From Nov. 27-29, Ohio candidate for State Auditor Zack Space spent time in Southeast Ohio on an “Ohio River Tour to Restore” that focused on systemic issues of political injustice faced by Appalachian Ohioans.
Born in Tuscarawas County in eastern Ohio, Space has a demonstrated history of serving working-class Ohioans. After receiving his law certification from the Ohio State Bar Association, Space served as a public defender, consumer protection lawyer and adviser to two Ohio attorneys general.
In 2006, Space won a competitive primary for Ohio’s 18th Congressional District, which encompassed parts of more than 14 counties from Carroll to Jackson. As a representative, Space sat on health, technology and consumer protection-related sub-committees.
CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — A former area Congressman is making a bid for the State Auditor’s Office. Democrat Zack Space is running for the office to succeed Republican Dave Yost, who is running for State Attorney General due to term limits. At this time Space is unopposed as a Democrat.
The only other candidate running for auditor right now is former Ohio Senate President Keith Faber. Space stopped into the AVC Newsroom and spoke with Reporter Bill Cassler on Wednesday regarding his run for Auditor.
A former U.S. Congressman who represented areas of northwestern Athens County returned to his old stomping grounds last week to highlight gerrymandering and food insecurity in Glouster and Nelsonville.
Former U.S. Rep. Zack Space is running for Ohio auditor in 2018 and included the two Athens County stops in his “Ohio River Tour to Restore,” a three-day tour of nine southeastern Ohio counties meant to highlight what Space called systemic issues of political injustice.
“This tour is about restoring Ohioans’ faith in our broken political system,” Space said. “There is no better place to highlight the need for political justice than in Appalachian Ohio.”
Zack Space says he is running for Ohio State Auditor to curtail the impact of special interests on government.
“I’m thoroughly convinced our Democratic process, which we cherish and love so much, has been compromised and perverted by the influence of money and by the influence of politcal self interest. The auditor’s office represents a chance to do something about those issues.”
Space, who served as a Democrat in the U.S. House from 2007-2011, is a Dover resident and has since worked as a consultant for non-profits, colleges and oil and gas companies.
STEUBENVILLE — Taking on injustices in redistricting, fighting the influence of money on the political process and governance of the state of Ohio and focusing state resources in an efficient manner to fight opioids are just some of what former congressman Zack Space hopes to do if elected state auditor in 2018.
Space, a Democrat, announced his candidacy in August and is making a swing along the Ohio River counties this week, starting on Monday in Scioto County and making stops at Ironton, Gallipolis, Gloucester, Cambridge, Bellaire and holding a meet-and-greet event at the Ville at the Fort Steuben Mall Wednesday evening.
POMEROY — Democratic candidate for Ohio Auditor Zack Space made a stop in Pomeroy on Wednesday as part of his three-day “Ohio River Tour to Restore.”
Space spoke about the issues with the current political system, including the impact of money in politics.
Space explained his reasons for coming to Southern Ohio and running for Auditor. Announcing his campaign earlier this year in Martins Ferry, Space said that Martins Ferry is much like Pomeroy, Gallipolis and other cities and areas in the region which have been left behind by the current democracy.
BELLAIRE — Zack Space, a Democratic candidate for Ohio auditor, talked with local veterans Wednesday as part of a campaign tour focusing on Appalachian Ohio counties and how he believes he can help the area if elected to office in 2018.
The campaign stop was held at the Belmont County Veterans Services Office in Bellaire, with veterans and other local Democratic Party officials and candidates in attendance. During a roundtable discussion, Space took the time to listen to local veterans and employees of the BCVSO ...
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — Candidate for Ohio Auditor of State Zack Space stopped in Bellaire Wednesday afternoon during his tour along the Ohio River.
Space is finishing his “Ohio River Tour to Restore” beginning in Scioto County three days ago and finishing in Jefferson County Wednesday night. He says it's about creating a fair playing field for everyone throughout Ohio.
"It shouldn't matter what your zip code is, where you live,” Space said. “It's about restoring fundamental principles of democracy."
