Candidates Forum

POSTED BY: Brittany Harris
Monday, October 18, 2010 - 06:07 PM

The November elections are just around the corner.

On Sunday, a candidates forum was held at the John McIntire Library. WHIZ news interviewed two of the three candidates running for State Auditor that attended the event.

"I want to have the auditors office play a role where it's helping governments figure out how to make ends meet, reduce spending, reduce wastes through performance audits. I think that if we do that well, we'll be more competitive for jobs," said Democrat David Pepper.

Pepper and challenger L. Michael Howard agreed that fraudulance in Ohio has become a heightened issue due to the struggling economy. Howard says his background makes him well-suited for the position.

"I worked 28 years in the state auditors office so I know all the ins and outs of the office as well as the 4,000 units of government that we audit," said Libertarian L. Michael Howard.

A third candidate, Republic David Yost was not in attendance at the forum.

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