State of Oregon Archives: on Government Reform
Gordon Harold Smith:
Increase individuals campaign donation limit
Smith supports the following principles regarding Campaign Finance and Government Reform:
Source: Oregon Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test
Jun 18, 2008
- Support increasing the amount individuals are permitted to contribute to federal campaigns.
Support giving the President the power of the line item veto for items concerning appropriations.
Good government follows clearly outlined public procedures
Parking lot politics is not good politics. Sometimes the result may seem to produce innovation, but it robs the citizens of the right to participate in the democratic process.
Same-sex marriage policy, for example, while an important issue to many Oregonians, was ‘railroaded’ past the people of Multnomah Country without the benefit of open, democratic debate and decision-making.
It creates the unfortunate situation in which the value of the policies in question don’t get addressed and must take second place to whims of those currently in positions of power.
It is not a right use of the people’s trust. Good Government is government that follows the public procedures clearly outlined in the laws that govern our land.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, broussardfororegon.com
Aug 11, 2004
Fix budget with government structure change not tax hike
Oregonians should oppose the January 2003 income tax increase measure because it simply pumps more income into government without changing the way government does business and it will further deepen Oregon’s recession.
As Oregon’s new Governor, in January, I will collaborate with the legislature to implement emergency structural changes to fill the budget gap without raising taxes, without hurting education for our kids, and without endangering our neighborhoods.
Source: 2002 Gubernatorial website, MannixForOregon.org, “Budget”
Oct 15, 2002
Stop corporate funding of elections
“We can’t have corporations underwrite our elections process,” she said, adding, “it is also a question of ethics for the politicians.”
Source: U-wire article, “Native Week at Oregon State”
May 23, 2000
Spending limits on campaigns, plus full disclosure
Q: Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
Q: Do you support imposing spending limits on state level political campaigns?
Would you vote to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring an annual balanced federal budget?
Q: Do you support using vote-by-mail for all elections?
Source: Oregon State 1998 National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 1998
Limit individual campaign donations; require full disclosure
Do you support limiting the following types of contributions to state legislative candidates?
Source: Oregon Gubernatorial 1998 National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 1998
- Q: Individual ?
- Q: PAC ?
- Q: Corporate ?
- Q: Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
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