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1. Regarding endorsing candidates for public office, which of the following applies to you?
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Percent
Response
Count
We do not endorse candidates for public office (skip to Q3)
61.2%153
Chamber Board of Directors makes the endorsement
18.8%47
Chamber's PAC makes the endorsement
20.0%50

2. What type of candidates do you endorse? (check all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
City Council
87.6%85
School Board
46.4%45
County Supervisors
75.3%73
State Legislature
71.1%69
Congress
30.9%30
Water/Utility Board
20.6%20
Other, Please Specify
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21.6%21

3. Does your chamber have a PAC?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
28.7%70
No (skip to Q6)
71.3%174

4. If your chamber has a PAC, what type of PAC is it?
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Percent
Response
Count
Candidates PAC
19.2%14
Issues PAC
17.8%13
Both
63.0%46

5. How much money does your PAC typically raise annually?
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6. If you  DO NOT endorse candidates for public office, what are the TOP TWO reasons why? (check only two)
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Percent
Response
Count
Would jeopardize our government funding
9.1%14
Board of Directors does not have the courage to do so
22.1%34
We think we would lose members
18.8%29
Might hurt our relationship with the city
21.4%33
Someone might get elected that we didn't endorse
14.3%22
I personally don't think my chamber should be involved in endorsing candidates
6.5%10
We are prohibited by our bylaws from being political
21.4%33
We could lose our tax exempt status
3.2%5
Other, Please Specify
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39.6%61

7. Does your chamber have a contract for services with your city and/or county government?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
53.4%132
No (skip to Q9)
46.6%115

8. If you receive funds from government, or have a contract for services, what percentage of your chamber's total income comes from these funds?
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Percent
Response
Count
Less than 5%
24.8%35
5% to 10%
22.7%32
11% to 15%
12.8%18
16% to 20%
9.9%14
21% to 25%
9.2%13
26% to 30%
5.7%8
31% to 35%
5.7%8
36% to 40%
1.4%2
41% to 45%
1.4%2
46% to 50%
1.4%2
More than 50%
5.0%7

9. Does your chamber sponsor any kind of 'candidate development' program (independent from a community leadership type program)?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
18.2%45
No
81.8%202
Additional Comment
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10.

Is there any local ballot measure that your chamber is currently following or monitoring that would impact the business community?  If yes, please explain.

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11. What is your chamber's total income?
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Percent
Response
Count
Under $250,000
20.5%51
$250,001 to $499,999
39.4%98
$500,000 to $749,999
18.1%45
$750,000 to $999,999
6.8%17
Over $1 million
15.3%38

12. How many members does your chamber have?
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Percent
Response
Count
Less than 250 members
11.0%27
250-500 members
37.4%92
501-750 members
27.6%68
751-999 members
10.6%26
Over 1000 members
13.4%33

13. Including yourself, how many fulltime (30+hrs per week) employees does the chamber have on its payroll?
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Percent
Response
Count
1
9.0%22
2
22.1%54
3
21.7%53
4
14.8%36
5
10.7%26
6
2.9%7
7
5.3%13
8
1.6%4
9
1.2%3
10
1.6%4
More than 10
9.0%22

14. Where is your chamber located?
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Percent
Response
Count
AZ,NV,UT,ID
10.8%27
CA
63.1%157
CO, WY, KS, NM, IL, TX, OK, NE, MT
10.8%27
OR, WA, HI, BC
15.3%38

15.

Name of person completing the survey.

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Name
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100.0%231
Chamber
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100.0%231

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