GALLIA COUNTY — Former U.S. Congressman of Ohio’s 18th congressional district Zack Space visited Gallia County as part of his “Ohio River Tour to Restore” Tuesday in his quest to be elected as Ohio Auditor in 2018.
Space spent a chunk of his morning meeting with area residents at Tudor’s Biscuit World in Gallipolis before visiting with Gallipolis City School District Superintendent Craig Wright at the district’s administrative building and then Gallia County Local Schools Superintendent Jude Meyers at South Gallia School in Mercerville.
Ohio Auditor candidate Zack Space will kick off his 3-day, 11-stop “Ohio River Tour to Restore” in Lucasville on Monday, Nov. 27, followed by stops in Lawrence, Gallia, Meigs, Athens, Washington, Monroe, Belmont, and Jefferson counties.
“This tour is about restoring Ohioans’ faith in our broken political system,” Space said announcing the tour. “There is no better place to highlight the need for political justice than in Appalachian Ohio.”
Space represented all or parts of 14 Appalachian counties during his four years in the United States Congress from 2007 to 2011.
Former United States Congressman Zack Space’s campaign for Ohio Auditor of State today released its first video. The spot is titled “I’m Ready. Are You?”
In a press release announcing the video, Space elaborated on what he’s learned speaking to Ohioans around the state:
“Since I announced my campaign for Auditor of State in August, I’ve traveled tens of thousands of miles and met voters in more than 40 Ohio counties,” Space said. “Everywhere I travel in our state – from Lima to Marietta, Dayton to Parma – I hear from Ohioans who know that our democracy is broken. They know that it’s been corrupted by money, and by the actions of self-interested politicians.
Gerrymandering is anti-democratic and encroaches on some of the most fundamental and basic principles of democracy, 2018 Ohio Auditor candidate Zack Space told The Athens NEWS in a sit-down interview late last month following a meet-and-greet with local Democrats.
Space represented Ohio’s 18th U.S. Congressional District for two terms from 2007 to 2011, including Trimble, Dover, York and Waterloo townships in Athens County.
The Ohio Auditor is one of three statewide officers who sit at the redistricting table following the U.S. Census every 10 years. The others are the Ohio secretary of state and Ohio governor. Whoever wins these seats in 2018 will get to help decide how the lines are drawn after the 2020 Census.
Democracy is in danger in the nation that gave it to the rest of the world.
Zack Space, Democratic candidate for state auditor in 2018, said billions of people worldwide now live under a democracy thanks to its founding in the United States.
But today, “I’m firmly and utterly convinced that the democracy we love, we revere, is under threat,” said Space, guest speaker Saturday at a fall luncheon hosted by the Hardin County Democratic Party at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church.
“It’s already been compromised by money,” he said.
Gerrymandering is anti-democratic. It encroaches on some of the most fundamental and basic principles of democracy, 2018 Ohio Auditor candidate Zack Space told Plunderbund in a sit-down interview Friday.
In an act of immense political bravery and honesty, Space is basing his campaign for auditor on speaking the truth against two of the most serious ills plaguing American democracy today: Gerrymandering and the corrupt influence of money in politics. In a series of articles over the next several days, Plunderbund will explore these topics with Space.
Space said the state auditor is the “watchdog” of taxpayers’ money, and pledged to “shine light” on the those who attempt to use tax money for political gain if he is elected to office.
In addition, Space noted the auditor is a member of the state redistricting commission which, every 10 years, sets the boundaries of the state’s political districts. He said the Democratic and Republican parties are both guilty of re-drawing the districts to their own benefit every decade, depending on which is in power at the time.
According to Yost's website, "the Auditor of State's office is responsible for auditing all public offices in Ohio - more than 5,900 entities - including cities, counties, villages, townships, schools, state universities and public libraries as well as all state agencies, boards and commissions."
That is, the auditor gets a look-see at every public agency's books - what's in them, how they're kept, who keeps them. That's a powerful check-and-balance for taxpayers. And it's also a fact-of-life bonus for state auditors: Knowledge really is power. And audits get read - not just by public officials, but by those who want to unseat them,
"The main thing is that since we lost a lot of offices in the next election cycle, we've got to work harder now for all of these people to talk and get things going for the next election cycle that's coming up,” said Chairman Phil Wallace.
