Today we’re here to talk about money. Yikes!
As this campaign progresses, the more passionately I am convinced that POLITICS SHOULDN’T BE ABOUT MONEY. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be!
Public servants should only have to answer to the voters, not big donors who don’t even reside in the area the candidate represents. Despite what we’ve all heard, money isn’t needed to win elections. Your vote is what matters.
To date, I have not accepted a single campaign contribution. (Yes, there have been offers)
Today I am making a pledge to you that I will continue to run a donation-free campaign.
What is the “No Fundraising Pledge”?
Essentially, this campaign will remain entirely self funded. Campaign financial reports are easily available to the public, so feel free to check anytime and verify the only contributions I have received are from myself. Just click here and choose, “2018 City of Bradenton”. I would also urge you to look at the donations of other candidates for local office. You might be surprised (or not) at what you find.
If you can’t donate, how can you be involved?
Grassroots movements are incredibly powerful! Don’t underestimate them.
Talk to your friends and neighbors. Anyone who tells you, “politics is about money,” respond by saying its their chance to make a change.
Your recommendation to a friend or peer is much more valuable that any street signs I could purchase with a donation. Let’s get the word out!
Changing “politics as usual” can start right here in Bradenton.