Transparency in Politics

Transparency isn’t just a key facet to trusting your elected leaders, it’s important for folks to realize that politics isn’t incomprehensible. Helping the people of Cary understand campaign finance is a great example of your inclusive leadership and communication ethos.

Heather Brister

Campaign finance reports were due by end of January. My business/math background, plus being a little nosy, means I love looking at these reports to see who is raising money, how much, and from where. I’ve included the link below for those of you interested in seeing where folks money is coming from and going to here in Wake County.

The incumbent I’m running against has had lots of large donations from local business owners and his expenditures are predominantly for a campaign consultant. A third candidate entered the race late last year who has made personal loans to her campaign of more than $18k! But she hasn’t spent much that I can tell.

My campaign finance reporting is going to show an extremely lean budget. I believe in raising just enough to cover the expenses I have. Once my information is posted (don’t see it yet, we mailed it in last week) I’ll explain what each expense is and where the money comes from.

Transparency is key to me, both in understanding how political campaigns work, but also so you can see I’m using those donations for good! #AmandaMurphyForCary

Is it possible to win with a lean campaign? Let me know what you think in the comments!

Published by Amanda Murphy

I have been in the Triangle my entire career. I started out working alongside people who are now leaders of municipalities, heads of industry, and decision makers in their fields. My network is strong. After work I’m typically raising two of the most creative, amazing kids I know. I also am a bit of a health enthusiast; biking and swimming are my favorites. I love reading stories, and coffee, lots of coffee.

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