Subject: File No. 4-637
From: Randy K. Rannow

May 9, 2013

Dear members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:
As a citizen and scientist, I am extremely frustrated by the influence of money in elections. The money takes us away from the foundation of this country, a free and open society. Therefore, I believe it is prudent for the SEC to issue a rule requiring publicly traded corporations to mandate public disclose all their political spending. Furthermore, publicly traded companies should be mandated to have binding shareholder votes on compensation for all corporate executives, including incentives.
Both shareholders and the public must be fully informed as to how much corporation spend on politics. Disclosures should be posted promptly on the SEC's web site and binding sharehold votes must be required immediately.
Randy k Rannow
randy k rannow
reno, NV