Akron Beacon Urinal Endorses Dave Yost for Auditor
From their editorial today:
The two Republicans have crisscrossed the state, Yost backed by the state Republican Party and Morgan touting endorsements from Ohio Tea Party and several large county party organizations, among them Cuyahoga and Summit. Both candidates are energetic campaigners who share a similar vision of using the ”bully pulpit” of the office to bring greater efficiency to local government and greater fiscal responsibility to state government.
We recommend the election of David Yost in the May 4 Republican primary.
Decisive in this race is experience in public office. Yost, the Delaware County auditor from 1999 to 2003 before moving to the prosecutor’s office, is a seasoned public administrator. Morgan, like Taylor, is a certified public accountant. His business provides consulting and financial help to small- and medium-sized companies. That said, his resume is limited, in the public and private sectors. The former Huber Heights councilman is in his first term in the House.
As it is, state auditors don’t themselves audit. What matters are leadership and administrative skills. Yost has spent more than a decade effectively running county-level offices in one of the state’s fastest-growing counties. More, his legal work in the public sector is especially valuable, bringing him in contact with many units of government, exactly the entities the auditor’s office examines.