The election playing field

By Larry Agran, Letter to the Editor

The Register's editorial, "Fair Elections Act plays favorites" [Oct. 27], misses the point of the California Fair Elections Act.

The current broken system of campaign financing isn't a symptom of our political problem: it's a cause of it. Elected officials have to spend so much time fundraising for their next election that it takes away from their time to solve the many serious problems we face in California, from our schools to our water crisis to our health care system.

The California Fair Elections Act wouldn't limit anybody's speech. Instead, qualified candidates who aren't wealthy could afford to run without having to spend so much time fundraising that they don't have enough time to focus on voters' priorities.

Larry Agran
Irvine councilmember

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