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Fair Elections

As a long time Great Neck resident, I have watched both federal and state elections become much less honorable and controlled more and more by wealthy campaign donors and less and less by merit the public interest or democratic principles.

We now have an opportunity to support Fair Elections and comprehensive campaign reform in New York State that could bring to Albany a fresh group of candidates who have good ideas and ethics but no network of millionaires or billionaires.

I think both our State Assembly members and senators should let their constituents know where they stand of Governor Cuomo’s lead in including a system of small donor matching funds in his budget to counteract the influence of big money and increase participation in fair elections.

Susan J. Bendor