Campaigning for Office

Overview

Campaigning for Office
Ethics on the Campaign Trail

Interested in resources to help you run a clean and ethical campaign? This section offers a variety of resources including campaign conduct codes, legal resources and tips for candidates.

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Codes of Campaign Conduct

A public commitment to campaign honorably can promote the right tone in campaigns. 

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Running for Re-Election?
Avoid These Possible Incumbent Trip-Ups

Incumbents running for re-election can sometimes face challenges in playing the dual role of candidate and officeholder.

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FPPC Campaign Rules

California law closely regulates various aspects of political campaigns. Visit the Fair Political Practices Commission’s website for information about:

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Prohibiting Campaign Contributions from Vendors

Some local agencies have specific prohibitions against campaign contributions from vendors, while others prohibit contributions from business entities generally. At the right are some examples.

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