Tom DeGise’s first act as County Executive? Create county government’s first-ever ethics oversight board. He then required all top managers to take part in professional ethics training and went to court to win money damages on behalf of taxpayers from corrupt politicians who profited by betraying the public trust and the companies and individuals who gained from this kind of illegal dealing.
Thanks to Tom DeGise’s steady leadership every day, Hudson County’s credit rating has risen multiple times, even during the recession. Why? A top national debt ratings agency cited DeGise’s “sound management practices” when it raised it’s rating on Hudson County. And better credit ratings reduces interest costs and their pressure on taxes.