Mission and Goals
The mission of the Office of Campaign Finance (OCF) is to
preserve the public confidence in the integrity of the District of Columbia Government. OCF administers and
enforces the District of Columbia laws pertaining to campaign finance operations, lobbying activities, conflict of
interest matters, the ethical conduct of public officials, and constituent service and statehood fund programs.
The mission of the Office of Campaign Finance is found in the District of Columbia Campaign Finance Reform
and Conflict of Interest Act of 1974, as amended (the "Campaign Finance Act"), DC Code, Sections 1-1101.01 et seq.,
the statute which created the Agency. The Office of Campaign Finance is established within the DC Board of Elections and
Ethics. The Agency plays a vital role in ensuring the integrity of the electoral process and government service by regulating
the conduct of political campaigns and those government officials who are elected and appointed to public office.
The OCF is organized into three major divisions, which operate under the direction of the Office of the Director:
the Public Information and Record Management Division, the Reports Analysis and Audit Division, and the Office of the General Counsel.
Each component is organized to support, service, and develop an effective financial reporting and disclosure program for the District of Columbia.
Enacted by Congress on August 14, 1974, the DC Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest
Act of 1974, as amended, 88 Stat. 447, Public Law 93-376 (the "Campaign Finance Act"), provides the OCF as a means to monitor and enforce
the campaign finance and financial disclosures of candidates, political committees, public officials, and lobbyists in the District of Columbia.
The primary goal of this legislation is to require that complete and full disclosures are made by local candidates seeking election, lobbyists,
public officials, treasurers of political committees, citizen-service programs, and statehood fund programs. Various provisions of the Campaign
Finance Act are clarified by regulations promulgated by the Office of Campaign Finance with the approval of the District of Columbia Board of
Elections and Ethics. The regulations of the Office of Campaign Finance may be found in Chapters 30 - 37 of Title III, Elections and Ethics, of
the DC Municipal Regulations.