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!