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Hatch Act - Contractor

Discussion in 'Other Governmental Matters' started by Johnmd, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Johnmd

    Johnmd Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hi all,

    Is there a law (Hatch Act?) that prohibits contractors who work with (not for) the federal government to run in local partisan elections?

    Thanks!
     
  2. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    According to Wikipedia (which I have no reason to believe is incorrect in this case), the Hatch Act "is a United States federal law whose main provision prohibits employees in the executive branch of the federal government, except the president, vice-president, and certain designated high-level officials, from engaging in some forms of political activity." If would therefore seem to be inapplicable to the situation you described.

    As for whether any other law might apply, I suggest you provide a brief explanation of the nature of the contractor's relationship to the government and the office for which he or she is running.
     

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