The Road to Victory
Clean Elections Shapes 2002
An Executive Summary Report
by The Clean Elections Institute
This report is available online at www.azclean.org
The Clean Elections Institute, Inc.
2001 N. 3rd St., #210
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Mission of the Clean Elections Institute
The Clean Elections Institute
encourages participation in the electoral process
and seeks to build confidence in democratic institutions.
The Clean Elections Institute is a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to
promoting, enhancing and defending Arizona’s unique Clean Elections law passed by
the voters in 1998. The Clean Elections Institute is privately financed and operates
solely on the charitable donations of foundations and individuals.
The Institute wishes to thank its generous donors and supporters, specifically the
foundations dedicated to the mission of the Clean Elections Institute.
Arizona Social Change Fund
Deer Creek Foundation
Northeast Action Implementation Project
Open Society Institute
Stern Family Fund
C O N T E N T S
Increases Competition and Voter Choice
Candidates Receive Adequate Resources
Reduces Special Interest Influence;
Increases Voter Participation
Positive Changes Will Protect the Future
Arizona’s Clean Elections system celebrated a clear victory in 2002 electing the first
ever publicly financed governor in addition to 38 other clean candidates. Seven of nine
(78%) statewide officers were elected as Clean Elections candidates usi