COLUMBUS — Another lawmaker has announced intentions to seek statewide office in 2018.
In a video posted online over the weekend, state Rep. Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) said he is running for state treasurer.
“It’s important to have a fiscal conservative with regards to managing the treasury, because those dollars are valuable and you want to make sure that each and every dollar is well used and also protected,” Sprague said in his announcement video.
Sprague was appointed to the general assembly in 2011 and is eligible to seek another term in the House. According to biographical information compiled by the Ohio House, he is a Findlay native who previously served as auditor and treasurer of that city.
He’s the first candidate to announce his intentions to run for state treasurer.
Last week, state Rep. Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) announced her candidacy for secretary of state, while state Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) announced his bid for governor.
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor earlier announced the formation a gubernatorial campaign committee.
And current state Treasurer Josh Mandel hopes to unseat Democratic incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown next year.
Marc Kovac covers the Ohio Statehouse for Gatehouse Media. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at OhioCapitalBlog.