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ELC89-3

TO: George J. Tablack, Auditor, Mahoning County

    You have requested an opinion on the following question:     

Is it an alIowable expenditure of campaign committee funds to purchase furniture for the county auditor's office which would be donated to Mahoning County with title permanently gained by the county?

SYLLABUS : Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code section 3517.13(0), campaign funds may be used to pay for furniture for the office of a public officeholder, so long as such expenditures serve a purpose related to performance of the duties of the officeholder and such expenditures are reasonable in cost and form.