Many Groups, Publications and Community Leaders Endorse Stinziano for Auditor

Nov. 1, 2018

Many Groups, Publications and Community Leaders Endorse Stinziano for Auditor

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With less than a week to go until the election, a large and diverse number of groups, publications and community leaders from across central Ohio have endorsed City Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano’s election to Franklin County Auditor.

The endorsements come from some of the most respected leaders and community groups in Franklin County, including the Columbus African American news journal, the Columbus Fire Fighters Union Local #67, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty and U.S Sen. Sherrod Brown.

The Columbus African American, which provides central Ohio’s black community with timely and accurate information, said Stinziano “is now, and has always been, a true public servant. You will find him in the community, meeting with constituents, listening, questioning, and then proposing solutions.”

Sen. Brown, in making his endorsement, said “Michael Stinziano understands that our economy is strongest when it grows from the middle out.”

“On Columbus City Council, he has been a leader in creating opportunities for people across Columbus. As County Auditor, he will continue to fight for all residents of Franklin County. I am proud to endorse Michael today and I look forward to working with him to support central Ohio communities.”

People for the American Way’s Next Up Victory Fund, a national progressive advocacy organization that was founded to defend constitutional values, said in its endorsement that Stinziano will bring experience and a record of accomplishment to the Auditors Office.

“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.”

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, who represents Ohio’s 3rddistrict covering much of Columbus, said Stinziano would bring accountability to auditor’s office.

“I’m proud to support Michael Stinziano for Franklin County Auditor. He will be sure your tax dollars are working for you.”

The full list of endorsements that Stinziano has received includes organizations and leaders from across our community: Sprinkler Fitters Local 669, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the A. Philip Randolph Institute, Teachers for Better Schools, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, Capital University College Democrats, 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, Franklin County Young Democrats, the Columbus African Americannews journal, People for the American Way’s Next Up Victory Fund, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, and Columbus Fire Fighters Union Local #67.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6, and Stinziano, who formerly was director of the Franklin County Board of Elections, urges everyone to get out and vote.

“Exercise your right to be heard at the ballot box, and make sure you vote. Our community is strongest when everyone is participating,” he said.

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.

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.

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.

2018-11-01T12:00:51+00:00 November 1st, 2018|