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TO:    Cheryl Subler
           Research Associate
           County Commissioners' Association of Ohio

You have requested an advisory opinion on the following question.

(W)hether county commissioners can use campaign funds or county general revenue fund moneys to pay the $25 filing fee for the disclosure statement required by the Ohio Ethics Commission as provided in Ohio Revised Code Section 102.02?

SYLLABUS. An expenditure to pay the filing fee required by R.C. 102.02(E)(2)is an appropriate expenditure from a campaign committee fund pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3517.13(O)(2).