The CPA-PAC Board is a nonpartisan
committee responsible for the generation and distribution of funds to state
political candidates who support PICPA and the CPA profession. CPA-PAC
contributions, in concert with PICPA advocacy efforts, safeguard the
profession’s future by providing a voice in the legislative process. The CPA-PAC
is supported solely by the voluntary contributions of members of the PICPA.
To strive for and promote the improvement of government by
encouraging, stimulating, and providing an opportunity for CPAs and others to
take a more active role in political and governmental activities that affect
Pennsylvania and its citizenry.
To provide support for the election of candidates for
statewide office in the following categories: state House, state Senate,
governor, attorney general, auditor general, and state Supreme Court justices.
The CPA-PAC may also disburse funds to caucus committees, political party
committees, the Chamber PAC, Pennsylvanians for Effective Government (PEG), and
other state organizations that may support our issues.
Who Runs the CPA-PAC?
Responsibilities and activities, with the exception of
day-to-day administration, are directed by the CPA-PAC Board. Board members are
geographically disbursed and politically balanced. All board members must be
committed to analyzing candidates and promoting the CPA-PAC. Board members must
be sustaining members of the PICPA and serve without compensation.
- Develop relationships with legislators. CPA-PAC Board members throughout
the state should act as representatives of the PAC at the chapter level and
inquire about any local support given to legislators.
- Vet political candidates and determine yearly CPA-PAC contribution levels.
- Support the CPA-PAC and its annual solicitation process by conducting
outreach to firms.
- Attend fundraisers and events on behalf of the CPA-PAC.
Meetings take place two to three times annually. Additional meetings may be
held via conference call (or in person) at the call of the board chair. Action
required to be taken at a meeting may occasionally be undertaken through
telephone or electronic or writte.