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    Seattle City Council explores public campaign financing

    City of Seattle
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/14/2013

    Council President Sally J. Clark
    Councilmember Nick Licata
    Councilmember Mike O’Brien
    Councilmember Tom Rasmussen

    Seattle City Council explores public campaign financing
    National experts to share academic research

    The Seattle City Council will continue their exploration of public campaign financing by welcoming national experts into the discussion:

    WHAT: Public election financing in research

    WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, 6-8 p.m.

    WHERE:Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave

    WHO:Seattle City Councilmembers
    Ken Mayer, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    David Earley, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

    At Wednesday’s panel, experts will share their research and knowledge of public campaign financing and answer audience questions. The Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission will co-host the event with the Seattle City Council. The event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Municipal League of Seattle, Seattle University’s Political Science Department, Washington Bus, Washington Public Campaigns and the Win/Win Network.

    Panelists will be in Council Chambers at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 13 to brief Councilmembers during a special meeting of the Government Performance and Finance Committee. View the agenda here.

    For more information on publicly financed campaigns, visit our issue page at http://www.seattle.gov/council/issues/public_financing_of_campaigns.htm.

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