Nan Whaley is currently the Mayor of Dayton. She threw her hat in early to run for Governor of Ohio in 2018, but despite chiding Rich Cordray for quitting as head of the CFPB, she later dropped out and backed him.
She has never had a non-government job since college, and believes that her unopposed run for mayor was because she’s doing such a great job (nothing to do with the half million she spent in her election to the office).
2011 Annual Campaign Finance Report
Starting Balance- $12,086.22
Total Contributions- $10,725.00
Total Monetary Expenditures- $2,712.72
Ending Balance- $20,098.50
2012 Semi-Annual Campaign Finance Report
Starting Balance- $20,098.50
Total Contributions- $33,050.00
Total Monetary Expenditures- $2,398.26
Ending Balance- $50,750.24
2012 Annual Campaign Finance Report
Starting Balance- $50,750.24
Total Contributions- $32,928.20
Total Monetary Expenditures- $11,869.98
Ending Balance- $71,845.12
2013 Pre-Primary Campaign Finance Report
Starting Balance- $71,845.12
Total Contributions- $106,506.06
Total Monetary Expenditures- $72,879.50
Ending Balance- $105, 528.04
2013 Post-Primary Campaign Finance Report
Starting Balance- $105,528.04
Total Contributions- $28,483.50
Total Monetary Expenditures- $130,739.97
Ending Balance- $3,278.14
2013 Pre-General Campaign Finance Report
Starting Balance- $3,278.14
Total Contributions- $170,456.00
Total Monetary Expenditures- $60,616.96
Ending Balance- $113,124.96
2013 Post-General Campaign Finance Report
Starting Balance- $113,124.96
Total Contributions- $26,599.00
Total Monetary Expenditures- $135,550.29
Ending Balance- $4,180.74
2014 Semi-Annual Campaign Finance Report
Starting Balance- $4,180.74
Total Contributions- $17,605.00
Total Monetary Expenditures- $14,652.81
Ending Balance- $7,202.20
2014 Annual Campaign Finance Report
Starting Balance- $7,202.20
Total Contributions- $22,336.00
Total Monetary Expenditures- $12,937.76
Ending Balance- $16,604.74
2015 Semi-Annual Campaign Finance Report
Starting Balance- $16,604.74
Total Contributions- $22,125.00
Total Monetary Expenditures- $12,512.64
Ending Balance- $26,238.91
2015 Annual Campaign Finance Report
Starting Balance- $26,238.91
Total Contributions- $81,508.41
Total Monetary Expenditures- $43,159.23
Ending Balance- $64,604.37
2016 Semi-Annual Campaign Finance Report
Starting Balance- $64,604.37
Total Contributions- $114,764.17
Total Monetary Expenditures- $38,014.28
Ending Balance- $141,431.61
2016 Annual Campaign Finance Report
Starting Balance- $141,431.61
Total Contributions- $45,120.00
Total Monetary Expenditures- $38,976.83
Ending Balance- $147,844.03
2017 Semi-Annual Campaign Finance Report
Starting Balance- $147,844.03
Total Contributions- $455,131.81
Total Monetary Expenditures- $213,279.53
Ending Balance- $394,662.80
2017 Pre-General Campaign Finance Report
Starting Balance- $395,082.80
Total Contributions- $113,012.81
Total Monetary Expenditures- $137,754.76
Ending Balance- $370,713.34
2017 Post-General Campaign Finance Report
Starting Balance- $370,713.34
Total Contributions- $36,014.36
Total Monetary Expenditures- $116,788.23
Ending Balance- $290,187.14
2017 Annual Campaign Finance Report- MISSING
2018 Semi-Annual Campaign Finance Report
Starting Balance- $295,819.14
Total Contributions- $68,283.55
Total Monetary Expenditures- $169,612.49
Ending Balance- $195,825.29
2018 Annual Campaign Finance Report
Starting Balance- $195,825.29
Total Contributions- $22,066.11
Total Monetary Expenditures- $61,456.47
Ending Balance- $157,371 .72
Last updated 6 May 2019
The Federal office seekers have to report to the Federal Elections Commission how much money they raised and where they spent it. The site is so bad that a private organization restructured the data to create www.opensecrets.org. The State has an electronic filing requirement as well, and has a site too, some of which repeats the same functionality of the bad FEC site only for state wide offices. On the local level- it’s just a bad collection of PDF’s of scanned documents- some handwritten.
In today’s day of Google and structured data, isn’t it crazy that this information isn’t easily available, in real time for every candidate?
Well, we believe not only that real time reporting could be done, but should be done. Since Citizens United created an imbalance with “corporations are people too” and political campaigns and committees can almost raise money at will, we thought that a system to manage campaign finance is long overdue, because, well as with all things involving data and computers garbage in is garbage out.
We’ve documented how the FEC databases is polluted with bad donor data- ie. the same person is in the database multiple ways- Steve, Stephen, Steven, working for three different companies (all the same). We propose that any political donor has to register as such- complete down to their social security number or Federal Employee Identification number in the case of Corporations or businesses.
From that ID- they can donate to any candidate, using ACH or cc, to each candidate, party or PAC. The money is made instantly available to the campaign, which is given a debit card to use for all expenses, and an open checking account for all other purchases. Cash donations, fundraisers, all would be required to be reported in real time via a mobile app, complete with a photo of a drivers license to accept cash- just like you need a photo ID to vote.
Voila- instant, actual accounting and open transparent elections. Also, candidates would no longer have to go through all the rigamarole of setting up a bank account, a EIN and the like- as well as online CC processing etc- which is a barrier to entry. One system, nationwide.
We don’t expect to build the donation engine, but we do plan on digitizing all the campaign finance records in Montgomery County into a true, clear reporting system for all elected officials, tax levies and the like, so you can see how much all these elected officials cost in ADDITION to their taxpayer funded paychecks they cost us. We call it the Election Tax. We also call them, the best politicians money can buy.
See our list of campaign finance reports, organized by candidate, PAC or Party here: campaign finance reports for Montgomery County Ohio
On the side of the cereal box is a label, it lists all the ingredients and the nutritional value. It’s required by law. When you buy a new car, there is a specified sticker, telling you all the features, gas mileage and the price- again, required by law.
When you go to vote- you have to rely on :30 second tv commercials, yard signs and voter slate cards for the most part- and maybe a poorly run candidates night. Does that seem right?
Reconstructing Dayton wants to build a “Truth in Government” system that tells you the true costs and “nutritional value” of all the things you vote for- from political office to tax levy- and have it localized to YOU. That’s right- type in your address, and find out all the people that represent you, the taxes you are expected to pay to support them, and the expiration dates of levies, and how your valuation affects you. It will also tell you when the next vote is for that office or levy, how to run, and deadlines.
Now, that sounds like a massive undertaking doesn’t it? It is. What makes it even more massive is the insane number of jurisdictions, boundaries, taxation structures that Montgomery County has allowed to thrive in this hot-mess of cities, townships, villages and banana republics. There are parts of Dayton that are in Huber Heights Schools, there are townships that span multiple counties, there are townships where they only make “the little people” pay an income tax- despite the fact that townships can’t charge an income tax.
All of this, needs clarification if we ever want to get our moneys worth out of our tax dollars. And Reconstructing Dayton, unfortunately, will need some of your money to build this system. It’s one of our primary initiatives in our plan and will help make voting in Montgomery County a well informed decision, right down to your total tax bill if you vote for a new levy or assessment.