Farwell Earns Support for Commitment to Transparency, Grassroots Support
Trailblazers PAC, the non-partisan pro-transparency organization founded by former State Senate candidate Leslie Danks Burke, today announced the endorsement of Michele Farwell, continuing their work to make voters the most important voices at the table by supporting pro-transparency, grassroots candidates.
Trailblazers PAC endorsed candidates: are running at the County level or lower; are 100% transparent in disclosing their campaign finances (far beyond what state law requires); have received a portion of their contributions from voting households in the district or municipality they want to represent; and are committed continued transparency in office once elected.
“Now more than ever we’re seeing regular citizens step up to better their communities through local politics. Real change begins at the local level and we are excited to support Michele Farwell as a candidate who is committed to clean government, and moving politics out of the back room and onto the front porch.” said Leslie Danks Burke, founder and president of Trailblazers PAC.
“I’m excited to get an endorsement from Trailblazers PAC because they understand the importance of getting money out of politics. And they are non-partisan. When the rich and powerful use money to buy votes and confuse issues, we all lose. Raising campaign funds locally is the first step toward restoring trust in government and rebuilding democracy,” said Michele Farwell, candidate for Otsego County Legislature. “A lot of folks in District 2 feel like government is not working anymore. We can do better as a County by holding meetings when working people are able to attend them and by making video available online. We also need more openness in the way people are appointed to local positions, especially our IDA board. Only then can we get down to real business and truly represent our constituents.”