Ohio Lawmakers Call On Frank LaRose To Answer for Latest Scandal Costing Ohioans
September 27, 2023
After Reports Highlighted LaRose Costing Ohio Taxpayers $600,000 To Move Official Office To Campaign Headquarters, Ohio Lawmakers Call For “Complete Transparency”
Columbus, OH – Ohio lawmakers are calling on Frank LaRose to answer key questions about his latest scandal – moving the Ohio Secretary of State office to the same building as his current campaign HQ which will cost Ohioans $600,000. In the letter, thirteen Ohio lawmakers called on LaRose to provide “complete transparency” about the process for deciding to move his official office to his campaign HQ, the timeline, and LaRose’s request to bypass the standard process to secure space in the same building as his campaign.
Ohio Lawmakers: “Out of concern for our constituents, we are requesting additional information about the process you followed to identify a new location for the Secretary of State’s office. As elected officials, we owe Ohioans complete transparency into how their tax dollars are spent, especially when related to political campaigns.”
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WCMH: “Thirteen House and Senate Democrats have asked LaRose to disclose the timeline of deciding to move and full details that led to that building being chosen… [The move] will cost over half a million dollars…”
WCMH: Ohio Democrats question Secretary of State office move
September 26, 2023
- Democratic state lawmakers are questioning Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s decision to move his state office to the same building that his U.S. Senate campaign is filed under.
- Thirteen House and Senate Democrats have asked LaRose to disclose the timeline of deciding the move and the full details that led to the building being chosen.
- NBC4 was first to report on the move earlier this month, which will cost more than half a million dollars… LaRose previously said that the building is where his campaign lawyers are based and that it is purely “incidental” that his state office will be there now as well.
See also: Frank LaRose’s “Latest Unethical Move Is a Bit More Literal”; ICYMI: “Ethics Red Flags” Go Up as Frank LaRose’s “Ability to Do that Job Impartially Has Been Called into Question” [Ohio Capital Journal]; LaRose’s Math Not Adding Up as Taxpayers Cover Steep Cost to Move Secretary of State Office to His Campaign HQ; As Scandal Grows, LaRose’s “Answers” Just Raise More Questions About Steep Cost to Move Secretary of State Office to His Campaign HQ; Frank LaRose Still Owes Ohioans Answers After Latest Scandal Surfaces; A New Scandal For Frank LaRose: Taxpayers Foot Steep Bill to Move Secretary of State Office to Campaign HQ