• Tis the Season: Learn About Campaign Reform

    League of Women Voters Monterey County Lunch & Learn Meeting

    “Local Campaign Finance Reform: Limiting Campaign Contributions”

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    Unitarian Universalist Church, 490 Aguajito Road (corner of Hwy 1 and Hwy 68), Carmel

    Lunch: 12 noon ($17 per person (pay at door), reservations required.
    Contact LWVMC by Saturday, October 10, phone 648-8683 or e-mail LWVMryCo@gmail.com.

    Presentation: 12:30; FREE and open to the public.

    Santa Cruz County Supervisor Zach Friend will address the “Santa Cruz County Election Campaign Contribution Control Ordinance” which places realistic and enforceable limits on the amount individuals can contribute to County political campaigns for certain offices. Supervisor Friend ran and won under these rules.

    The Santa Cruz Ordinance states in part that “…Large sums of money are often expended to finance election campaigns. Inherent in the high cost of election campaigning is the problem of excessive or improper influence, real or perceived, exercised by campaign contributors over elected officials, and over the electoral process itself.” (http://www.votescount.com/Ord5045.pdf) The ordinance contains reporting requirements to make sure that the limits are enforceable, provides for enforcement authorities and fair and full penalties for violations.

    Zach Friend was elected Second District Supervisor in June 2012 and represents Aptos, La Selva Beach, Corralitos, Seacliff, Freedom,and parts of Capitola and Watsonville. He was previously Press Information Officer and Crime Analyst for the Santa Cruz Police Department. Prior to this, he worked in both houses of Congress and for the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He has an MA in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a BA in History from UC Santa Cruz. He lives in Aptos with his wife.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on October 2, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News

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