Dublin City Council Candidates Campaign Contribution Limits and Mandatory Campaign Finance Disclosure Reporting
Section 31.07 of the Dublin Codified Ordinances limits campaign contributions and in-kind contributions from any person, political action committee, separate segregated fund, political contribution entity, campaign committee, political party or other organization, as such terms are defined in R.C. Chapter 3517 to $150 per calendar year for candidates for Ward Council member and $250 per calendar year for candidates for at-large Council member.
Section 31.08 of the Dublin Codified Ordinances, as amended by Ordinance 04-09 and 03-12 requires candidates for City of Dublin elected offices and their campaign committees to file disclosure statements with the Office of the Clerk of Council by 4 p.m. on the Friday, 32 days before the date of an election; by 4 p.m. on the Friday, 11 days before the date of an election; and by 4 p.m., on the Friday, 38 days after the date of an election. These statements are in addition to any reports or statements that candidates must file as required by Ohio Revised Code Section 3517.10 and notwithstanding any statements or reports not required to be filed under the same chapter of the Ohio Revised Code. Each disclosure statement shall include an itemized description of every contribution or in-kind contribution received and every expenditure made since the most recent disclosure form filed by the candidate and campaign committee. Aggregate expenditures and contributions must be indicated on this form, as requested. The names and addresses of each contributor and recipient of expenditures must also be provided.