Kaye Beach

Rep Richard Morrissette pushes bill for “voter owned” elections

In Oklahoma Legislation on January 26, 2011 at 6:43 am

Fight continues to “fix” campaign financing

editorial Jan 24, 2011 The Oklahoma

State Rep. Richard Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City, has gifted us with a proposal to make Oklahoma the eighth state to enact a “voter-owned” (publicly financed) elections bill. He chose Thursday for the launch because it was the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address, the one in which Kennedy urged Americans to ask not what their country can do them but to ask what they can do for their country. In Morrissette’s mind, this remark was about people running for office at taxpayer expense rather than, say, joining the Peace Corps or the U.S. Marine Corps.

Read more: http://newsok.com/fight-continues-to-fix-campaign-financing/article/3534313#ixzz1C7UaFvFf

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