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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

POL, local campaign finance reform pledge [FP]

Citizens United in Forest Park has written a campaign finance reform pledge for local political campaigns.
CAMPAIGN FINANCING PLEDGE

As a candidate for office in the Village of Forest Park, I promise to follow the limits outlined below:

Definitions:

“Business” includes but is not limited to sole proprietorships, corporations, limited liability companies, not-for-profit organizations and any subsidiaries, parent companies or otherwise affiliated companies and any of their employees, officers, directors and partners.

“Reporting Year” – is from July 1 to June 30 of each year.

"Seeking to do business" means (1) within the past six months taking any action to obtain a contract or business from the Village of Forest Park, when, if such action were successful, it would result in the business doing business with the Village and (2) the contract or business sought has not been awarded to any business.

I, or any person on my behalf, will not, at any time, solicit campaign contributions from individuals employed by the Village of Forest Park.

I, or any person on my behalf, will not accept campaign contributions in excess of $200.00 from individuals employed by the Village of Forest Park during any reporting year.

I, or any person on my behalf, will not accept campaign contributions in excess of $500 from any business that does business or that seeks to do business with the Village of Forest Park during any reporting year. This limitation applies to all owners, officers and directors of such business, as well as all employees of such business if such employee is reimbursed for such contribution by the business, its owners, officers or directors and all such contributions shall be taken in the aggregate.

I, or any person on my behalf, will not accept campaign contributions from any applicant for a zoning variance or the applicant’s owners, officers, directors, managers, members or employees, within 12 months of taking action on such zoning application, unless such applicant is a resident of Forest Park.

I, or any person on my behalf, will not accept campaign contributions in excess of $100 from any individual, business or its owners, officers, directors, managers, members or employees of such business, which is located outside the village of Forest Park.

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