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TO:    Hon. Judge Bill Spicer
          Summit County Court of Common Pleas
          Probate Division

You have requested an advisory opinion on the following issue:

Can a retiring candidate's campaign account be used to pay for  a portrait of the candidate to be placed along with all of the other prior office holders' portraits by using a portion of the remaining funds in the candidate's campaign committee account at the conclusion of the candidate's term of office?

SYLLABUS :    The remaining funds in a candidate's campaign account may be used to pay for a portrait of the candidate at his                             retirement to be place along with other portraits of prior holders of the office.