(SAVANNAH, GA) – “As far as we know, no other PAC invests exclusively in hyper-local candidates of any political party who stand for clean government,” said Leslie Danks Burke, President of Trailblazers PAC.
Representatives of Trailblazers PAC, the national nonpartisan organization that challenges leaders of any party to act better than the current rules require, visited Savannah last weekend to present a continuing legal education for lawyers on campaign finance law, and to meet with advocacy leaders including the founder of the League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia, and members of the Savannah Regional Central Labor Council.
Now in its third year of operation, Trailblazers PAC developed a proven track record over 2017 and 2018 of successfully electing candidates in contested elections through one-on-one mentorship and financial investment in those candidates who exceed transparency standards.
“It’s encouraging that candidates who choose to be honest Trailblazers, also turn out to be more powerful candidates, more likely to win. It bodes well for our democratic republic when the good guys take the lead,” Danks Burke said.
“Too many elected officials run one election after another with no opposition. They have little incentive to work hard since they’re almost assured of re-election. Voters deserve a choice, and I’m pleased to learn that Trailblazers PAC puts voters back into the conversation by encouraging more contested races,” said Cuffy Sullivan, President of the League of Women Voters.
“The community needs to be at the table to understand for themselves. Instead of elected leaders always telling us, it should be two-way communication. I’m glad that Trailblazers PAC supports candidates who give voters more information than the law currently requires them to,” said Gwendolyn Glover-Starks, an advocate for retirees and member of Retirees Unite for the Future (RUFF).
“The impressive number of people and groups of all political views working to end corruption in our democratic republic gives America hope, and we at Trailblazers PAC are honored to bring our particular focus on county and municipal-level officeholders to the movement,” Danks Burke said.
For more information about Trailblazers PAC, visit TrailblazersPAC.com.
Trailblazers PAC President Leslie Danks Burke hears from advocate Gwendolyn Glover Starks and State Representative Carl Wayne Gilliard (D-162) at the Central Labor Council Annual Fish Fry.
Trailblazers PAC President Leslie Danks Burke provided a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar on campaign finance regulation for the Annual Convention of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort.