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Auditor - Zack Space

Zack Space has announced his intention to seek election as Ohio’s next Auditor of State, where he will use the broad power of the office to deliver much needed reform to state government. Zack is committed to reducing the corruptive influence that money has on policy, taking politics out of redistricting, and serving as a watchdog for hardworking Ohio families.

Zack was born and raised in the small eastern Ohio town of Dover. Upon graduating from law school at The Ohio State University, he returned to Dover and practiced law for nearly 20 years, during which time he served as a Public Defender and as Dover’s City Law Director.

In 2006, he was elected to serve as the Congressman from Ohio’s 18th District, comprising much of rural eastern and southern Ohio. During his tenure in Congress, Zack championed underserved Ohioans, and was instrumental in bringing broadband technology, employment opportunities, and infrastructure improvements to his district. Upon leaving Congress in 2011, Zack went to work for the prestigious Columbus law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease where he works with local governments, charitable organizations, and the private sector to promote economic development across Ohio.

Zack serves as a board member for numerous nonprofit organizations including the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), CoalBlue, the Ohio Association of Non-Profit Organizations, the Ohio Black Legislative Caucus Foundation, and the Steering Committee for the Central Ohio Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He also serves as a board member on the Tuscarawas County Board of Elections.