March 16, 1992
Digest: A judge, even when formerly a candidate for office, may not personally sell tickets to a political victory celebration.
Rule: 22 NYCRR §§100.2; 100.7(e).
A judge has been asked to personally sell tickets to a political victory celebration. The party is scheduled to be held within nine months of the election in which the judge is an announced candidate for judicial office.
A judge should never personally sell tickets to a political function as it creates an impermissible appearance of impropriety, regardless of when the sale takes place, and whether or not the judge is a candidate.