In monarchies, public officials receive special privileges as a result of their positions. By contrast, the virtue of a democracy is that leaders understand those they govern because leaders do not enjoy special privileges
A number of laws limit “perks” enjoyed by public servants. These restrict the income they make, what uses can be made of public resources and receipt of gifts and other gestures.
This article explains the scope of the law that prohibits the use of public resources to send mailings that features the name or likeness of elected officials, including a handy diagram of how the law operates.