Mattie Daughtry Qualifies as Clean Election Candidate

BRUNSWICK, ME – Matthea “Mattie” Daughtry has been certified for public campaign financing through the Maine Clean Election Act, according to the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Elections Practices. Daughtry was the first candidate running for the Maine State Legislature in District 66 to submit the appropriate signatures and $5 contributions.

“Being a Clean Elections candidate means I can spend my time meeting with the people of Brunswick, not out raising money,” said Daughtry. “I want to learn as much as I can about their concerns and what they need from their elected officials.”

“I am thrilled that Mattie is a clean election candidate,” commented Glenn Cummings, former Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives and the first person to qualify as a clean elections candidate when the Maine Clean Election Act was passed in 2000. “This means that when she is elected, she will answer to the people of Brunswick and not a handful of major donors and corporations.” 

According to the Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, The Maine Clean Election Law is a voluntary full public funding system for candidates for all state offices. Created in 1996 through a citizen initiative, Maine’s law was the first in the country to create the opportunity for people of all incomes to seek public office without engaging in extensive fundraising or spending their own money.

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Matthea “Mattie” Daughtry, a Brunswick native, is the State Representative for the Maine House District 66

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