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TO:    Amy Grubbe
          Erie County Democratic Party

You have requested an advisory opinion on a question concerning Ohio campaign finance law. The essential question posed to the Commission is as follows:

May the use of the Restricted Funds [the Ohio Political Party Fund] for the payment of a website design\setup\hosting\name and any other fees\charges that may be incurred be considered a reasonable and proper expenditure?

SYLLABUS: The use of the Ohio Political Party Fund for the payment by the party for website design\setup\hosting\name expenditure and any other reasonably related fees\charges that may be incurred for the work on the website is considered a reasonable and proper expenditure from the Fund.