COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s state auditor has announced that he’s running for attorney general next year.
Auditor Dave Yost, a Republican, made the announcement Tuesday against a backdrop of several statewide office holders expected to jockey for new positions.
Yost was a former two-term prosecutor in Delaware County. Fighting human trafficking and the state’s addictions epidemic and supporting law enforcement officers are his top priorities.
Yost is in his second four-year term as auditor. A Democrat has yet to announce for the seat.
Mike DeWine, the current Attorney General, is expected to run for governor, as is current Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor. All are Republicans.
Ohio Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (shuh-VOHN’-ee), of Boardman, is among several Democrats considering a gubernatorial run.
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