DowPAC Guidelines for Contributions


DowPAC, also known as the Dow Inc. Political Action Committee, is a voluntary group of concerned employees and retirees, who through personal contributions to DowPAC, support state and federal candidates in the U.S. Established by Dow in 1978, DowPAC has provided a legal and ethical way for employees and retirees to contribute to worthy candidates. DowPAC is a separate segregated fund that complies with the Federal Election Campaign Act, as amended, and all state and federal election laws and regulations.

Every dollar contributed to DowPAC goes directly to supporting candidates. DowPAC is independent of any political party, candidate or organization, except that Dow defrays all costs and expenses, as allowed by law, associated with operating DowPAC.


Membership in DowPAC is voluntary and encouraged broadly among eligible employees of Dow. U.S. federal ...nclude a Treasurer, PAC Legal counsel, representatives of the Federal/State government affairs function, Political Affairs Director, and Government Affairs representatives from Dow's major facilities.


The DowPAC NST evaluates candidates on a bipartisan basis, based on some or all of the following criteria:

  • Dow presence in district or state
  • Voting record on Dow issues
  • Key committee assignments
  • Key committee leadership position
  • Congressional/state party leadership position
  • Potential for election success
  • History of DowPAC support
  • Knowledge of Dow issues
  • Other (e.g., extraordinary constituent service)

Every DowPAC contribution is reported to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), and those reports are made public on the FEC website.

View DowPAC's contributions.

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