Advisory Opinion Requests

The Texas Ethics Commission has been asked to consider whether an associate judge may use in political advertising and campaign communications in connection with the associate judge's candidacy for district judge: 1) the title "associate judge" and 2) photographs depicting the associate judge in a judicial robe, sitting on the bench over which the associate judge currently presides.(AOR-623)

The Texas Ethics Commission is authorized by §571.091 of the Government Code to issue advisory opinions in regard to the following statutes: (1) Chapter 572, Government Code; (2) Chapter 302, Government Code; (3) Chapter 303, Government Code; (4) Chapter 305, Government Code; (5) Chapter 2004, Government Code; (6) Title 15, Election Code; (7) Chapter 159, Local Government Code; (8) Chapter 36, Penal Code; (9) Chapter 39, Penal Code; (10) §2152.064, Government Code; and (11) §2155.003, Government Code.

Questions on particular submissions should be addressed to the Texas Ethics Commission, P.O. Box 12070, Capitol Station, Austin, Texas 78711-2070, (512) 463-5800.


Seana Willing

Executive Director

Texas Ethics Commission

Filed: November 1, 2017