Andrews: Public Election Fund Will Revolutionize Elections (VIDEO)
The recently approved Montgomery County fiscal 2016 budget includes funding for a new Public Election Fund that will allow candidates for County Council and County Executive to qualify for partial public financing for their campaigns. Here’s what former County Councilmember Phil Andrews had to say about the fund.
Since 2001, members of the Montgomery County Council have urged the Maryland General Assembly to provide the County with the authority to adopt campaign finance reforms. In 2013, the General Assembly enacted a bill that enables counties to provide for the option of public financing for county elective offices beginning with the 2015-18 election cycle. Participation by candidates would be voluntary.