Campaign Finance Reform

Legislator Francena Amparo fights for Anti- “Pay to Play” Legislation

 

Legislator Francena Amparo fights for Anti- “Pay to Play” Legislation

 

As Assistant Minority Leader for the legislature, Francena has been working tirelessly on the introduction of much needed campaign finance reform for Dutchess County.   “We cannot continue to allow corporations to have a controlling interest in our county government.” Public records from the County Comptroller's offices and the NYS Board of Elections show that the County Executive and the Dutchess County Republican Committee accepted $151,685 in contributions over the last six years from the same 23 companies that received $38.9 million in contracts with Dutchess County over the same period.

 

The legislation, called the Lucille Pattison Campaign Finance Reform Act would place financial limits on the amount of contributions a person or corporation who is doing business with the County can make to the political campaign of any county official.