Thursday, September 13, 2012

LO PAC's - Who Is Leading the Race For Your Contributions to Influence This Election?

To All COLA LO Members,

LO has had a significant increase in the number of Political Action Committees (PAC)  over the past  four years.   To many residents its surprising how many of these groups there are for a city of only 37, 000 residents.  

What is the catalyst for the formation of so many PAC's is the subject of much debate in Lake Oswego.

The COLA Board has done a detailed study of the PAC groups and their financing to determine who is winning the race for taxpayer contributions within our community. 

The momentum has shifted over the past two years as more groups formed and copmpeted for taxpayer contributions..

The clear winner in terms of PAC fundraising is LOCAL.   LOCAL Summary, having raised over $18K in donations and now have $6k in cash to spend on the election.

The next winner seems to be YES LOPL   Yes LO Public Library ID 15888.   They have raised $8K with $3K to spend in cash.  

Both of these groups seem to be very effective in attracting contributions from local residents.

The remaining PAC's have been active and can be found at the links below.  Generally they have raised $1k this year and have $4-5k to spend on the election.    

Key Political Action Committees in Lake Oswego:

KLOG - Keep Lake Oswego Great   ID 13290
LO Stewards -Lake Oswego Stewards ID 14366.

We will continue to update members on the fundraising activities of the PAC's including a detailed analysis of PAC supporters later in the election cycle.   

Please notify all members, contacts, and friends.  

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