A Discussion on Arizona's Clean Elections Experiment

Event Date - March 30, 2006

Todd Lang I Executive Director, Citizens Clean Elections Commission

Bradley A. Smith I Professor of Law, Capital University Law School and Former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission

Allison Hayward I Former Counsel to Bradley A. Smith of the Federal Election Commission

When Arizona’s Clean Elections law was adopted, supporters hoped it would increase citizen participation in the electoral process, attract candidates from diverse backgrounds, and stymie the influence of special interests. Opponents were concerned about the increased role of the state in the campaign process and the rights of citizens to voluntarily participate in the process. After six years’"three election cycles’"what have we learned, and where should we go from here?

Join us for the release of a new report on Arizona’s campaign finance system and a robust discussion with the nation’s leading experts on campaign finance.

Expert Allison Hayward, former counsel to Bradley A. Smith of the Federal Election Commission, will present her findings in a new Goldwater Institute report, Arizona’s Clean Elections Experiment.

To further the discussion, Bradley A. Smith, former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, will discuss the constitutional implications of publicly financed elections and Todd Lang, executive director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, will address the history and impact of the Clean Elections system in Arizona.

Please join us for this important discussion about publicly financed elections with the nation’s leading experts in the field. Reception to follow.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 5:00~6:30 p.m.

Goldwater Institute I 500 East Coronado Road I Phoenix

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