The Mayor of San Jose, California, Ron Gonzales, has had enough with donor driven politics and has offered a proposal that would bring Clean Elections—or publicly funded campaigns—to his city. If implemented, elections in San Jose would be about voters, not donors.
In his press release, Mayor Gonzales said:
“This proposal will make sure that all candidates can have a level playing field, and that they focus on what voters need and want.”
“We can encourage more talented and visionary leaders to run for office, without the burden of constant political fundraising, and candidates would be able to focus entirely on the voters, discuss ideas and issues, and develop a shared vision for our community during their campaigns.”
For more on Mayor Gonzales’ proposal click here.