Ohio Democratic Congressional delegation endorses Zack Space for Ohio Auditor of State
COLUMBUS -- Former United States Congressman Zack Space today announced the endorsement of U.S. Representatives Joyce Beatty, Marcia Fudge, Marcy Kaptur, and Tim Ryan -- Ohio’s four Democrats in Congress -- in his campaign for Ohio Auditor of State. Space represented a district of 16 southeastern Ohio counties in Congress from 2007-2011, serving alongside Reps. Fudge, Kaptur, and Ryan.
“Reps. Beatty, Fudge, Kaptur, and Ryan are all admired public servants who battle for workers and their families in Washington, while remaining accessible and engaged in the communities they represent,” said Zack Space on Friday.
“They understand that Ohio’s political system has been broken by self-interested legislators in Columbus who have put personal and partisan gain above the well-being of ordinary Ohioans. I appreciate their support as we continue fighting to make democracy work for all of us.”
"I am proud to join my colleagues and so many others to endorse Zack Space for Ohio Auditor because I know he will fight for a state government where every Ohioan will have a seat at the table," said Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (3rd District).
"I stand with Zack Space because he is committed to making our state government accountable and accessible,” said Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (11th District). “Zack believes in a government that works for all Ohioans.”
“Zack Space will serve Ohio with distinction as its next Auditor. I am endorsing Zack Space because I know he will bring a fresh, honest perspective to Ohio’s government, and that he will give voice to the very real challenges working families across our state are facing,” said Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (9th District).
“I’ve had the pleasure of serving with Zack Space in Congress, and know him to be a person of integrity with a passion for good government,” said Congressman Tim Ryan (13th District). “Zack will be a strong advocate for working Ohioans and their families, and I proudly endorse him for Ohio Auditor of State.”
The endorsement of these four Members of Congress follows the endorsement of 30 Democratic County Chairs across Ohio last week, as well as the endorsement of the Ohio House Democratic Caucus leadership.
Space’s campaign is highlighting the corrupting influence of money and campaign contributions in politics, as well as the destructive results associated with extreme partisan gerrymandering. The Auditor’s office serves as a watchdog of taxpayer money and has broad investigatory power to examine the actions of state government.