Counties Seek Option for Publicly-Financed School Board Elections

MACo’s Associate Director, Kevin Kinnally, testified in support for HB 147, Election Law – Local Public Campaign Financing – Boards of Education, February 5, 2019.

This bill allows counties to provide public campaign financing to candidates seeking to serve as an elected member of the county board of education.

From the MACo testimony:

This legislation properly leaves the decision for establishing a system of public campaign financing in the hands of the local governments, who are best situated to determine whether such a policy is in their best interest.

HB 147 ensures local governments have flexibility in enacting local policies designed to serve and react to community needs.

For more on 2019 MACo legislation, visit the Legislative Database.