Tuesday, December 23, 2003
The Arizona Capital Times is reporting that a campaign finance system put in place in 1998 has resulted in a dramatic increase in very small contributions from citizens who live outside of the major urban area in the state.
The number of small contributions to candidates for governor that came from outside Maricopa county more than tripled. This will mean political influence will be more equitably distributed across the state of Arizona as opposed to being concentrated in Paradise Valley, the state's wealthiest zip code.
Seems like a system that other states should look into. More details are available here from the Arizona Clean Elections Institute.