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Campaign Ethics

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

Even before they are elected, public servants face important ethical questions about the way they run their campaigns.   How honest will they be in their campaign materials?  How can they address an electorate that is increasingly disenchanted with government?  And will campaign contributions affect the way they do business after they are elected?

Rich Robinson, expert in strategic planning, public policy development, and government relations, and founder of Robinson Communications; and Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California, addressed these and other campaign ethics questions at the most recent meeting of the Public Sector Roundtable. Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics and former mayor of the city of Santa Clara, moderated the panel.