Elected officials should be beholden to their constituents and principles, not their largest funders, a task which has been made nearly impossible as the price for congressional, senate and presidential seats costing upwards of tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions of dollars. Elections should be about what is best for society, and presenting data driven arguments so that voters can make the best decisions, based on the available information. In order to do this, an equal platform must be created in which campaign dark money is not allowed to influence voter decisions and habits. Currently, 78 percent of Cascadians want to reduce the influence large campaign donors wield over lawmakers — including 66 percent of Republicans and 85 percent of Democrats. Following with the will of the people - action must be taken to curb unlimited spending in local campaigns, with little or no oversight, or requirement for accurate information.