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Fair Election Practices Campaign 2017

Click here for 2017 FEPC decisions

Click here for Press Coverage

Click here to see the list of candidates who have signed the 2017 FEPC Pledge

The Fair Election Practices Campaign was established in the 1970s to promote issue-oriented and civil campaigning among candidates for public office. All candidates have been requested to sign a pledge to that effect. The FEPC Committee was established to hear complaints from those who feel their opponent has violated the pledge.

This year, the Pledge Signing/Press Conference will be on Thursday, September 7th, at noon in the Atrium of the Monroe County Office Building. Everyone is invited to attend this event.

The League of Women Voters/Rochester Metro Area (LWV/RMA) and The Interfaith Alliance of Rochester (TIAR) select the FEPC Committee members. Two members who have been politically involved as Republicans and two as Democrats are selected. In the search for the four members of the committee, a major effort is made to select those individuals who are known for their fairness and sound judgment, and who can be relied upon to give the facts of any case their due consideration and reach conclusions based only on the evidence and not their partisan leanings.

A fifth person is selected as Chairperson who must possess a level of honesty, integrity and lack of bias that is recognized by the community at ,,large.

To maintain balance on the FEPC Committee, alternates from each party are also selected to serve in the place of a committee member who is unable to participate in any particular hearing.

The 2017 FEPC Committee members are, in alphabetical order: Jim Morris (Chair), Bob Brown, Ralph Esposito, Lois Giess and Channing Philbrick. Alternates shall be: Peter Knapp, Susan Kramarsky, Jim Peters and Sue Roberts.

LWV/RMA and TIAR look forward to a fair, issue-oriented 2017 campaign season.

Documents for the Fair Election Practices Campaign 2017

Fair Campaign Pledge 2017

FEPC Complaint Form 2017

FEPC Hearing Procedures 2017

Invitation to candidates 2017

Decisions of the Fair Elections Practice Committee 2017

The decisions and documents are PDF documents. Depending upon your browser, you may be able to read them in your browser. If not, they can be read using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the latest version.

Decision in the Pittsford Town Election
Evidence in the Pittsford Town Election Decision

Press Coverage

Mailers in Pittsford violate fair campaign pledge
Democrat and Chronicle - October 30, 2017 (online); October 31, 2017, p. A2 (print)

2017 Fair Election Practices Campaign begins
Rochester Business Journal - August 17, 2017

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