Multnomah County, OR Campaign Finance Measure Passes - State and Federal Communications

November 9, 2016  •  

Multnomah County, OR Campaign Finance Measure Passes

Multnomah CountyCampaign finance ballot measure 26-184 passed on November 8 with an 88 percent to 11 percent tally. The measure seeks to limit campaign expenditures and contributions and promote transparency by requiring heightened advertisement funding disclosures.

Measure 26-148 prohibits candidates from receiving more than $500 from any individual or political committee per election cycle and puts an independent expenditure cap at $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for political committees per county candidate race. This ballot measure comes as a response to the recent increase in big money spending in Multnomah County elections.

Oregon is one of only six states in the country with no campaign contribution limits. The measure is set to be implemented by county ordinance no later than September 1, 2017.

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