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Subject:

Re: PEC4U?

Date:

Wed, 27 Apr 2011 14:12:16 -0500

From:

John Watson

To:

W. Gardner Selby <wgselby@statesman.com>



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We made a decision early on not to form a not-for-profit corporation, to have members or to raise or spend money. So far as I am aware pec4u.org never spent any money on campaigns. We engaged in emailing, phoning and personal contact....

Only a few candidates out of the approximate 100 who have run for director in the past 3 years appear to have spent much money at all. Some put up signs. Some ran newspaper ads. My impression is that just not much money has been spent at all...

Regards,

John

SUE BARNETT, APRIL 27, 2011

Is your question how much money has PEC4U spent??

It seems like that is what you are asking.

The answer is that we volunteer our time and Bill volunteers web hosting because when we started PEC did not have a web site. We have no hidden deep pockets and have not spent money on campaigns.

There may be recent Board members who have spent money on campaigns though.

Sue


BILL CHRISTENSEN, APRIL 27, 2011

Though some individuals may have spent a few dollars here and there to make photocopies and such, PEC4u itself does not spend any money - it doesn't even have a bank account or any legal status. It's a very loose organization....


RIC STERNBERG, APRIL 27, 2011

My out of pocket expenses have been about $30/year for domain renewal fees since 2006 or 2007 when I first registered the pec4u.org, .com and .net domains. I think we may have also donated some poster board and toner and paper for our printer. I also believe that no candidates have spent very much money on their campaigns but would suggest that you ask them.

 

Best,

Ric