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Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano Announces Run for County Auditor

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Michael Stinziano, recently voted as President Pro Tempore of Columbus City Council, has announced a run for Franklin County Auditor. Stinziano has served on council for the last two years.

“I’m running for Auditor because I want to move our government forward,” Stinziano said in a released statement. “We’re not taking advantage of technology that could speed processes up and spend our tax dollars more efficiently.”

Stinziano started his council term in 2016, and currently serves as Char of council’s Public Utilities Committee, Judiciary & Court Administration Committee, and Technology Committee, as well as council’s Development, Public Safety, Veterans’ Affairs, Public Service and Transportation, Housing, and Zoning Committees.

Stinziano also co-chairs Age Friendly Columbus, a city-wide effort started last year to improve the quality and functions of neighborhood resources to be accessible for residents of all ages.

Prior to serving on council, Stinziano was at the Ohio House of Representative from 2011 to 2016.

Stinziano will run against incumbent Clarence Mingo, who, after dropping out of the race for Ohio Treasurer last year, said he’d be running for reelection as county auditor. Mingo, who was appointed as auditor in 2009, was subsequently voted in by constituents to serve two four-year terms.

The primary for the 2018 election is on May 2.

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