Resolution in Support of Campaign Finance Reform

Sponsor: Kim MacMaster

Kim MacMaster

Whereas: Elected policy makers are put in place to serve the needs of their constituents;

Whereas: Elected officials are put at a disadvantage before they begin their first day due to the high cost of campaigning and contributions by special interests and lobbyists as current campaign laws allow;

Whereas: Republicans throughout Michigan recognize the need for state based Campaign Finance Reform;

Whereas: The will of the average voter is often misled due to big expenditures stemming from difficult to identify entities spending extraordinary amounts of money to sway the public prior to elections;

Whereas: Voters across Michigan are disillusioned by the role they see money playing in the states elections;

Therefore, this body does hereby support the notion of a ballot initiative to address the need for campaign finance reform in Michigan.