Government Accountability

elect Shannon Matson

There are two major issues that are intertwined and greatly impacting our local political system. The first is lack of public trust in our elected officials, and the second is elected leaders being bought and paid for by private and foreign corporate interests. When this happens a Representative is no longer working for the people they were elected to serve, and instead is representing private for-profit entities. The following ideas would help address both of these issues: expanding public funding opportunities for elections, limiting corporate donations, and term limits for all elected officials. I am committed to hosting regular town hall meetings—virtually and in-person. Communication between our elected leaders offices and the public is key for educating our community on the issues at hand as well as to gather community feedback to help shape the policy and decision making moving forward.