnel and medical records further calls his judgment into question.
“I am in this race because I believe in public service. I am in this race because I believe this city and its citizens can and should be safer and more secure. I am in this race because I can make a difference. Atlantic City deserves better.
“I have protected this city as a fire fighter for 21 years, and I’m running for mayor because I want to continue to serve this city. My career and my campaign are based on public service and public safety – on restoring integrity and trust in City Hall,” the mayor said.