As the Connecticut State Election Enforcement Commissionâ€™s Director of Public Campaign Financing, Beth Rotman has been building the administrative framework required for the implementation of the State of Connecticutâ€™s new Citizensâ€™ Election Program (the â€œProgramâ€). Ms. Rotman has also been advising the Commission on legal and policy issues related to the administration of the Program. The Program provides full public financing to qualified candidates seeking election to statewide offices or the General Assembly.
Ms. Rotman is the former Deputy General Counsel of the New York City Campaign Finance Board (the â€œBoardâ€). While at the Board, Ms. Rotman advised the Boardâ€™s members, the Boardâ€™s Executive Director, and the Boardâ€™s General Counsel on legal and policy issues related to the administration of the New York City Campaign Finance Program. She also coordinated and supervised the Boardâ€™s administrative enforcement and penalty process, and implemented the Boardâ€™s enforcement and compliance mechanisms. She drafted legislation enacted in 2004 which extended the Boardâ€™s jurisdiction to the regulation of all candidates for elective office in New York City, including those who did not elect to participate in the public funding program. Additionally, she drafted litigation papers and conducted oral arguments in the Boardâ€™s litigation matters in state and federal courts.
Prior to joining the Board, Ms. Rotman clerked for two years at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and served for one year as the Derrick Bell Civil Rights Fellow at New York University School of Law. Ms. Rotman is a 1999 graduate of New York University School of Law, where she currently serves as a Board Member of the New York University School of Law Alumni Association. Ms. Rotman also serves on the Model Law Committee as a co-author of the Council on Governmental Ethics Lawsâ€™ forthcoming publication, A Model Law for Campaign Finance, Ethics and Lobbying Regulation.