- Enacting a law for fully publicly-funded elections
- Banning corporate contributions and ‘Super-PACs’ for all candidates for DC public office
- Mandating public disclosure of business interests and potential conflicts of interest for all DC elected officials
- Abolition of the ‘Constituent Services Fund’
- A cut in Council members’ salaries
If elected, I wouldn’t just issue empty promises about putting the interests of ordinary residents above those of developers and other business interests – I would enact systemic change. I therefore support publicly-funded elections and a ban on corporate contributions for all candidates for city office. This would go beyond the current laws that institute a system of voluntary public funding – I would support a complete end to corporate contributions and super PACS and the abolition of the Constituent Services Fund.
I would also introduce a bill mandating public disclosure of business interests and potential conflicts of interest by all council members. I would furthermore propose a cut in Council members’ salaries (which, of course, if elected would include my own) to make their take-home pay more in line with the average District resident’s.