Having accepted nomination from Independent and from Green-Rainbow voters to be placed on the ballot, and having filed certified nomination signatures and other necessary paperwork with the Secretary of the Commonwealth, I choose to make public my federal and state tax returns from 2011. Local media or voters in the 4th Berkshire District may make a request to my campaign treasurer, Jeff Turner, at email@example.com.
My opponent in 2010 scoffed at the 'political green-ness' of tax transparency, but I stand by my 2010 statement on the practice of releasing tax returns.
While the tax disclosure is voluntary, all candidates are required to file a Statement of Financial Interest (SFI), which provides a summary of investments, assets, and debts that are personally associated with a candidate. The SFI is filed with and may be obtained by anyone for any candidate from the State Ethics Commission.
This form to request a copy of a candidate's SFI was provided to me by the State Ethics Commission, with these instructions:
The process for requesting an SFI is as follows:
A written request is necessary and a copy of a valid government issued picture identification and one dollar per copy for paper filings. We are obligated by law to notify the filer when someone requests their SFI. Instructions on how to request an SFI are also on our website. I've attached the link .
The commission's web site provides contact information for further research.