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Citizen Campaign Commission Releases Report 4/13/07

Contact: Leslie Hildula
(503) 939-8648
April 13, 2007
Commission Releases Report on Campaign Finance Fund
The Citizen Campaign Commission sent their report(PDF Document, 882 kb) today to the City Council, recommending that the publicly-funded campaign program be continued with modifications. 
The City Council created the Campaign Finance Fund in May 2005, to provide public financing for the election of city officials.  As a result, Portland was the first city in our nation to offer public fully-funded campaign financing.  The ordinance also established a volunteer Citizen Campaign Commission in September 2005 to oversee, monitor and evaluate the publicly-funded campaigns for the election of our City officials. 
This is the Commission’s first report on the program, and it contains 28 recommendations.  “We gave the program a comprehensive and detailed review based upon the last election cycle.  It accomplished many of its goals and we’re providing strategies for making it better.” stated Commission Chair, Leslie Hildula.
Commission Members:

Stan Baumhofer, Secretary
Leslie Hildula, Chairman
Andrew Linehan, Vice Chairman & Report Editor
Christy Mason, Commissioner
Len Norwitz, Commissioner
Jessica Sweeney, Commissioner & Report Editor

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