Proposed Campaign Finance Reform in Cuyahoga County - State and Federal Communications

July 16, 2010  •  

Proposed Campaign Finance Reform in Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason and the Campaign Finance Reform Committee, which convened in March 2010 to study campaign finance reform issues in Cuyahoga County, have announced four recommendations that will be forwarded to the new Cuyahoga County government due to take office on January 1, 2011. The recommendations include the establishment of an electronic filing system for campaign finance reports, the establishment of a lobbyist registry for Cuyahoga County, and the establishment of campaign contribution limits for county-wide offices. Finally, the committee recommends the new county government adopt a Clean Elections Act which would implement a voluntary, publicly funded campaign financing option for candidates for Cuyahoga County offices. Mason hopes the new county government will take up the recommendations quickly once it takes office next year.

Here are some resources for further reading:

Cuyahoga County Charter Transition Advisory Group Web site

New campaign finance rules proposed for Cuyahoga County, by Kevin Niedermier at WKSU

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason announces campaign finance reforms, by Laura Johnston at the Cleveland Plain Dealer

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