State of Washington
Ethics Advisory CommitteeOpinion 92-06
May a judicial officer solicit funds from other judicial officers to promote the bond issue campaign to construct a new juvenile justice center?
CJC Canon 7(A)(1)(c) provides in part that a judicial officer or candidate for election to judicial office should not solicit funds for or pay an assessment or make a contribution to a political organization or nonjudicial candidate. Therefore, a judicial officer may not solicit funds from other judicial officers to promote the bond issue for a new juvenile justice center.
This situation is different from the question raised in Opinion 91-22. That situation addressed solicitation by judges of other judges for a third judge's campaign. That activity is permitted by CJC Canon 7(A)(1)(c) because the prohibition against solicitation of funds does not apply to a judicial candidate.
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