TO: Robert G. Montgomery
Franklin County Probate Court
You have requested an advisory opinion on the following question:
Is it appropriate for a full-time elected Common Pleas Court Judge to pay the required biennium registrations fees, pursuant to Rule VI of the Ohio Supreme Court Rules, from their campaign account?
SYLLABUS: An expenditure to pay the filing fee required by Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Bar, Rule VI (Gov. Bar R.VI), is not an appropriate expenditure from a campaign committee fund pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §3517.13(O)(2).