In the case of Jim Clem, there is another situation. The occupation of 41 of his 43 donors cannot be determined because the amount donated was less than $100. Candidates are not required to disclose the names of people who contribute below that threshold. It makes one suspicious because each of those 41 donations was at least $99, but we really don’t know why his supporters are inclined not to have their identity and occupation reported to the election board.The voters of Loudoun County need to be sure that their representatives represent them, not some hidden interest. My complements to Voters for Loudoun's Future for making this point so forthrightly.
The true extent of the ties between pro-development politicians and the developers who help fund their campaigns is camouflaged and can be uncovered only with extensive research. The only way to break these ties is to prevent any member of the board from voting on any development connected to a developer who helped pay for his campaign. - Joe Maio, Spokesman, Voters for Loudoun’s Future
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Jim Clem's Nameless Contributors
There is a letter on LoudounExtra discussing the funding of the political races in Loudoun County which adds a little more information to the campaign contribution analysis that's been done recently.