Campaign Finance Question on Tempe, AZ Ballot in 2016 - State and Federal Communications

November 19, 2015  •  

Campaign Finance Question on Tempe, AZ Ballot in 2016

Tempe ArizonaOn November 12, the Tempe, Arizona City Council passed an ordinance that could limit political contributions to city candidates. Pursuant to the city’s charter, the ordinance will only be effective if passed by voters at a March 8, 2016, special election and after approval by the governor. Among the changes in the ordinance, contributions for mayor and councilmembers would be limited to $500 from individuals and $1,000 from any PAC or single partnership. The limits would be adjust biennially to the nearest $10 by the percentage change in the consumer price index. If passed, the limitations on candidate contributions for city elected office will begin with the 2018 election cycle.

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