Code of Ethics
Delaware County Team Democrat Political Action Committee
The Delaware County Team Democrat Political Action Committee supports political candidates and policies that promote political integrity, civil behavior, competency and accountability in government, and transparency in all political actions. Specifically, the Team Democrat Political Action Committee and its endorsed candidates support:
I. Political integrity that places the interests of the community above self and that of the political party.
A. Public office holders and appointees will recuse themselves from voting on any policy or issue in which they hold a conflict of interest.
B. Public office holders and appointees will represent all constituents without regard to political affiliation.
C. Employment and appointments will be made on the basis of merit as defined by education, training and experience.
D. Endorsed candidates pledge not to hire immediate family members in any department or agency under their direct authority nor encourage other government officials to hire immediate family members.
II. Behavior between political and community factions will be civil in tone and respectful.
A. Government officials will conduct public meetings using respectful language.
B. Political leaders and elected officials will not use intimidation or threats in their political interactions with other political leaders, office holders, or the public.
III. All members of the Team Democrat Political Action Committee and the candidates it supports are accountable to the PAC and the public they serve.
A. All meetings of councils, commissions, and public office holders will be recorded and disseminated as required by their governing statutes.
B. All meetings of the PAC will be recorded and disseminated as required by the PAC Bylaws.
C. All PAC members are welcome to participate at any and all PAC meetings.
D. All elected office holders are encouraged to be accountable and accessible to their constituents, responsive to their concerns and issues, and responsible in their representation.
IV. The Team Democrat Political Action Committee will only endorse candidates and office holders subscribing to this Code of Ethics.
Revised: September 1, 2011 by the Bylaws Committee
Presented: September 10, 2011 to members by the Bylaws Committee
Amended by members in open forum: September 10, 2011
Adopted by the membership: September 10, 2011