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Former Democrat Rising Star David Knezek is Double Dipping On The Taxpayer's Dime

Deputy Director of the Department of Health and Human Services, David Knezek, is double dipping off the taxpayer's dime.

Michigan GOP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Contact: Ted Goodman
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Former Democrat Rising Star David Knezek is Double Dipping On The Taxpayer's Dime

LANSING, MICH—MIGOP Co-Chair Meshawn Maddock responds to news that Elizabeth Hertel-appointed Deputy Director of the Department of Health and Human Services, David Knezek, is double dipping off the taxpayer's dime, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Knezek, a member of the Wayne County Commission where he makes $62,592 per year, was brought on to serve as one of three chief deputy directors of DHHS under Hertel. Serving in both capacities is a blatant conflict of interest at the taxpayer's expense.

"This is just one more example of self-serving Democrats fleecing taxpayers as working Michiganders continue to suffer," said Meshawn Maddock, Co-Chair of the Michigan Republican Party. "While tens of thousands of Michiganders are struggling from restrictive Democrat shutdown policies, they pad their own pockets at our expense"

Knezek earns $155,000 per year as a deputy at DHHS, and works at least 40 hours a week, according to the Free Press. Distinguished law professors across Michigan said there appears to be a conflict of interest.