Virginia: Campaign Finance Reform
Campaign Status: Active
A campaign finance reform package that includes:
- SB 803 – limits campaign contributions to $20K to any one candidate for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, or the General Assembly in any one election cycle.
- SB 854 / HB 1551 – broadens the scope of disclaimer requirements to include spending on ballot measures; requires political ads financed by outside groups to name top three donors.
Nearly four out of five Virginians think that large donors have too much influence in their elections. But despite the will of the people, Virginia is one of the few states in the country that does not limit the amount of money a candidate or political action committee can receive from individual donors, corporations, labor unions, party committees or other candidates. And, there’s nothing in Virginia preventing candidates and obscure donors from being vague when filing reports on contributions and expenditures.
RepresentUs is working with BigMoneyOutVA and a coalition of partners to bring transparency and accountability to Virginia.
You can make an impact on this campaign no matter where you live.
The Latest On This Campaign
From housing to hemp, here’s what did and didn’t pass the Virginia General Assembly
Feb 25 2023
Two bills from Democrats and one from a Republican attempted to tighten Virginia’s law on campaign spending this year by banning the use of campaign donations on personal expenditures.Read More
Groups lobby legislators on behalf of campaign finance reform
Jan 24 2023
Several advocacy groups gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday morning for a rally and later to lobby legislators, urging them to pass campaign finance reform legislation.Read More
Citizens Report Calls for Legislation to Address Virginia’s Weak and Ineffective Campaign Finance Laws
Nov 28 2022
This report provides a comprehensive review of the history and status of Virginia’s campaign finance laws, highlights best practices by other states, summarizes the status of bills introduced in the 2022 General Assembly, and provides a roadmap for legislative action.Read More