Campaign Finance Reform
For the better part of the last decade, Plainfield had strong campaign finance rules that limited any vendor from donating more than $300 to local candidates. These rules were not perfect, but they were good and could be built upon to further keep big money out of our local politics.
Then, in 2017, Mayor Mapp and the City Council got rid of these laws so that they could get more campaign money to use against challengers like us. Now him and the Plainfield Democratic machine routinely accept $2600 checks from people they do business with. Of course, they owe favors to the folks that fill their campaign coffers – and those favors almost never benefit the people of Plainfield. We need to strengthen campaign finance ordinances to better serve our city.