Judicial Candidate Information
This page contains information and resources for judicial candidates, members of judicial campaign committees, and other individuals involved in judicial campaigns or interested in rules applicable to judicial campaign conduct.
Judicial Campaign Conduct and Finance Rules
Includes all provisions effective as of October 15, 2020
The U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, has effectively established an additional exception to the general prohibition against the solicitation of campaign contributions by judicial candidates. See Rule 4.4(A), Code of Judicial Conduct, and AFSCME v. Brunner, et. al., 912 F.Supp. 556 (S.D. Ohio 2012) (Rule 4.4(A) is unconstitutional as applied to judicial candidates who personally solicit campaign contributions from immediate family members).
Contribution Limits for Judicial Candidates
(for candidates running for judicial office in 2021 and thereafter)
Statutory Requirements for Newly Elected or Appointed Judges
Oaths, Bonds and Required Documentation
Ohio Board of Professional Conduct
65 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3431
Questions re: Canon 4
(campaign conduct and fundraising):
Questions re: Ohio Elections Laws (campaign finance reporting and disclaimers):