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Ohio State Government November 5, 2002 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
Treasurer of State; State of Ohio

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Ohio and asked of all candidates for this office.

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1. What changes, if any, would you make to the way state funds are collected, invested, and distributed?

Answer from Joseph T. Deters:

Collection and distribution of money are best accomplished electronically. Since becoming Treasurer, I have initiated programs which enable the Tax Commissioner and other state agencies to receive and distribute money electronically. These programs will continue as part of my e-commerce infrastructure initiative. Investment portfolios managed by the Treasurer's Office are currently electronic.

Answer from Mary O. Boyle:

I propose an investment strategy based on competition. All investment, depository and financial advisory services should be competitively bid - it is the best and least expensive way to find high-quality financial services and keep costs low. Ohio law prohibits high-risk investments. But within those limits are various safe options. In the current economy, longer-term investments may offer a higher yield than shorter-term. When rates climb, shorter-term investments may look better. A recent comparative analysis by the Cleveland Plain Dealer documented that Ohio's returns are lagging behind other states and even some of Ohio's counties. I believe we can do better.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. Word limits for answers are 100 words for each question. Words over the limit will be cut off in published information. Direct references to opponents are not permitted.

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