The Centrist Independent Voter Political Action Committee, Inc (CIVPAC) is a non-profit corporation. The objective of CIVPAC is to promote the election of centrist candidates whether Democratic, Republican, or independents and to promote a centrist public policy agenda.
CIVPAC is registered with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) as a non-connected, “independent expenditure only” Political Action Committee, or what is commonly referred to as a “Super PAC.”
CIVPAC is free to to support or oppose the election of candidates in federal elections and freely engage in issue advocacy surrounding those elections. CIVPAC is not currently seeking donations. However, the size of donations to these kinds of organizations is not constrained by the FEC, nor are these kinds of PAC’s limited in terms of the amount of money that they can spend on the support or opposition to candidates for federal election. They are, however, prohibited from coordinating their actions with the candidates, their political parties, or their political committees. In addition, a PAC must report the name, address, occupation and name of employer to the FEC for donations in excess of $200 per calendar year. All donors must be U.S. citizens and if they are not over 18, their donations must be from their own funds.
The Board of Governors will appoint additional Board Members (up to a maximum of twenty-five) and appoint officers, including an Executive Director and a Treasurer. These officers will launch and maintain the web site, and use the web site to support the election of candidates whose views are consistent with those of CIVPAC. They will also engage in issue advocacy efforts to support the points of view presented on CIVPAC’s website. The actions of the officers of CIVPAC will be subject to the approval of the Board of Governors.
We are now in the process of recruiting additional board members. Our objective is to have a Board that reflects as broad a range of political perspectives as possible, while remaining philosophically centrist. Membership on the Board of Governors does not necessarily imply that a Board member agrees with all of the policy positions or endorsements of CIVPAC.
If you would like to be considered for the Board of Governors, please Contact Us with a brief summary of your background and your political philosophy.
Biographies of the Board of Governors (Click on the name to go to the biography)
- Michael J. Barron
- Gerald C. Berg
- Barbara Bernstein
- Bob Dohmeyer
- William Gasarch
- Clyde Kruskal
- William Stewart
The Board of Governors shall select a Chairperson, an Executive Director, and a Treasurer and such other officers as it deems appropriate.