Municipal League Evaluates Local Campaign Finance Reform Recommendations


The Municipal League Foundation convened a short term, ad hoc committee to review and respond to a request from City of Seattle Council members Mike O’Brien, Sally Clark, and Tim Burgess, to evaluate local campaign finance reform recommendations. The committee reviewed materials and met on June 14th and was briefed by neutral, pro and con speakers.

After careful deliberation, the Municipal League has decided to oppose the proposal. We are concerned that the combination of policies being considered may further advantage the incumbent, result in an overall increase in the average size of contributions, and present a legal risk to the city.

Read the full summary of the Foundation’s review process and findings


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