The BBB Asks Candidates For Campaign Ethics!

October 21, 2010
The BBB Fair Campaign Practices Pledge

There are basic principles of decency, honesty and fair play, which every candidate for public office in the United States has a moral obligation to observe and uphold.  The goal should be that – after vigorously contested, but fairly conducted campaigns – our citizens may exercise their constitutional right to free and trustworthy choice and the will of the people may be fully and clearly expressed on the issues before the country.
●I shall conduct my campaign in the best American tradition, discussing the issues as I see them, presenting my record and policies with sincerity and frankness, and criticizing without fear or favor the record and polices of my opponent and his party which merit criticism.
●I shall defend and uphold the right of every qualified American voter to full and equal participation in the electoral process.
●I shall condemn the use of personal vilification, character defamation, whispering campaigns, libel, slander, or scurrilous attacks on any candidate or his personal or family life.
●I shall condemn the use of campaign material of any sort that misrepresents, distorts, or otherwise falsifies the facts regarding any candidate, as well as the use of malicious or unfounded accusations against any candidate that aim to create or exploit doubts, without justification, as to his loyalty and patriotism.
●I shall condemn any appeal to prejudice based on race, creed, or national origin.
●I shall condemn any dishonest or unethical practice that tends to corrupt or undermine our American system of free elections or that hampers or prevents the full and free expression of the will of the voters.
●I shall immediately and publicly repudiated support deriving from any individual or group that resorts, on my behalf of my candidacy or in opposition to that of my opponent, to the methods and tactics that I condemn.

I, the undersigned candidate for election to public office in the United States of America, hereby endorse, subscribe to, and solemnly pledge myself to conduct my campaign in accordance with the above principles and practices, so help me God.

The Following Candidates Have Signed The BBB Pledge:
U.S. Senate

Arthur T. Sullivan

U.S. Representative 6th District
Richard E. Cadle

U.S. Representative 17th District
Timothy J. Ryan

David L. Sargent

Attorney General
Richard Cordray
Robert Owens

Secretary of State
Charles R. Earl

Treasurer of State
Matthew P. Cantrell

Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
Maureen O’Connor

Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
Mary Jane Trapp

State Senate 33rd District
Matthew Merritt Lewis

State Representative 7th District
Craig Newbold

State Representative 61st District
Michael Foit

State Representative 65th District
Geno Capone
Werner Lange

Columbiana County Auditor
Nancy Gause Milliken

Columbiana County Commissioner
Michael Halleck

Columbiana Court of Common Pleas
Melissa Byers-Emmerling

Mahoning Count Court of Common Pleas
Theresa Dellick

Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas
James Evans

Trumbull County Auditor
Adrian S. Biviano

Trumbull County Commissioner
Mark Allen

Court of Appeals 11th District
Eugene A. Lucci
Thomas Wright