After I purchased a home and settled down in a city, I realized that my local elections mattered more than ever. In addition to dictating my property taxes and the overall health of our city roads, those elections might also determine the quality of the city website, irrigation system, and even our water rights for the year. Instead of simply ignoring the elections and focusing on my personal life, I started analyzing the local politics and reading up on the candidates. It took a lot of work, but eventually I felt comfortable with my choice of candidate. I want others to understand local elections, which is why this entire blog is about government and politics.
9 May 2022
The democratic system utilizes elected officials to represent the interests of people within a certain geographic region. In order for someone to gain the visibility and widespread recognition that is needed to win an election, a lot of financial support is needed. Modern politicians spend a lot of time fundraising for their campaigns. The implementation of campaign finance reforms at all levels of government has the potential to directly benefit both candidates and you personally during each election cycle.