OPINION: Auditor candidate Zack Space cares about Southeast Ohio

OPINION: Auditor candidate Zack Space cares about Southeast Ohio

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.

Candidate for Ohio Auditor Zack Space speaks with AVC News

Candidate for Ohio Auditor Zack Space speaks with AVC News

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.

Auditor candidate spotlights gerrymandering, food insecurity

Auditor candidate spotlights gerrymandering, food insecurity

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.”

Space hopes to curtail special interest influence on politics

Space hopes to curtail special interest influence on politics

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.

Auditor candidate outlines goals

Auditor candidate outlines goals

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.

Auditor candidate makes stop in Pomeroy

Auditor candidate makes stop in Pomeroy

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.

State Auditor candidate Space visits veterans in Bellaire

State Auditor candidate Space visits veterans in Bellaire

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 ...

Ohio Auditor of State candidate stops to see veterans on tour

Ohio Auditor of State candidate stops to see veterans on tour

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."

Candidate for Ohio Auditor visits Gallia

Candidate for Ohio Auditor visits Gallia

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.

Zack Space Announces ‘Ohio River Tour to Restore’

Zack Space Announces ‘Ohio River Tour to Restore’

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.