Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices

February 23, 2021

Democrats 4 New Castle 2021 Candidates all commit to following the principles outlined by Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee:

The Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee believes that candidates should conduct their campaigns in accordance with the following principles:

  • The candidate will conduct a campaign for public office openly and fairly, focusing on issues and qualifications.

  • The candidate will not use or condone any campaign material or advertisement that misstates, misrepresents or distorts material fact or any communication that misleads the public.

  • The candidate will neither engage in nor be involved with false or misleading attacks upon the character of an opponent, nor in invasions of privacy unrelated to fitness for office.

  • The candidate will not participate in or condone any appeal to prejudice.

  • The candidate will clearly identify by name the funding source of all advertisements and campaign literature published and distributed.

  • The candidate will not abuse the Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee process in order to obtain political advantage. This includes, but is not limited to announcing that he/she has filed a complaint, or quoting from the Committee’s Findings unless the individual Finding cited is quoted in its entirety. The Committee considers selective quotation or misrepresentation of its Findings to be an unfair campaign practice.

  • The candidate will publicly repudiate materials or actions made on behalf of their candidacy that violate this Statement of Principles.