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Judicial Campaigns and Elections: Maine

Campaign Conduct

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

  • Make pledges or promises of conduct in office other than the faithful and impartial performance of the duties of the office.
  • Make statements that commit or appear to commit the candidate 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 the candidate or an opponent.
  • Personally solicit or accept campaign contributions or personally solicit publicly stated support.