People for the American Way Endorses Stinziano for Auditor

People for the American Way endorses Stinziano for Auditor

COLUMBUS, Ohio – People for the American Way’s Next Up Victory Fund, the political arm of a  national progressive advocacy organization that was founded in 1981 to defend constitutional values, has endorsed City Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano’s election to Franklin County Auditor.

The group, founded by film producer Norman Lear, congresswoman Barbara Lear and other leaders, promotes civic participation and is dedicated to values like the freedom of speech and religion.

“Michael is an experienced public servant with a record of championing public education, immigrant rights, and voter’s rights,” said PFAW Political Director Lizet Ocampo. “We are proud to support his campaign to bring accountability and experience to the office of Franklin County Auditor.”

PFAW’s Next Up Victory Fund endorsement adds to a growing list of publications, leaders and community organizations who support Stinziano’s bid for Auditor, including Congresswoman Joyce Beatty and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown.

“I am honored to have the support of People for the American Way. Their dedication to the constitutional values that we all hold dear is what makes our country great.”

“As Franklin County Auditor I will uphold those values as I work to make our community the best place to live and work for our residents.”

Stinziano has worked hard to find common-sense solutions that make Franklin County a great place to work and live. He has been recognized numerous times as Legislator of the Year, and in 2016 was named Citizen of the Year by Columbus Realtors.

He serves as Chair of Council’s Neighborhoods Committee, Technology Committee, and Public Utilities Committee and co-chairs Age-Friendly Columbus, the award-winning citywide initiative working to ensure that people of all ages and abilities can remain in their homes, live independently and maintain a high quality of life.

As County Auditor, he wants to build on his experiences by working in a bipartisan manner to bring the office into the 21stcentury with excellent constituent services and fiscal prudence.

PFAW’s Next Up Victory Fund endorsement is the latest of a rapidly expanding list of publications, community leaders and groups that have endorsed Stinziano for Auditor, including: the Columbus African American News Journal, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, Columbus Fire Fighters Union Local #67, Sheet Metal Workers Local #24 (SMART #24), the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association- AFSCME Local 11, AFSCME Local 8 & Retiree Chapter 1184, Franklin County Adelante Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of Central Ohio, and Franklin County Young Democrats.

Stinziano resides in the University Community with his wife, Caroline, their two children, Cooper and Riley, and their two rescue pugs, Wrigley and Fenway.

For more news about Council President Pro Tem Stinziano’s campaign for Franklin County Auditor, please visit or “Like” his page on Facebook and follow his campaign on Twitter @Stinziano.

2018-10-16T23:48:37+00:00 October 16th, 2018|