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MYFOXNY.COM - Mayoral candidate George McDonald discusses his campaign.

"In this election there is a clear choice between the people who want to hand up and people who want to hand down. I represent the hand down. I represent the people at the bottom of our society who want to climb that economic ladder," said McDonald.

The founder of the Doe Fund, a non-profit that provides transitional work for people who have been incarcerated or homeless, wants to focus on the unemployment rate and improving it.

"For example, if we have a food processing plant in the Bronx and we make apple sauce there for the Dept. of Education instead of buying it from China then the money circulates in the community," said McDonald.

McDonald was asked about his salary which is about $490K. Some have questioned whether it is too hefty a pay for the leader of a non-profit.

"My salary is set by the board of directors of the Doe Fund. It's mot a judgement that I make. It's made by an outside board of directors. Everyone else who does what I do makes the same amount of money," said McDonald.
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