COLUMBUS -- Former U.S. Congressman and candidate for Ohio Auditor of State Zack Space released the following statement Monday morning upon receiving the endorsement of Ohio’s senior U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown.
“I’m truly honored to receive the endorsement of my friend, former Congressional colleague, and America’s finest Senator, Sherrod Brown in my campaign for Auditor of State,” said Zack Space. “In addition to being a committed champion of working families, Sherrod Brown understands that Ohioans desire and deserve to feel connected to the political process, not excluded by wealthy special interests and self-interested politicians. I’m proud to stand with Sherrod in the effort to reclaim our democracy for the people of Ohio."
“I witnessed firsthand Zack Space’s commitment to delivering results for hardworking Ohioans and their families when he served our state in Congress,” said Senator Sherrod Brown. “I’m proud to endorse Zack Space today because I know he will be the Auditor of State Ohio needs: he will work to end partisan gerrymandering, and will restore faith and confidence in Ohio’s democratic process.”
Zack Space served two terms in Congress, representing Ohio’s 18th district from 2007-2011, while Brown served concurrently in the Senate.
Space’s campaign is highlighting the corrupting influence of money and campaign contributions in politics, as well as the divisive results of 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.