Anyone running for public office must always be prepared to answer for their campaign finances, which will be closely scrutinized for transparency. Keeping full and accurate records of each contribution ensures some degree of integrity, but it is not always enough. To further bolster accountability, the General Assembly recently passed House Bill 326, prioritizing responsible campaign finance in Ohio politics.
When Governor Kasich signed House Bill 326 into law this June, Ohio took a significant step forward in stamping out campaign corruption. Both parties supported HB 326 because we all agree that taxpayer dollars must be safeguarded. Because public funds finance all government operations, we have the duty to use those funds most effectively, and to ensure that campaigns are 100 percent privately financed. I have no doubt that this law will benefit Ohio’s elections in November and in our future elections.