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96ELC-01

TO:    The Honorable Maureen O'Connor
            Prosecuting Attorney
            Summit County

You have requested an advisory opinion on the following question:

Can an elected county officer or their campaign committee, or any person acting at the direction or with the authorization of the officer or committee, solicit a campaign contribution on behalf of a political party from county employees who work for the officer?

SYLLABUS:    A county elected officer, including the prosecuting attorney, its campaign committee or any person acting at its direction or with its authorization or at the direction of or with the authorization of its campaign committee is prohibited from soliciting any contribution to a political party from any of such elected officer's employees.