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TO: The Honorable Michael G. Verich, 59th District, House of Representatives :

You have requested an opinion on the following question:

May a state representative pay a secretary from his or her campaign funds for services including, but not limited to, answering constituent inquiries and scheduling meetings and functions related to the representatives campaign and the duties of his or her public office?

Syllabus : A state representative may pay an individual, other than him or herself, from campaign funds for secretarial services legitimately related to the representative’s campaign and/or his or her duties as a state representative.