Mandel Has Since Ignored Nine Public Records Requests For His Official Treasurer’s Office Schedule
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Josh Mandel’s no stranger to saying one thing and doing the exact opposite, but even the Ohio Democratic Party was shocked to read Mandel’s recent ramblings about – of all things – the importance of complying with information requests. Mandel told the Sandusky Register, “…we need to have common sense disclosure and access to public records.”
Just one problem with his newfound fondness for disclosure: It took nine public records requests spanning the course of 14 months for Mandel to fully disclose the resumes and qualifications of Treasurer’s office staffers he hired.
And nothing’s changed: Since June he has completely ignored nine public records requests from the Ohio Democratic Party for his official Treasurer’s office schedule.
View ODP’s nine public records requests for Josh Mandel’s schedule, HERE.
“Josh Mandel is a politician who can’t be trusted to show up for work or hire qualified staffers, and he has repeatedly ignored countless public records requests related to the cronyism scandal in his office and his inability to show up for work, so for him to declare he believes it’s important to disclose public information is yet another unfortunate example of our absentee treasurer attempting to deceive Ohio voters,” said Ohio Democratic Party spokesman Andrew Zucker. “Once again Josh Mandel’s actions are completely at odds with his rhetoric and it’s clear he’s wearing his ‘Pants on Fire crown’ from Politifact Ohio with pride.”