Friday, December 28, 2007

Political Innovation

An article in yesterday's Courier Times highlights my plan to eliminate pay-to-play in Neshaminy. My favorite part of the article is "Administrators in most Lower Bucks school districts . . . said they neither have such a policy on campaign contributions nor plan to establish one." This means we can be the first in the area, perhaps the entire state, to set an example of how to keep politics away from our schools.

Thanks to my fellow board members for seting politics aside and allowing this idea to be considered.

You can read the complete Courier Times article here.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if its possible that maybe for some reason I mean I don't think its possible is it, that maybe attorneys could have maybe contributed to Democractic campaigns over the years or maybe even in last November's election. You better check yourself before wreck yourself

William O'Connor said...

I'm not really sure why you're being sarcastic, Anonymous. If you read the full text of my comments on this subject, you would have seen that I clearly state this issue is pervasive throughout all of politics, not just one party. I believe this measure will level the playing field for both parties, with neither side benefitting (or losing). Unfortunately this measure might be opposed by people who feel they have more to lose than the public's trust. Someone doth protest too much, but I guess that's what happens when "you're in good hands" ;-)

mpmom0662 said...

That's the difference between a parent and a politician. A parent like Mr. O'Connor wants to make things better.The other person is interested in taking a shot against a good idea and the person behind that idea. I'll bet anonymous is a political wannabe. They certainly aren't a parent or at least they don't act like one.

Stephen K said...

It's a great idea and it should be passed by the board. Don't listen to anonymous who obviously has a political agenda they are protecting. I bet they have either received or made donations.

Anonymous said...

I also think this is a great idea and should be passed before the next campaign cycle, whenever that is. I would be interested to know if any solicators contributed to Mr. O'Conner's campaign that would be eliminated from being able to do any work in the district under this policy. I don't know much about how campaigns are financed but maybe a list of donors could be posted on this blog.

William O'Connor said...

No attorney contributed to my campaign, but there were several donations made to the campaign of one of my running mates in Levittown. Although this is perfectly legal and ethical, my idea would preclude a donor from becoming a solicitor, and this would apply to both parties. All campaign donations are a matter of public record, and can be found at the County office in Doylestown.
But you already knew all this Anonymous, didn't you? As you can see, I'm perfectly happy to allow your question on the site and I responded to it. I have nothing to hide Anonymous, what about you???