Republican Wants to Change CFB

Next time, if there’s a next time, he wants a more even playing field. So, Joe Nardiello, the  Republican council candidate said that, as he demanded the city’s Campaign Finance Board (CFB) will ensure “clean elections” within the future during the agency’s 2009 Post Election Hearings persisted December 1 and 2.

Although he was little scandalous in his run, the 39th District in Carroll Gardens and Park Slope. Nardiello, who received 16 percent of the vote, coming in second to Democratic nominee Brad Lander, that CFB could control costs and promote stronger competition by giving candidates equal sums of public funds.

“A qualifying NYC council candidate should tend $30,000 for contested primaries and $30,000 for contested general elections,” he said, giving an example. “This will reduce funding and influence when donors to select which candidate is ‘most easily bought’ and which one to support.”

“It should be low enough to need budgetary planning and responsibility and to force the candidates themselves out into the communities they represent with far more visibility instead of behind legions of hired Craigslist volunteers,” he added.

Currently, the CFB doles out six-to-one funds for the primary 75 city residents who had contributed to their campaign. council candidates received a maximum public fund contribution of $88,550.

Nardiello was proud of himself for not taking public money in his election. Besides leveling the stacks, Nardiello encouraged the CFB to demand that candidates return the general public funds that they didn’t use within the election.

Hundreds of thousands of public funds sit collectively in bank accounts of former NYC candidates. during this third year of the good recession could also be better used for public education, services, and salaries.”

Nardiello also encouraged the CFB to stress the Board of Elections to update their voter’s databases and tinker with the voter guide they create.

Instead of having the candidates provide biographies, they ought to be supported “fairness and fact” he said. Candidates should even be allowed to change their write-ups after the first, so an error that occurred within their race — when Lander wrote that he was the sole public school parent running, wouldn’t be repeated.

Nardiello was one among 35 people to testify at the post-election hearings. His ideas are used to conflict with other speakers, especially with Inez Dickens, Manhattan City Councilwoman, who recommended that candidates who don’t consume the amount and have funds left in their campaign accounts should be allowed to use these funds into a political action committee.”

“This helps not just incumbents, but also for the first-time challengers,” she said. “Even if a candidate lost an election, with the cash leftover that candidate could have a base for the subsequent election cycle or assist support other candidates in their races.”

The city apportioned over $27 million to 137 candidates within the 2009 city elections — nearly $2.5 million quite they did in 2005.


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