Occasionally I’ll surf by the Howard County Citizens Association listserv to see what those crazy kids are up to these days. I think it would be accurate to say that I often find myself on the opposite side of their prevailing point of view.
On a recent discussion about political contributions, Steve Meskin shared an email he sent to Jared DeMarinis, the Director of the Candidacy and Campaign Finance Division of the Maryland State Board of Elections. Steve wants the state to dig pretty deep into the personal lives of people who contribute to political campaigns.
Among the things he would like to know about everyone who makes a political contribution:
- Contributors who are related to each other
- Employers of individual contributors
- Organizations for which an individual contributor is an officer
I think Steve is sniffing in places that are pretty private. Ya gotta keep an eye on those crazy kids.