City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor


SUBJECT:   Seattle City Council explores public campaign financing
1/29/2013  2:49:00 PM
Dana Robinson Slote  (206) 615-0061

Council President Sally J. Clark
Councilmember Nick Licata
Councilmember Mike O'Brien
Councilmember Tom Rasmussen


Seattle City Council explores public campaign financing
National experts to share best practices and research


The Seattle City Council will continue their exploration of public campaign financing by welcoming national experts to a series of discussions:

WHAT:           Public election financing in practice

WHEN:          Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, 6-8 p.m.
WHERE:        Seattle University, 901 12th Ave, LeRoux Conference Center

WHO:             Seattle City Councilmembers
                       Heather Holt and David Tristan, Los Angeles City Ethics Commission
                       John St. Croix, Executive Director, San Francisco Ethics Commission
                       Debbie Aiona, League of Women Voters of Portland

At Thursday's panel, experts will share their experience and best practices with public campaign financing and answer audience questions. The Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission will co-host the event with the Seattle City Council. The event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Municipal League of Seattle, Seattle University's Political Science Department, Washington Bus, Washington Public Campaigns and the Win/Win Network.

Panelists will be in Council Chambers at noon on Thursday, Jan. 31 to brief Councilmembers during a special meeting of the Government Performance and Finance Committee. View the agenda here.

The second part of this series will focus on public election financing in research, featuring panelists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. This event will take place at the Seattle Central Library on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6 - 8 p.m.