Carney Announces Run For State Auditor< < Back to
State Representative John Patrick Carney announced his run for State Auditor Tuesday in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the International Association of Firefighters Local 67 in Columbus.
"I'm here today because I've grown increasingly concerned that the average, working taxpayer in Ohio is being forgotten," Carney said.
Ohio House Minority Leader Tracy Maxwell Heard introduced Carney and described him as "thoughtful, someone who works tirelessly in a bipartisan manner."
Carney, a Cleveland native and graduate of The Ohio State University, has served as a state representative for Ohio's 22nd District since 2008.
The 37 year-old democrat cited a lack of transparency in tax dollar spending he has seen as a reason why he chose to run for auditor.
"There are major issues facing the state that simply must be addressed," Carney said, “The public trusts us with the task of using your money to create the best-paying jobs for the most Ohioans. Unfortunately, these same elected leaders voted to hide how the taxpayer money is being spent, leaving you in the dark about whether any of this money for economic development is actually creating jobs."
Carney will be running against incumbent state auditor, Republican Dave Yost.