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Elected officials should give up financial privacy

We NEED elected officials to start representing their constituents and not the special interest donors that are making them rich. When a brave citizen enlists in the military, they give up certain rights, and I believe elected officials should do the same. If running for a public office a candidate should give up the right to financial privacy. I also believe elected officials should give up their right to plead the fifth amendment. If you want to represent people, don't be a criminal. Period.
Source: 2020 Arkansas Senate campaign website DanWhitCongress.us , Jun 8, 2020

All elected officials should liquidate their portfolios

Elected officials are public servants, they are supposed work for the people, not the other way around. Legislators should not have any financial interest in the laws they vote on. I propose we require all elected officials to liquidate their portfolios upon taking office. While in office legislators will not be allowed to be shareholders during their time of public service.
Source: 2020 Arkansas Senate campaign website DanWhitCongress.us , Jun 8, 2020

Corporate spending is not speech; end Citizens United

Corporations spending unlimited amounts of money to help candidates get elected is not freedom of speech. When 86% of candidates with more campaign funds get "elected," and most of their finances are coming from huge corporations there is a problem. We can fix this issue, strengthening our democracy, by ending Citizens United.
Source: 2020 Arkansas Senate campaign website DanWhitCongress.us , Jun 8, 2020

Sued over signature requirement for ballot during pandemic

A lawsuit filed by Whitfield went to trial. Whitfield needed to gather 10,000 but only turned in 6,514. He testified that he was confident in reaching the 10,000 requirement if he'd had more time. He claims the beginning March 12 when Governor Asa Hutchinson began imposing restrictions it severely hampered his efforts and he says he put the safety of his volunteers over the gathering of signatures.
Source: KARK-TV Little Rock NBC-4 on 2020 Arkansas Senate race , Jun 2, 2020

Elected officials should give up rights to financial privacy

Campaign Finance Reform: We live in a time where there are more than 29 lobbyist per U.S. Congressman that spend 24/7 trying to get your congressman to vote a certain way. Billionaires funnel unlimited amounts of money into our political system in exchange for political favors. We NEED elected officials to start representing their constituents and not the special interest donors that are making them rich. When a brave citizen enlists in the military, they give up certain rights, and We NEED elected officials to start representing their constituents and not the special interest donors that are making them rich. When a brave citizen enlists in the military, they give up certain rights, and I believe elected officials should do the same. If running for a public office a candidate should give up the right to financial privacy. I also believe elected officials should give up their right to plead the fifth amendment. If you want to represent people, don't be a criminal. Period.
Source: 2020 Arkansas Senate campaign website DanWhitCongress.us , Nov 30, 2019

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