Single Member Districts
Passing a referendum for Single Member Districts for electing County Commissioners in Sarasota County could benefit voters of all political parties in this county for years to come. It would
o reduce campaign costs
o empower neighborhoods
o strengthen citizen participation in our democracy,
o and weaken the power of big moneyed interests over our elections, and over decisions of our elected officials.
It's time to bring democracy back to the people.
Please support us in this important campaign.
SAFE board members put it this way:
"This would be a highly important reform, as it would cut most campaign costs (such as direct mail and signs) by 80%, empower neighborhoods and facilitate door-to-door campaigning, thereby reducing the presently overwhelming power of big money (by big development interests) in County Commission campaigns."
"Small step for Sarasota County citizens, big step for fair and honest representation."
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