Chief Executive Director of Homeland Security~Executive Board FBI Terrorism Task Force~US DOJ Counter Terrorism CouncilCoons got in some hot water a few years ago getting a full-time job with the City of Indianapolis when he already was Perry Township Trustee. I wrote about it on my blog:
Previously on this blog, I wrote about Henry (Hank) Bosworth, who is probably best known for his work as a high-ranking official in the Marion County Sheriff's Department, but who has two other jobs.Channel 13 picked up on the story and Coons immediately ordered his trustee pay stopped. He eventually resigned as Perry Township Trustee and later took a position as Homeland Security director for Indianapolis.
This morning, I present the case of Gary Coons, the elected Perry Township Trustee. In that role, he make $51,520, not counting benefits. Recently, he has taken a second job with the city administration, as public safety liaison with the Department of Public Safety. In that role, he is expected to work 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 40 hours a week minimum. Translation: It is a full-time job. He is now a salaried city employee, making $64,000 with benefits.
Today, Coons reappears as Chairman of "Vote YES for Perry Township Schools," a political action committee set up for the purpose of "supporting Perry Township Schools for their $63 million Referendum --$50M Construction ; $13M Operations." Once again, a Marion County Republican is supporting higher taxes on local residents.
In the organization paperwork filed on December 10th of last year, Coons shows extremely poor judgment in listing his City of Indianapolis email and phone number.