Know the truth about your candidates

The candidates listed below have shared their Peopletrail background check publicly on our site. This is simply a matter of disclosure and does not reflect any vetting or judgment. That is left up to you, as a voter.

Once elected, it is VERY difficult to remove a person from office.

Details about the report

It’s important to understand a few terms in the report.

  1. Phone numbers have been redacted by TIP.
  1. In the Identity Development section: “RECORDS FOUND” simply means those records were found in the search.
  1. In the Investigative section: “REPORTABLE RECORDS FOUND” means that some records of note were located and “NO REPORTABLE RECORDS FOUND” means that no records of note were found.

I couldn’t wait to sign up.

“I cannot imagine a world where we are not doing background checks for elected officials. As soon as I found out that I had the chance to disclose an accurate, verified, government-compliant background check on the Transparency In Politics site, I couldn’t wait to sign up.”
Bonnie Lambert
Certified Candidate for Hillsborough County School Board

It is more important that a candidate is willing to disclose than what is actually revealed in the background check.

If a candidate is not listed,
reach out to them and ask why.

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Tell them you want more transparency with our background checks through Transparency In Politics Certification. has a way for you to contact your elected officials by entering your own address.

Dear [name of elected official],
My name is [your name] and I live in [City / State]. I had to have a background check. I was shocked to learn that this is not a requirement for political candidates. I urge you to be transparent about your history and qualifications by ordering the Transparency In Politics/Peopletrail Background check and sharing it publicly on the Transparency In Politics website.
Please check out the website, order your background check and share it with the public. The process only takes a few steps to complete and demonstrates to voters that you care about trust and integrity.
Be strategic and don’t let someone else tell your story – visit the Transparency in Politics LLC website to complete the background check.
I appreciate your time and dedication to integrity. We deserve to know who you really are. We as voters look forward to seeing your background check posted on the Transparency in Politics website.
Thank you for considering my request.
[your name]