Campaign 2010

Jan 22, 2010

More Joe Heck Hypocrisy: Despite Years in Carson City & Multiple Government Contracts, Heck Criticiz

Despite earning a taxpayer-funded salary as a state Senator at the same time as his consulting firm held multiple government contracts – some of which are still active – Joe Heck had the gall to criticize public-sector jobs.

 

“Instead of railing against so-called ‘taxpayer-funded’ jobs, Joe Heck should tamp down his hypocrisy, hold the mirror up to himself, and stop being dishonest with Southern Nevada voters,” said Andy Stone, Western Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “After all, during his time in Carson City earning a taxpayer-funded salary, Joe Heck also held government contracts with the Clark County Health District, later the Southern Nevada Health District, University Medical Center and several local police departments, all taxpayer-funded. And even today, Heck still continues to profit off of government contracts funded with taxpayer dollars.”

 

Background

 

  • On his campaign web site, Joe Heck claimed, “Titus, who hasn’t held a private sector job in more than three decades, is desperate to keep her taxpayer funded title, paycheck and mailing privileges and will do anything to avoid getting a real job.” [Heck4Nevada.com, accessed 1/22/10]

 

  • Heck served as a state Senator from 2004 to 2008. [Heck4Nevada.com, accessed 1/22/10]

 

  • In a 2007 letter to the Legislative Counsel Bureau, Heck disclosed that his company, Specialized Medical Operations Inc., had consulting contracts with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. [Heck Letter to Legislative Counsel Bureau, 2/28/07]

 

  • In a 2007 letter to the Legislative Counsel Bureau, Heck disclosed that his company had consulting contracts with the North Las Vegas Police Department. [Heck Letter to Legislative Counsel Bureau, 2/28/07]

 

  • In a 2007 letter to the Legislative Counsel Bureau, Heck disclosed that his company had consulting contracts with the Southern Nevada Health District. [Heck Letter to Legislative Counsel Bureau, 3/23/07]

 

  • In a 2005 letter to the Legislative Counsel Bureau, Heck disclosed that he had a consulting contract with the Clark County Health District. [Heck Letter to Legislative Counsel Bureau, 3/07/05]

 

  • In a 2005 letter to the Legislative Counsel Bureau, Heck disclosed that he had a consulting contract with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. [Heck Letter to Legislative Counsel Bureau, 5/23/05]

 

  • In a 2007 letter to the Legislative Counsel Bureau, Heck disclosed that the Emergency Medicine Physicians Group, where he worked, had a contract with the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada to provide physician staffing to the Emergency Department of the University Medical Center. Heck disclosed that he worked part-time in the Emergency Department of the University Medical Center. [Heck Letter to Legislative Counsel Bureau, 4/05/07]

 

  • The Clark County Commission sits as the governing board of the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. [http://home.umcsn.com, accessed 1/22/10]

 

  • In March 2009, Heck signed a contract with the Southern Nevada Health District to provide 35 hours of consulting service per month at a rate of $100 per hour. For any work in excess of 35 hours, Heck would be paid $125 per hour. [Agreement between Southern Nevada Health District and Specialized Medical Operations, Inc., 3/21/09]

 

 

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