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2017ELC-01

TO:     Robert G. Montgomery 
           Judge 
           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).