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Fotios "Frank" Tsimboukakis scored 100% on the Clean Money questionnaire

His opponent, Senator Joel Anderson, did not answer the Clean Money questionnaire.

They are running for state Senate District 38 which includes the cities and communities of Borrego, Alpine, El Cajon, Spring Valley, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Santee, Ramona, Poway, Scripps Ranch, Escondido, San Marcos, Santa Luz, Rancho Santa Fe, Valley Center, Bonsall, Fallbrook, and parts of San Diego.

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.

"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.

Fotios "Frank" Tsimboukakis (D) Senator Joel Anderson (R)
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?
Fotios "Frank" Tsimboukakis (D) Senator Joel Anderson (R)
Answer: "Yes"
Answer: No Answer

"I support total transparency for all donors individuals or not, to candidates and to PAC's that exceed the lowest local or regional limits. I believe any donation over $100 should be disclosed on state and/or local filing agencies."

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?
Fotios "Frank" Tsimboukakis (D) Senator Joel Anderson (R)
Answer: "Yes"
Answer: No Answer

"Yes and in larger legible print on screen or print."

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?
Fotios "Frank" Tsimboukakis (D) Senator Joel Anderson (R)
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?
Fotios "Frank" Tsimboukakis (D) Senator Joel Anderson (R)
Answer: "Yes"
Answer: No Answer

"ABSOLUTELY"

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?
Fotios "Frank" Tsimboukakis (D) Senator Joel Anderson (R)
Answer: "Yes"
Answer: No Answer

"I believe in lowering the total spending limits and providing even and level support as well as REQUIRING all media to provide some form of public forum for all legitimate( signature qualified) candidates to state their positions. That because I was basically told that 'You buy time, you get air time'."

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? *
Fotios "Frank" Tsimboukakis (D) Senator Joel Anderson (R)
Answer: "Yes"
Answer: No Answer

"Best money spent."

* 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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