We often complain about the role of money in our politics. While I was campaigning in 2016, a letter carrier told me she was going to vote for whomever sent the fewest mailers.
I get it. Our elected officials have had years to do something about how money has corrupted our politics, but they haven’t done a thing. Instead they throw up their hands, complain, and pretend to be powerless to stop it.
When I am in office, I won’t do that. I will work to pass legislation that increases transparency in government. I will advocate to eliminate some of the perks legislators get. I will work for more accountability in campaign finances so that we know who is paying for all those mailers, and I will lower campaign spending limits so legislators can work on creating good policy instead of raising money.