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Supporting Electoral Integrity and Transparency.

If you have experienced a positive or negative “payback” by an elected official this is your opportunity to describe this event and add it to the public record. By submitting your reports, you will encourage our elected representatives – from city and town councils to the halls of Congress – to work for us effectively and with integrity.

Our goal is not to build angry and politically motivated discourse. In fact, we will work vigilantly to keep our site free of biased, accusatory, and petty reports. Instead, we have set up an impartial system for you to report on the performance of your elected representatives and we give them the opportunity to respond to your reports.

We want to hear your story because accurate information provides a powerful means for holding our elected officials accountable. And we believe accountability encourages them to do their very best – with integrity and transparency – for all of their constituents.

Recent Posts

  • Tim Kelemen

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    Greg Luce had ongoing conflict about the Tea Party’s rights to hold signs on an interstate overpass bridge. The police [...]

  • Jennifer Gregerson

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    Gregerson got a full time policy analyst position approved. Filings show that in October 2012, Marko Liias’ political fund donated [...]

  • Steve Teague

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    17 workers in the highway department did not support Teague and may have supported his political apponent These 17 road [...]

  • Bob Donchez

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    Northampton County DA John Morganelli is the main political backer of Bob Donchez. He was Donchez’s campaign chair, he served [...]

  • Dawn Zimmer

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    Dawn Zimmer was elected mayor of Hoboken to serve with integrity and in the best interest of the city. When [...]

  • Barry Moore

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    Josh Pipkin is set to challenge Barry Moore in the primary for House District 91. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) and [...]

  • John Zaruba

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    Deputy Peter Coolidge did not contribute to Zaruba's reelection campaign and pressed for more collective bargaining for Zaruba's employees. Coolidge [...]

Examples of Topics for Payback Posts

  1. You voted for an elected official and he/she delivered on a particular promise of interest (or did not deliver on that promise).
  2. You know of someone, or yourself, that did or did not get a job or promotion due your support (contribution and work) or opposition of an opposition candidate.
  3. A development project was approved or not approved due to support (contribution and work) or opposition of an elected official.
  4. A zoning approval was approved or not approved due to support (contribution and work) or opposition of an elected official.
  5. You know of someone, or yourself who was appointed to a government committee or board due to support (contribution and work) or opposition of an elected official.
  6. Contract negotiations went one way or another based on the negotiating party’s relationship with key elected officials.
  7. The use of philanthropic contributions to a favored charity of an elected official resulting in favored consideration.
  8. Elected official looking the other way to benefit a campaign contributor.
  9. Elected official intervening on a matter to benefit a campaign contributor.

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