The character of a person defines what deed he does. He will be dutiful when he is of a good character. However, the character itself serves as the internal motivation and it is the action of the person and the consequences of the action that are seen to impact the people. Utilitarianism is a moral theory that can be applied to this discussion. Act Utilitarianism states that the right action should be such that it should maximize the benefits to all humans (Mill, 2007). The motivation of the person who makes this decision is not considered in this context. Therefore, an elected official has to do things which benefit everybody (in this context the people whom he represents). Here the character of the person might be a motivational factor for doing good to people. However, this motivational factor is not processed in act utilitarianism. The consequences of the action of the elected person should increase the net utility value. In this context, it can be said that people should not have to know the character of the person as long as he is acting in such a way that the net utility to them is increased. The elected official is mandated to represent the people and work for them in an ethical fashion and hence the person’s character need not be a consideration.