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2005 Illinois Attorney General Reports and Opinions 1 (2005)

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January 12, 2005

FILE NO. 05-001

Executive Ethics Commissioners
and Employees - Restrictions
on Political Activities


Mr. Scott Turow, Chair
Illinois Executive Ethics Commission
c/o Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal
8000 Sears Tower
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Dear Mr.

have your letter inqu        e interpretation and constitutionality of
subsection 20-    of    S  e Officials and Employees Ethics Act (the Ethics Act) (5 ILCS
430/20-5(f)(4) (West 2003 Supp.)). This subsection provides that neither commissioners nor
employees of the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission may actively participate in any
campaign for any elective office. You have specifically asked whether subsection 20-5(f)(4)
prohibits a commissioner from making a campaign contribution to a candidate for elective office

500 South Second Street, Springfield, Illinois 62706 * (217) 782-1090 * TTY (217) 785-2771 * Fax: (217) 782-7046
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