A judicial campaign conduct committee rebuked the winner of an Anne Arundel County judicial race this week, saying her Election Day campaign flier was misleading.
The Maryland Judicial Campaign Conduct Committee, which has no power to impose penalties for violations of its voluntary standards, cited Alison Asti of Pasadena. She was sworn in as a Circuit Court judge last month in a victory that booted recently appointed Ronald Jarashow off the bench.
The judicial campaign that pitted two appointees of Gov. Martin O'Malley against Asti, a Republican, became heated and partisan.
The flier's elements included, among other things, the black-and-yellow color scheme used by sitting judges Jarashow and Laura Kiessling in their joint campaign material. But it implied that Asti and Kiessling were running together, the committee wrote.