Ohio CPA Society Endorses Candidates for State Supreme Court, Auditor

The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) has announced the candidates it is endorsing for the 2014 Ohio General Election races. On behalf of its 21,000 members, OSCPA has endorsed Justices Judith French and Sharon Kennedy for Ohio Supreme Court, and Dave Yost for re-election as Ohio’s state auditor. 

“Justices French and Kennedy adhere to the important principles of judicial fairness and impartiality, and maintain a commitment to the rule of law,” said Scott D. Wiley, CAE, president and CEO. “Dave Yost has done an outstanding job as state auditor and has earned another four-year term in office.”

A 17-member Statewide Endorsement Screening Committee and the Society’s 17-member Executive Board separately evaluated the candidates.

OSCPA endorsed Justice French based on her priorities of consistency and judicial restraint, as well as her extensive record as a fair, impartial jurist.

OSCPA identified Justice Kennedy’s record as a jurist, which upholds her firm commitment against legislating from the bench, as benefiting all Ohioans.

Dave Yost earns OSCPA’s endorsement for doing exactly what he said he would four years ago: emphasizing performance audits, eliminating unnecessary cost and red tape with government mandates and driving value to attest service recipients while reducing risk to taxpayers. 

The Ohio Society of CPAs, established in 1908, represents more than 21,000 CPAs and accounting professionals in business, education, government and public accounting. The Ohio Society’s members not only meet statutory and regulatory requirements as CPAs, but also embrace the highest standards of professional and ethical performance. This is achieved through ongoing professional education, comprehensive quality review and compliance with a strict Code of Professional Conduct.