I think that voters in Longmont elections should be able to see all contributions made to every candidate before casting their votes. Under the Election Code, it is permissible to accept donations even after the election, with a final accounting due only 30 days after the election. As I announced to local news media at the beginning of the election season that concludes on 29th January, I am accepting no more donations after the report required to be filed with the City Clerk by noon on 23rd January. I removed the “donate” PayPal button from the website before that filing, for example, and checks arriving in the mail are being returned (with thanks).

I think it would be nice were the other candidates to do likewise.

Campaign finance reports can be viewed at the City Clerk’s website.