“As a non-partisan, non-profit organization that advocates for the interests of the state’s farm and ranch families, Washington Farm Bureau understands the importance of electing effective, honest candidates to office. CandidateVerification is an extremely useful tool for our members to use when they evaluate candidates for endorsements from our PAC.”
"To ensure the Municipal League’s non-partisan ratings provide the most accurate information for local voters, we partnered this year with the non-profit CandidateVerification to add background checks to our candidate evaluation process."
"The King County GOP is proud to announce that we now sponsor CandidateVerification, a non-profit, bi-partisan background check and verification process for candidates seeking political office. The Municipal League of King County will ask all candidates to participate in CandidateVerification when seeking a rating. The KCGOP will participate in the same process to ensure all candidates pass a reasonable background check. Government transparency is important and must begin with the electoral process. By participating in CandidateVerification, the KCGOP commits itself to preserving transparency by ensuring voter access to information."
“The Affordable Housing Council of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties is proud to endorse CandidateVerification and make this program part of our candidate interview and endorsement process. Truth in elections should be a concern for every organization that endorses candidates for office and we hope others join us in promoting transparency from those who seek the public’s confidence.”
“The Rental Housing Association of Washington PAC is very happy to endorse CandidateVerification and encourage participation in this program as part of our candidate endorsement process. Truth in elections should be a concern for every organization and we encourage all candidates for public office to participate in CandidateVerification.”
"The Snohomish County Camano Association of Realtors PAC has voted to add candidate screening provided by CandidateVerification.org to our endorsement process by adding a line to our candidate questionnaire that specifically asks if they are they will voluntarily submit their information to CandidateVerification.org.
By asking candidates to submit to a background check at no cost to them or their campaign, we are getting the information we need to make an informed choice that would otherwise be unavailable. What makes this service so great is that it truly levels the playing field for all candidates who run for office and adds a layer of transparency that is desperately needed in our local politics because the information is provided by a reputable and unbiased source.
However, to remain truly independent and unbiased, this program can only work if they candidates themselves don’t have to pay to play. Background checks themselves are not free, so it is vital that the members of the public who benefit from this information help to back this organization financially. I believe it would make good sense for Washington REALTORS® and its affiliated local associations around the state to partner with CandidateVerification.org and ask that we consider becoming a financial contributor at a level that is appropriate for our organization."
WE BELIEVE WE VOTE is encouraging all 2015 candidates to participate in a free self-authorized background check, much like you do when you apply for a job or to volunteer at your favorite non-profit. CandidateVerification.org will make their report available on their database.