WESTCHESTER COUNTY FAIR CAMPAIGN PRACTICES COMMITTEE
Revised April 14, 2014
In 1991 the League of Women Voters of Westchester established the Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee (the Committee) as a separate and independent entity. The purpose of the Committee is to promote a climate in which candidates conduct honest, fair and open campaigns, refraining from dishonest and defamatory attacks and without distorting the facts.
The League plays no role in the Committee's deliberations or decisions but does provide support services and administers the funding. Underwriting for this project was made possible by a grant from the Westchester Community Foundation, a non-profit community endowment for the benefit of Westchester County.
The Committee is composed of community leaders who serve as unpaid volunteers. They represent a wide range of public interests and are recognized as being independent and fair minded. Members are chosen by representatives from the Committee and the League of Women Voters of Westchester. In addition, members representing recognized political parties serve ex-officio without vote; they contribute political perspective and experience to the discussion. Westchester residents are encouraged to send the Committee resumes of those they believe would be appropriate.
Our friend and colleague, Milt Hoffman passed away on April 7 at the age of 86, vibrant, curious, informative and active to the very end. Milt’s call from the pages of the Journal News to do something about the many false and misleading charges tainting our political campaigns was answered by the League of Women Voters of Westchester, leading in 1991 to the formation of the Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee. Milt was also a member of LWVW’s Advisory Committee.
Those of us who have been lucky enough to work with him will find him irreplaceable. He was wise, generous, informed, and passionate, carrying decades of Westchester and NYS history in his head and in his heart.
Milt’s passion for honest politics and governance, his knowledge, wisdom, kindness, and generosity has left Westchester a better place. It is up to those he touched, certainly including us, to carry on his quest.
For the Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee
Susan Schwarz, Chair
Miriam Cohen, Coordinator
Daniel S. Franklin, Jr.
Robert C. Kirkwood
Evelyn M. Stock
Working Families Party
To FCPC Manual (http://www.faircampaignpractices.org/fcpcmanual.html)
To Filing Procedures page (http://www.faircampaignpractices.org/fcpcprocedures.html)
To Complaint Form page (http://www.faircampaignpractices.org/fcpccomplaintform.html)
To Guidance for Candidates page (http://www.faircampaignpractices.org/fcpcguidance.html)
To Findings of the FCPC (http://www.faircampaignpractices.org/fcpcfindings.html)
To League of Women Voters of Westchester home page (http://www.watpa.org/lwv/)
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