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State of Missouri

Judicial Campaigns and Elections: Missouri

Campaign Conduct

According to Canon 5 of Missouri's code of judicial conduct, judicial candidates shall not:
  • Make pledges or promises of conduct in office other than the faithful and impartial performance of the duties of the office.
  • Misrepresent their identity, qualifications, present position, or other fact.
  • Solicit or accept campaign funds in a courthouse or on courthouse grounds.
  • Solicit in person campaign funds from persons likely to appear before them as judges. However, candidates may make a written campaign solicitation for campaign funds of any person or group, including those likely to appear before them as judges.

Candidates may establish campaign committees to secure and manage campaign funds. Judges who are candidates for retention or who are running unopposed for reelection, and whose candidacy has drawn active opposition, may campaign in response.