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ELC92-3

TO : Yvonne E. Simon

You have requested an advisory opinion on the following question:

May a city council member who is economic development chairman for the city use campaign funds to pay membership dues in the city Chamber of Commerce?

SYLLABUS : Chamber of Commerce dues may be paid with campaign fund monies if the dues are a legitimate, verifiable, ordinary and necessary expense incurred in connection with the duties of the holder of a public office.