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Ohio State Government November 5, 2002 Election
Auditor of State; State of Ohio Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Responsibilities: To maintain accurate records of all money paid out of or received by the State Treasury; to issue warrants authorizing the Treasurer to pay claims. The Auditor is the Chief Accounting Officer of the State.

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Betty Montgomery 1,974,767 votes 64.4%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Ohio Attorney General
  • EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts- English/Art, Bowling Green State University Juris Doctor, University of Toledo College of Law
  • 1995-Present Ohio Attorney General
  • 1989-1994 State Senator, District 2
  • 1981-1988 Wood County Prosecutor
  • Professionalism
  • Management
  • Accountability
Helen Knipe Smith 1,092,579 votes 35.6%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Directed first Home Improvement Linked Deposit Program
  • EDUCATION: M.A. Case Western Reserve University B.A. Maryville, University
  • Directed first Home Improvement Linked Deposit Program in the state for Cuyahoga County; Served on tax appeal board
  • TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: 1979 to 1997 Member Cleveland City Council
  • 1965-1975 Worked for non-profits
  • Assure that competitive bidding process is followed in Auditor's office
  • Initiate inter-governmental cooperation to better monitor
  • Put an Auditor's task force of professionals in pension funds and investments to advise on pension board decisions.

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