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TO:     J. Corey Colombo, Esq.

McTigue & McGinnis LLC

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

May a political action committee (PAC) refund a contribution to a contributor?

SYLLABUS: It is not permissible for a political action committee (PAC) to refund to a contributor their identifiable campaign contributions from the remaining balance of campaign funds except as specifically allowed pursuant to R.C. §3517.102, §3517.109 and §3517.992.