Public Election Financing Can Pay Off for California

By Kjersten Jeppesen, Letter to the Editor

You are so right that California (and the nation, for that matter) needs public financing of elections. Getting big money out of the process could be a huge step toward democratizing the electoral process as well as providing voters an opportunity to select candidates who can represent them instead of the special interests that now influence our legislators. It would also allow legislators and other elected officials to dedicate their time and effort to the job of serving the people instead of spending at least half of their time raising money for their next campaign. After all, we pay their salaries through our taxes, and we should get our money's worth from "our employees."

Kjersten Jeppesen

Sun City

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