State of Washington
Ethics Advisory CommitteeOpinion 89-17
May a judge attend an event sponsored by the State Senate Democratic Caucus, the purpose of which is to raise money in support of party candidates to the State Senate, where the judge received a complimentary invitation as a former member of the State Senate Democratic Caucus?
The Committee recognizes that CJC Canon 7(A) allows judges to attend political gatherings and to speak on their own behalf or on behalf of another candidate for judicial office; however, because the purpose of this event is to raise money in support of party candidates, it would not be proper for a judge to attend this event. Even though the judge would not be contributing money, the judge's attendance could give the appearance that the judge has made a contribution to a nonjudicial candidate.
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