New Online: Federal Elections Commission (FEC) Releases Combined Federal/State Disclosure and Election Directory 2016
From the Directory’s Introduction:
This Directory has been prepared as a guidebook to locate and identify organizations and individuals at the state and national level who have a responsibility to disclose information on money in politics.
The term “money in politics” has been given a broad definition to include federal and state campaign finance reports, lobby reports, personal financial statements, public financing, state initiative/referendum spending, and a wide range of other financial filings.
The offices listed are those which have the primary responsibility to disclose the information. These include federal agencies, Secretaries of State, state commissions, boards and election offices. In some states, one office handles all the disclosure whereas in others, as many as four different offices handle disclosure. There may also be an additional office, such as the Office of the Attorney General, which has responsibility for issuing advisory opinions or enforcement actions. This type of office has been included since it may be involved in other court actions.
The individuals identified are those who supervise or control the records offices. In addition, other names have been listed when the Federal Election Commission staff has had regular contact with them and/or the state office has wished to list them. These persons may be involved with identification of candidates for the ballot, election results, voting accessibility, informational seminars or other communications. Not all staff members have been listed, but an attempt has been made to include those knowledgeable in the targeted subject areas.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.