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Charlie Schaupp scored 100% on the Clean Money questionnaire

His opponent, Supervisor Bill Dodd, did not answer the Clean Money questionnaire.

They are running for Assembly District 4, which includes the cities of Clearlake, Davis, Dixon, Lakeport, Napa, St. Helena, Winters, Woodland, and Yountville.

The California Clean Money Action Fund asked all candidates for state office in California to answer six questions about whether they support legislation for more disclosure on political ads and public financing of campaigns.

While not answering the survey, Supervisor Bill Dodd indicated that he due to time constraints, he is no longer responding to any questionnaires or surveys.

"No Answer" means the candidate didn't answer the questionnaire after our attempts to reach their campaign several separate times through email or by phone.

Overall Score.

Charlie Schaupp (R) Supervisor Bill Dodd (D)
Overall Score: 100% Overall Score: No Answer

The overall score on the survey is determined by the answers on the first five questions. For every “Yes”, the candidate gets 20%, for every “No” they get 0%. An answer of “Other” gets 10% unless it’s clear from their explanation that the candidate would or would not support the legislation.

Q1. Do you support legislation requiring ballot measure ads to clearly state their three largest true individual, corporate or union funders instead of committee names, even if the funds are transferred through one or more intermediary committees or organizations?
Charlie Schaupp (R) Supervisor Bill Dodd (D)
Answer: "Yes"
Answer: No Answer
Q2. Do you support legislation requiring independent ads for and against candidates to clearly state their three largest true individual, corporate or union funders instead of committee names, even if the funds are transferred through one or more intermediary committees or organizations?
Charlie Schaupp (R) Supervisor Bill Dodd (D)
Answer: "Yes"
Answer: No Answer

"I am 100% against 'Money Laundering' and illegal funding of campaigns. I recent spoke directly to the FPPC Commission to go after the individuals that do this type of action -not the committee (This example: Case was Damon Dunn, Yolo/Santa Clara County GOP Committees, Johnson Family (SF Giants) and Matt Rexroad - Meridian Pacific Consultants) . I don't believe a simple fine for this type of conduct is not sufficient.... These type of criminal actions should receive jail time when it is a blatant attempt to circumvent campaign law."

Q3. Would you support legislation described in questions 1 and 2 if your constituents were clearly in favor of it while major campaign funders opposed it?
Charlie Schaupp (R) Supervisor Bill Dodd (D)
Answer: "Yes"
Answer: No Answer
Q4. Do you support legislation requiring state and local candidates to stand by their political ads, saying in those ads that they “approve this message” as federal candidates must?
Charlie Schaupp (R) Supervisor Bill Dodd (D)
Answer: "Yes"
Answer: No Answer
Q5. Do you support legislation providing competitive amounts of public financing or small donor matching funds to campaigns of qualified candidates who demonstrate a broad base of public support and abide by strict spending limits?
Charlie Schaupp (R) Supervisor Bill Dodd (D)
Answer: "Yes"
Answer: No Answer
Q6. Would you support a system of public financing of campaigns as in question 5 that covers all state races, including Assembly, State Senate, and statewide offices, if it were funded by an annual tax or fee of no more than $8 per California resident? *
Charlie Schaupp (R) Supervisor Bill Dodd (D)
Answer: "Yes"
Answer: No Answer

* The wording of this question created some confusion about its intent. The intent was to ask about funding of public campaign finance for state offices with a tax or fee that averaged $8 per person, an investment in the integrity of our elections that is less than one-third of 1% of California's General Fund this year. However some candidates responded to the question as if it were proposing an additional flat tax of $8 to be paid by every Californian. Due to the confusion the wording of this question created, its answers were not scored and did not count towards the overall score for the Clean Money Survey.

Note: Candidate explanations are shown as submitted. CCMAF has not edited the candidate explanations for content or writing style.

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