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.