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.”
Space discussed a variety of issues that he plans to address and affect as state auditor, including corruption caused by money in politics, gerrymandering and the need for redistricting, studying the impact of loss of local government funding in the last several years, and making sure “all Ohioans have a voice” in Columbus.
“I’m running because I know what most of you know … that our government and our democracy are broken. It’s not working for the people on the inside of our cities. It’s not working for the people in our fields and countrysides. It’s no better for those in the suburbs and mid-sized cities all across the state,” Space said....