Michael Stinziano Announces Run for Franklin County Auditor
Michael Stinziano announced today that he will seek the office of Franklin County Auditor. Stinziano, a Columbus Democrat, has spent years working in public service on the Columbus City Council and Ohio General Assembly.
“It’s your money, and you deserve a government that watches it as closely as you do,” said Stinziano. “Technology has changed the way we spend. But our government hasn’t kept up – and it certainly hasn’t gotten much better when it comes to spending our dollars efficiently. It’s time we start moving things forward in our government.”
Stinziano was born and raised in the University Community in Columbus. He attended The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law before serving in the Ohio General Assembly. At the Statehouse, he championed legislation that fostered small business growth to create, retain, and sustain good-paying jobs in Central Ohio.
In 2015, he was elected to the Columbus City Council where he serves as Council President Pro Tempore and Chair of the council’s Neighborhoods Committee, Technology Committee, and Public Utilities Committee. In addition, Stinziano co-chairs Age Friendly Columbus, the citywide initiative working to ensure that individuals of all ages and abilities can remain in their neighborhoods, live independently, and maintain a high quality of life.
Stinziano has spent his career finding common-sense solutions to make Franklin County a great place to live and work. He has been recognized several times as Legislator of the Year, and in 2016 was recognized by Columbus Realtors as Citizen of the Year. As County Auditor, he wants to build on his previous experience working in a bipartisan manner to protect the interests of Franklin County residents.
“I’m frustrated and concerned with what’s happening in politics here in Ohio and in America,” Stinziano said. “When I look at my children, Cooper and Riley, I think about their future and how smart, shared services will impact the type of community I want them to grow up in. We need to make real changes to move our government into the 21st century. Change starts with each of us. And change can start right here at home.”
Michael Stinziano resides in the University Community with his wife, Caroline, and their two children.