The State Elections Enforcement Commission approved Senator George Logan’s Citizens’ Election Program (CEP) grant application last week making him eligible to receive the state grant to finance his re-election effort. “I thank everyone who contributed,” said Senator Logan. “Looking at our contributor list this year compared to 2016, we found many first-time contributors. That tells me more constituents are aware of and approve the work I’m doing in Hartford to limit taxes and spend responsibly.”
Sen. Logan continued, “My campaign will be about having open conversations with residents. The number one issue facing Connecticut is our sluggish state economy. As your State Senator, I have supported legislation focused on restoring our economy. I was proud to lead the charge to block a number of anti-taxpayer bills and to pass a budget that finally implemented a strong spending cap and bonding cap. But, our fight isn’t over, we need to get back to Hartford to stop further tax increases and promote legislation that will spur economic growth.”
According to SEEC, the CEP is a voluntary program which allows qualifying candidates for General Assembly and statewide offices to receive full public financing. To qualify for public campaign financing, candidates must demonstrate they have substantial support from the public. Candidates for state senate qualify for the grant by raising $15,300 from at least 300 individuals residing in their district. Participating candidates for General Assembly may only accept small dollar contributions from certain individuals—the maximum contribution is $250—and no contributions from state contractors or political action committees.