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Seth Morgan concedes Auditor of State race
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 05.04.2010
 

Huber Heights - Seth Morgan concedes to Dave Yost for the campaign to be the Republican candidate for Auditor of State.

"We congratulate Dave and wish him well against David Pepper. The campaign will  support his campaign to be Ohio's next auditor," said Seth Morgan.

 

 
Seth Morgan, CPA receives Cuyahoga Valley Republican Club's highest rating yet for Auditor of State; endorsed by Bainbridge Club
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 05.02.2010
 

The Cuyahoga Valley Republican Club recommended Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State last week. Additionally, the Bainbridge Conservative Republican Club of Geauga County endorsed Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State.

Seth Morgan received the highest possible overall rating from the Cuyahoga Valley Republicans' Candidate Screening Committee, and is the first and only candidate to receive that rating.
 
 According to the Cuyahoga Valley Republican Club web site:

Recommended is the highest overall rating that the Committee can provide. It means that the Committee felt that the candidate clearly meets all of the relevant criteria for serving in the particular office, that he or she has a detailed knowledge and understanding of key issues/legislation, and that the Committee felt that the candidate had demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to adherence to the guiding principles of the United States Constitution. It also means that the Committee felt that the candidate had exceptional abilities and personal skills that would make him or her highly effective in the particular office.

"These endorsements are among many others  exclaiming Seth Morgan has the support of the people of Ohio and that Seth is more qualified than any candidate of either party for Auditor of State," said Rob Scott, Communications Director for Friends of Seth Morgan.

Seth Morgan, CPA has received the endorsements from the Brown, Cuyahoga, Greene, Lake, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Scioto, Shelby, and Summit County Republican Parties for Auditor of State. Also, Seth Morgan is the only statewide candidate endorsed by the Ohio Tea Party PAC, which represents most of the Tea Party, 912, and Liberty groups organizations in Ohio. Seth has been endorsed by the Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, Ohio Right to Life, Dayton Right to Life PAC, Family First PAC, many social conservatives and tea party leaders. Additionally, he has received the endorsement from the Associated Builders and Contractors Association and Buckeye Firearms Association, and COAST.

 

 
Seth Morgan, CPA raises $96,000 in three months from almost 450 donors
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 04.22.2010
 

Auditor of state candidate Seth Morgan, CPA announced today that he raised $96,306.74 with almost 450 donors in three months.


“Seth Morgan is clearly the people’s candidate and is the only true independent candidate,” said Rob Scott, Communications Director for Friends of Seth Morgan. “We are very pleased to have the breadth of broad support from so many from Republicans across the state.”


Seth Morgan, CPA has received the endorsements from the Brown, Cuyahoga, Greene, Lake, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Scioto, Shelby, and Summit County Republican Parties for Auditor of State. Also, Seth Morgan is the only statewide candidate endorsed by the Ohio Tea Party PAC, which represents most of the Tea Party, 912, and Liberty groups organizations in Ohio.

Seth is endorsed by the Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, Ohio Right to Life, Dayton Right to Life PAC, Family First PAC, many social conservatives and tea party leaders. Additionally, he has received the endorsement from the Associated Builders and Contractors Association, Buckeye Firearms Association, and COAST. 

 

 
Seth Morgan, CPA working to hold partisans accountable for $25M train vote
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 04.20.2010
 

State Rep. Seth Morgan, CPA issued a statement about the recent partisan vote by Ohio’s Controlling Board.

State Rep. Seth Morgan, CPA said:

“I’m highly disappointed about Monday’s party line vote by the Ohio Controlling Board releasing $25 million for a study that funds a boondoggle passenger rail system in Ohio. Under Ohio law, such a vote requires a supermajority 5-2 vote in order to approve the spending and they only had a majority. I’m currently working alongside colleagues in the Ohio House to hold these partisans accountable for the taxpayers’ money who have used tactics that are outside the letter and spirit of the law under House Bill 2.”

On 4-3 party-line votes, the Ohio Controlling Board gave the go-ahead to a $25 million planning study for a passenger rail system linking Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland. The money comes from $400 million in federal funds awarded to Ohio to set up a passenger rail system. All four Democrats voted yes while all three Republicans voted no.

In recent weeks there have been questions of the sustainability for the passenger rail system in Ohio and Seth Morgan shares the skepticism. House Bill 2 stipulated to examine the financial and economic feasibility of developing a passenger rail system.
Seth Morgan, CPA has received the endorsements from the Brown, Cuyahoga, Greene, Lake, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Scioto, Shelby, and Summit County Republican Parties for Auditor of State. Also, Seth Morgan is the only statewide candidate endorsed by the Ohio Tea Party PAC, which represents most of the Tea Party, 912, and Liberty groups organizations in Ohio. Seth has been endorsed by the Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, Ohio Right to Life, Family First PAC, many social conservatives and tea party leaders. Additionally, he has received the endorsement from the Associated Builders and Contractors Association and Buckeye Firearms Association, and COAST. 

