Ohio Ethics Commission Information
The Ohio Ethics law requires certain elected officials, candidates for elected offices, public employees, and appointees to public positions to annually file a financial disclosure statement with the Ohio Ethics Commission. A financial disclosure statement requires a filer to disclose information regarding their personal financial interests and fiduciary relationships for the preceding calendar year.
Filing a financial disclosure statement is part of the responsibility of choosing to hold or run for public office or employment. The purpose of filing a financial disclosure statement is to increase confidence in government and openness by: (1) Assisting public servants in identifying potential conflicts of interest; and (2) Allowing citizens to become aware of the financial interests of the officials and employees who serve them.
The General Assembly has included financial disclosure as a key component of the Ethics Law since it was enacted in 1974.
- Ohio Ethics Commission – Financial Disclosure Deadlines and Information
List of Useful Links
- Ohio Ethics Commission www.ethics.ohio.gov
(Statewide, county, and city candidates, as well as candidates for a board of education)
- Joint Legislative Ethics Committee www.jlec-olig.state.oh.us
(Candidates for the Ohio House of Representatives or the Ohio Senate)
- Ohio Supreme Court – Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline
(Judges, judicial candidates, and magistrates)
- U.S. House of Representatives – Office of the Clerk www.clerk.house.gov/public_disc/financial.aspx
(Members and candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives)
- U. S. Senate www.ethics.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/financialdisclosure?p=overview
(Members and candidates for the U.S. Senate)
- Federal Election Commission www.fec.gov
(Candidates for U.S. President and Vice-President)