Asking your friends, family and neighbors to show that they support and believe in you by giving you their hard-earned money is not an easy task.
Campaign update. For those who missed what's going on here, I am doing my best to learn what it takes to run for public office and demystify it a bit for anyone who wants to do it in the future. The part we were onto was setting up a campaign account to accept donations. My bank required the following to do so: campaign committee meeting minutes documenting who was nominated as treasurer (if they will be the signator on your account), an EIN number for the committee, and the photo ID and SS card of the person (treasurer) authorized to open the account. Most banks will require these items, even though the Ohio Secretary of State and the Allen County Board of Elections said an EIN is not required by them. The good news is that an EIN can be obtained online and in about 15 minutes from the IRS. For more information on getting this you can go to the link below. Feel free to message me about any of the specific steps we are taking!
*Content originally published May 26 2017 on Facebook
Update as of 08/25/2017
Campaigns must also meet filing deadlines set up by the state to report money that has come in and gone out. I will not pretend that campaign finance is interesting, but I will restate the importance of finding a treasurer who keeps up on things!
The Allen County Board of Elections has an excellent resource page as does the Ohio Secretary of State.
The perk to the BOE site is you can call the Director, Kathy Meyer, or just stop in and she will tell you all the ins and outs so that you don’t get into trouble.
If you are still reading after all that fascinating financial info, I would like to ask you to please consider donating to my campaign. I was told when I first started how important fundraising was, but I didn’t realize how hard it would be. Asking your friends, family and neighbors to show that they support and believe in you by giving you their hard-earned money is not an easy task. Just know that any amount you can afford is helpful and deeply appreciated. When I am elected, I hope to make all of you proud.
In the next post I hope to share some information about the proposal for a landlord registry. In the meantime, I would love to hear your feelings about Lima adopting a landlord registry. Feel free to leave comments!