The Brief History of 'Voter-Owned Elections' in Portland, Oregon: If Public Financing Can't Make It There, Can It Make It Anywhere?

18 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2013

See all articles by Paul A. Diller

Paul A. Diller

Willamette University College of Law

Date Written: October 1, 2013

Abstract

From 2006 to 2010, Portland, Oregon experimented with a publicly financed campaign system called "Voter-Owned Elections." In 2010, Portland's voters declined to renew the system. This article assesses Portland's experience with public financing and draws lessons therefrom that may inform efforts to promote public financing at the national, state, and local levels.

Keywords: citizens united, public financing, campaign finance, local government law, municipal law, local innovation

Suggested Citation

Diller, Paul A., The Brief History of 'Voter-Owned Elections' in Portland, Oregon: If Public Financing Can't Make It There, Can It Make It Anywhere? (October 1, 2013). Willamette Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 4, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2354762

Paul A. Diller (Contact Author)

Willamette University College of Law ( email )

245 Winter St. SE
Salem, OR 97301
United States
503-370-6595 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.willamette.edu/wucl/faculty/profiles/diller/

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
73
rank
314,796
Abstract Views
274
PlumX Metrics