For your campaign, will you be accepting donations from corporations or unions? If so, why? If not, why not?

Responses to the question: "For your campaign, will you be accepting donations from corporations or unions? If so, why? If not, why not?"

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CandidateBrief ResponseFull Response
Powers, Russ No As in my past municipal election campaigns, I do not accept donations from corporations and/or unions.
Robinson, Glenn No I will not be accepting donations from corporations or unions to support my campaign. It is my belief that accepting such donations is contrary to true democracy.
Scime, Danya Yes I am sure that I will have a few friends that will send me donations.

Because of my business background, many of my friends are self employed and therefore president of their corporations... I do not know if they will send a cheque personally or on a business account.

Regarding Unions contributing to my campaign, I cannot think of one that would. I am not affiliated with any Unions, nor can I recall any friends that would have signing authority.

I don't believe I will have that kind of financial support through "outside" contributions.

This campaign is being executed on a very tight budget, I will accept financial support to help cover the costs.
Tammer, Ron Yes I will not accept any contributions from corporations.

I may accept one contribution from a union, but I do not wish to speak to that until it is actually offered (if it is, I will gladly explain why this is not compromising my ideals.)

I am planning on accepting a total of 2 campaign contributions, from sources that will be disclosed once I receive them.

I am planning on running a very low-cost campaign, with a limited number of signs, some business cards, and a print ad or two.

The reasons for this are two-fold.

One, I am a bit of an environmentalist; I don't believe in handing out a lot of pamphlets that will be mostly thrown out, when my platform and updates can be posted on my Facebook page.

Two, I don't like the concept of campaign contributions, especially corporate
contributions. I don't like the idea of democracy being fueled by cash, and I don't like the idea of politicians feeling beholden to those that helped finance their campaigns. Mind you, Exxon has not been knocking on my door with wallet in hand, but influence can also be purchased on a smaller scale.

The contributions that I will (hopefully) receive will be from sources that will in no way gain a hold over me because of their assistance. I will explain that more clearly, once the donations are secured.

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Zuliniak, Marty