Look up the source of the BIG County Executive Campaign Donations
Follow the money behind Floreen's campaign. All campaign contributions are a matter of public record. Find information on her contributions here to see the numbers behind the Floreen campaign and here for the Floreen-supporting County Above Party Super PAC haul, totaling 87.5% from the real estate development industry.
Montgomery Neighbors PAC volunteers analyzed Montgomery County for Nancy Floreen campaign committee and County Above Party Super PAC (self identified as pro-Floreen) contributions. Almost 9 out of every 10 dollars contributed to these two political campaign committees come from the real estate development industry, some donating almost $50,000 dollars through LLCs, employees, and spouses. Voters should wonder if one local industry is trying to buy this election.
The two political finance committees together raised $1,368,123. Of that total, $1,197,347 comes from one industry - the real estate development industry. That's 87.5% of the total funds raised in support of Nancy Floreen's campaign that comes from one industry - land developers, financiers, builders, apartment managers, service providers, and commercial and residential real estate agents. Yes, we need good balanced real estate development in Montgomery County. But one industry should not have undue influence on any political candidate.
If elected, will Nancy Floreen owe her win to the real estate development industry? We think the dollars speak for themselves.
County Executive candidates Marc Elrich and Robin Ficker are using Montgomery County's public financing program to fund their elections and cannot accept contributions over $150 from individuals only.
Scroll down the page to find other campaign finance information and the site to look up State Board of Elections information.
Nancy Floreen conveniently changed her party affiliation and filed late in the election cycle. She side-stepped running as a candidate in the primary election which had a crowded (and excellent) Democratic field of candidates. Saying she filed too late to run using public financing is a cunning excuse for hauling in the big money from one industry entity. Under public financing, candidates are limited to receiving donations of up to $150 per donor and the maximum a candidate can collect with matching funds is $750,000. Floreen's campaign will benefit from big checks of up to $6,000 per donor. Meanwhile the "County Above Party" super PAC set up to promote her campaign can bring in unlimited amounts of money. That will buy a lot of negative TV ads and mailings designed to take down her main opponent. Let's not be fooled by this so-called "Lifelong Democrat" who sold out her party affiliation and filed late so her campaign could collect big checks.