In that next election cycle is Zack Space, who recently announced his candidacy for Ohio state auditor. He was the key note speaker for the dinner. He stressed the need to win support in the Ohio Valley.
Zack Space, Dover, a Democratic candidate for Ohio state auditor, visited Defiance Monday afternoon, attending the Defiance County Democratic party dinner. Here, Space talks with Denise Gray, vice chairman of the Defiance County Democratic party ...
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Ohio auditor and secretary of state have a big say in deciding what the Ohio Statehouse looks like. Both positions have a seat on a commission that in 2021 will get its first chance to redraw Ohio's district lines.
That power could draw attention to what otherwise might be considered ho-hum, down-ballot races in 2018. It may not be important to run of the mill voters...
Zack Space was among friends as he officially kicked off his campaign for Ohio state auditor Tuesday at the United Steelworkers Hall in Martins Ferry.
Space, a former congressman from Dover, Ohio, followed his visit to Martins Ferry with a series of campaign stops in Zanesville, East Columbus and Lima. Space, 56, currently works for the law firm Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease as a lawyer and consultant, and he works with local governments, charitable organizations and the private sector to “promote economic development across Ohio.”
Lima Ohio -The Democratic Party has added their first candidate to compete against Republican Keith Faber in the race for Ohio’s next State Auditor.
Zack Space traveled to Plumbers and Pipefitters in Lima to formally announce that he will be seeking election in 2018 as Ohio’s State Auditor. The 56-year-old lawyer and consultant has worked for the law firm Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease for the past six years. He now hopes to replace the term-limited Republican Dave Yost, who is running for Attorney General in the State of Ohio.
LIMA — While the office of Ohio Auditor may not carry with it the same level of name recognition as a governor or congressional representative, it is an important one with powers that, according to one candidate, can be used for the benefit of Ohioans.
That was the message from Democrat Zack Space, a former congressman who announced his candidacy for state auditor Tuesday at United Association Local 776 in Lima, part of a campaign kickoff tour that also included stops in Martins Ferry, Zanesville and east Columbus.
MARTINS FERRY, Ohio — Ohio native Zack Space announced his candidacy for State Auditor of Ohio. Space is running as a democrat and is from Dover, Ohio so it's no secret that the Ohio Valley is special to him.
He says he decided to announce his candidacy in Martins Ferry because he feels that this area of the Ohio Valley has been left behind economically.
Former U.S. Representative Zack Space made a stop in the Ohio Valley today. he's starting a tour across Ohio to launch his campaign for Ohio Auditor of State. this morning he was in Martins Ferry. space is discussing a variety of issue which including what he says is institutionalized corruption within Ohio's democratic process.
COLUMBUS – Former U.S. Representative Zack Space announced his candidacy today to serve as Ohio’s next Auditor of State during a four-stop statewide tour, starting with an event in Martins Ferry and followed by events in Zanesville, Columbus, and Lima. “Ohioans in every corner of the state know that our democracy is broken,” Space said. “Too many feel left behind and ignored by a dysfunctional process that caters to wealth and privilege.
Former U.S. Representative Zack Space will travel across the state on Tuesday, Aug. 29, to launch his campaign for Ohio Auditor of State.
The tour's first stop will be in Martins Ferry followed by stops in Zanesville, Columbus and Lima.
"Hard-working Ohioans across the state are deeply frustrated by a political process and system of government that are not working for them," Space said. "My mission is to make every Ohioan feel that their voices are heard and that they matter as we work to fix our broken democracy."
COLUMBUS – Former U.S. Representative Zack Space will travel across the state on Tuesday, August 29th to launch his campaign for Ohio Auditor of State. The tour’s first stop will be in Martins Ferry and will be followed by stops in Zanesville, Columbus, and Lima. Space will discuss a variety of issues including institutionalized corruption within Ohio’s democratic process...