How Good Party Works - What is a Good Party Certified Candidate?

What is a Good Party Certified Candidate?

A Good Party Certified candidate is a someone running in an election who has taken the Good Party Pledge to be:

  • Independent:

    • Good Party Certified candidates are not Republican or Democratic politicians. They are independent-minded people from across the political spectrum, dedicated to advancing the priorities of their constituents.

    • They pledge they will NOT pay membership dues or otherwise engage in fundraising for either of the two major political party committees while in office while remaining open to working with all sides to the benefit of their constituents. 

  • People-Powered:

    • Good Party Certified candidates run to serve people, not corporations, unions, political action committees or special interests. They run grass-roots campaigns that depend on being connected to and promoted by the people that they’ll be serving.

    • They pledge that the majority of their support will come from living people and individual donors, NOT from the big-money and special interests of corporations, unions, political action committees, or other non-living entities.

  • Anti-Corruption:

    • Good Party Certified candidates are committed to serving with utmost integrity, using technology to be open, transparent and responsive representatives of the people, and pursuing reforms to enable a more representative democracy .

    • They pledge to serve with the highest levels of integrity and honesty and to report and disclose to appropriate authorities (constituents, law enforcement, etc.) any attempts to unfairly influence them within 48 hours. 

    • They pledge to serve transparently and to be accountable and responsive to the people using modern tools and technology to understand the will of the people.

    • They pledge that, if elected, they will always work to champion or support anti-corruption policies that enable more competition, better choices in elections and transparency and accountability in government.

*Additionally, Good Certified candidates have to abide by the minimum standard of civility Good Party maintains the right to withdraw its Good Party Certified endorsement and remove candidates from the site if they actively engage in such conduct.

Currently Good Party Certified candidates get to use all of our services for free. If you're interested in learning more, please fill out a candidate application or email us.