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State of Vermont

Judicial Campaigns and Elections: Vermont

Campaign Conduct

According to Canon 5 of Vermont's code of judicial conduct, probate court candidates shall not:

  • Make pledges or promises of conduct other than the faithful and impartial performance of the duties of the office.

  • Make statements that commit or appear to commit them with respect to cases, controversies, or issues that are likely to come before the court.

  • Knowingly misrepresent the identity, qualifications, present position, or other fact concerning themselves or any other candidate.

  • Personally solicit or accept campaign contributions or personally solicit publicly stated support. However, they may establish campaign committees to solicit and accept reasonable campaign contributions, manage the expenditure of campaign funds, and obtain public statements of support.