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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: January 4, 2023 02:41 PM
From: Senator Frank A. Farry
To: All Senate members
Subject: Financial Disclosure for Write-In Candidates
At the heart of administering fair elections is the fundamental premise that all candidates should be treated equally - no matter which party they represent or how they come to have their name on the ballot.

Unfortunately, under current law there is an inconsistent requirement for candidates to file a statement of financial interest during an election. Candidates who file nominating petitions are removed from the ballot for failure to file these statements; however, those who are placed on the ballot due to a write-in campaign are not.

Soon I will be introducing legislation to extend the requirement for filing a statement of financial interests to all candidates who appear on the ballot in a General Election. This legislation is modeled after House Bill 2484 from last session which passed the House unanimously.
Please join me in cosponsoring this important legislation.

Introduced as SB255