City Councilmember Mike O'Brien is working to create a public financing system for elections in Seattle. Candidates would be eligible for public matching funds after they have collected contributions of $10 or more from 600 residents. They could earn a six–to–one match on the first $35,000 raised and up to a total of $210,000.
Supporters on the council will try to bring this measure up for consideration on Monday. The council needs to act soon to let us vote this year on getting big money out of our elections. Tell the Seattle City Council to support public financing and put it on the ballot in 2014!