Financial Disclosure

The 2017 Financial Disclosure Statement (FDS) to be filed in 2018 may not be filed prior to January 1, 2018.  All members and designated employees of the Ohio General Assembly, candidates for the Ohio General Assembly, and designated employees of the state’s legislative agencies annually file a FDS with JLEC.  A FDS requires filers to disclose information regarding their personal finances and fiduciary relationships for the previous year.  Financial disclosure statements assist members, employees, and the public to identify and avoid potential conflicts of interest.

Benefits of Electronic Filing

Electronic filing reduces errors, makes the completion of your future filings much easier, and provides:

  • Assurance that you have completed all necessary sections.
  • Immediate receipt showing that your statement is filed.
  • Print, view, or save a time-stamped copy of your completed statement.
  • In subsequent years, your financial disclosure statement is pre-populated with information from the immediately prior year’s electronic statement. You will only need to update your statement before filing.
  • Payment of filing fees can be made via credit card.

The financial disclosure requirement is separate from a candidate’s requirement to file campaign finance reports. Questions regarding campaign finance should be directed to the Ohio Secretary of State.  Filed campaign finance reports may be searched through the Secretary of State’s website: here.

Local, county or state public officials and employees who were not a member or employee of the General Assembly during the preceding calendar year and who are not currently candidates for the General Assembly may file a FDS with the Ohio Ethics Commission.

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