How do we understand the influence of political influence in our electoral democracy? “Follow the money”. Robust public oversight of campaign funding is vital to reduce the temptation for law-makers to defer to generous campaign donors (and vendors). Campaign Finance is our newest app which allows the public to closely monitor the ways in which candidates for office and Political Action Committees raise and spend money. Before beginning design and development, the Civera team embarked on a discovery process which involved surveying the campaign finance public portals in all 50 U.S. states. We found a pattern of user interface (UI) limitations across those other states, which we resolved in our solution by tapping into paradigms from the best banking and other consumer-oriented finance products.