Dave Yost for Auditor
From Prosecutor Yost’s website:
Yost Announces Candidacy for Auditor of State Delaware County Prosecutor responds to GOP call to fill void on statewide ticket
(Columbus) – Delaware County Prosecutor Dave Yost today announced that he will run for the position of Auditor of State, seeking to fill a vacancy created when incumbent Auditor Mary Taylor was chosen by Republican gubernatorial candidate John Kasich to be his Lt. Governor running mate. Yost had been a candidate for Attorney General prior to his announcement.
“Business, political and grassroots leaders across this great state have called on me during the last several days to put aside my personal plans and fill a gap in our party’s ticket – to step up and bring my skills and passion for public integrity to this most important work. After much prayer, reflection and taking of counsel, I have decided to run for Auditor of State,” Yost said.
Yost previously served on Delaware City Council, as Delaware County Auditor from 1999 to 2003 and as Prosecutor since then. He vowed to use his background in identifying and prosecuting political corruption to build on Taylor’s “legacy of excellence during her term as Auditor of State.” “Dave Yost brings an ideal background to the race for this critical state office. Given the mess that Ted Strickland and the Democrats have made of Ohio’s budget and financial future, Dave’s candidacy sends yet another signal to voters that Republicans are serious about getting Ohio back on the right track,” said Ohio GOP Chairman Kevin DeWine.
Yost pledged “to ensure that every tax dollar sent to Columbus is spent for a public purpose and according to law – and I will take decisive action when it is not.”
Dave Yost is qualified for the job, and is a smart, staunchly ethical, and deeply conservative man who is in line with the type of principles espoused by John Kasich.
Those few yippie-yappie righty Ohio bloggers who are angry at him for making the switch are more frustrated with the prospect of Mike DeWine, but they should be pleased at the idea of Dave Yost in statewide office. Yost is a hard working campaigner and it is nice to see the establishment rally around him… even if their intentions aren’t ideal.
And if we are unlucky enough to have Mike DeWine serve as our next Attorney General, conservatives can sit quietly, waiting to demoralize and unload on him when he runs for Governor.
I wonder if the ORP at least promised enough money to run Yost’s music video on cable?: