About Fair Elections 

Implemented in 2019, Fair Elections is D.C.’s public election financing law designed to level the playing field and reduce the influence of special interests in D.C. government. Patrick is the first candidate to participate in Fair Elections, and will only be accepting contributions from individuals - not businesses or PACs.

Here’s how Fair Elections works:

  • You may give up to $50 to Patrick

  • All D.C. resident donors will have their contributions matched at a 5:1 rate

    • So if you give $50, your contribution will be matched with an additional $250, making your total contribution $300

  • People outside of D.C. may still give up to $50, but their contributions will not be matched