The mission of the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board is to promote the public's trust and confidence in government by ensuring the integrity of political campaigns, the ethical standards for officials and employees of the executive branch of state government, and the lawful conduct of executive branch lobbyists.
The Board enforces the statutes and rules under its jurisdiction, guided by the principles of fairness and consistency. This enforcement should not discourage individuals from being involved in the political process or state government. At all times the Board will seek to educate those individuals and entities that come under its jurisdiction concerning the requirements of Iowa law and will continue to embrace technological changes to better serve the public.
In order to accomplish its Mission, the Board will enforce the provisions of the "Campaign Disclosure-Income Tax checkoff Act" in Iowa Code chapter 68A, the "Government Ethics and Lobbying Act" in Iowa Code chapter 68B, the reporting of gifts and bequests received by agencies under Iowa Code section 8.7, and the Board's administrative rules in Chapter 351 of the Iowa Administrative Code.
*This Mission Statement serves as a guiding principle and shall not be the basis for a complaint alleging a violation of law or rule.