 

 
Seth Morgan, CPA receives William Wilberforce leadership award
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 04.19.2010
 

Auditor of State candidate Seth Morgan, CPA received the William Wilberforce Leadership Award from the Citizens for Community Values today.

"Seth Morgan embodies what the William Wilberforce award recognizes. Seth puts principle above party and has exceptional moral leadership," said Phil Burress, president of Citizens for Community Values.

"I am humbled and honored to receive such a prestigious award honoring an amazing person in our history who spent much of his life fighting to abolish the slave trade," said Seth Morgan, CPA.

For over a century, a virtual unknown among Americans, William Wilberforce today is appreciated and admired by many in the U.S., thanks to the 2007 movie, "Amazing Grace," which chronicled his 20-year battle in the British Parliament to abolish the slave trade. At a time in British history similar in many ways to the U.S. today, Wilberforce exemplified moral leadership, even though doing so required standing against public opinion and against party expectations.

For 20 years, Parliamentarian William Wilberforce fought to abolish the British Slave trade. He fought against the establishment and against his own party. Wilberforce fought without regard for his own career, or even his own health. When success finally came in March of 1827, Wilberforce continued to fight for abolition until, just days before his death, he saw the institution of slavery abolished throughout the British colonies.

Seth Morgan, CPA has received the endorsements from the Brown, Cuyahoga, Greene, Lake, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Scioto, Shelby, and Summit County Republican Parties. Also, Seth Morgan is the only statewide candidate endorsed by the Ohio Tea Party PAC, which represents most of the Tea Party, 912, and Liberty groups organizations in Ohio.

Seth has been endorsed by the Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, Ohio Right to Life, Family First PAC, many social conservatives and tea party leaders. Additionally, he has received the endorsement from the Associated Builders and Contractors Association and Buckeye Firearms Association, and COAST.

 

 
Seth Morgan defends his legislative record from his opponent's nonsensical attack
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 04.15.2010
 

The Friends of Seth Morgan is responding to his opponent’s campaign perplexing communication on April 14, 2010. In the message, Morgan’s opponent campaign misrepresents Seth Morgan, CPA  AND ALL other Republicans in the Ohio legislature by claiming they are all responsible for the out-of-control spending in Columbus.

Yost’s campaign stated:

Dave's opponent is a member of the state legislature, the very place responsible for the out-of-control spending of Columbus.  With tax day upon us, let's rise up and say "no more!". Let's get to work fixing the mess in Columbus and holding government officials accountable.

“This attack on Seth Morgan, all Republican members of the Ohio House, including Treasurer Candidate Josh Mandel, as being responsible for the out-of-control spending in Columbus is nonsensical, reckless and is inaccurate,” said Rob Scott, Communications Director for Friends of Seth Morgan.

Seth Morgan, was handpicked by one of the most respected conservative leaders around Ohio, Minority Leader William Batchelder, to serve as the House Republican Caucus’ Policy Committee.  Morgan has been one of the most aggressive and outspoken members of the Ohio Legislature, leading the charge on holding Columbus accountable and implementing conservative ideals.

 On Nov. 17, 2009, Ohio House Republican Policy Committee Chairman, Seth Morgan, CPA along with his colleagues, unveiled a package of ten proposals to spur government reform, streamline efficiency, and strengthen accountability and transparency in state government, while working to reduce the economic turmoil suffered by families across Ohio.

 “Yost is clearly uneducated about Seth Morgan, House Minority Leader Bill Batchelder, Treasurer-candidate Josh Mandel, Ron Maag, John Adams, and other members who are fighting to cut spending in the state budget,” said Scott.

 Contained in the proposals are plans to reestablish the Legislative Budget Office to provide nonpartisan financial oversight; restructure  state government by streamlining the executive branch; examine Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse; require conference committee reports to be publicly available for 48 hours prior to being considered by the House or Senate; and identify other areas of wasteful, inefficient spending. The Ohio House Republican Caucus offered these proposals as bills in the Ohio House and as amendments to the Ohio budget. These ideas have been silenced or ignored by Democrats, the House Majority Party.

 The April 14th campaign communication is another example of Dave Yost and his campaign misleading Ohioans or simply using a “ready, fire, aim” approach to communicating.

First, Dave Yost and his campaign were misleading on campaign literature and websites in February when Yost was described as “the only auditor in the race.” As a Certified Public Accountant, by definition, Seth Morgan is an auditor. We applaud the Yost campaign for changing their phrasing.

 Second, Dave Yost and his campaign associated themselves with an individual who pled guilty to public corruption charges. After the Friends of Seth Morgan drew attention to the problem, Yost fired back and aggressively defended the spokesperson. The individual, who served as an advisor and spokesperson for Dave Yost and his campaign, is apparently no longer the spokesperson for the campaign. We applaud the Yost campaign for apparently removing this spokesperson.

 Third, Dave Yost sent a scathing statement via email on March 20, 2010 attacking the Summit County Republican Party Central Committee members for endorsing Seth Morgan, CPA by saying, “Summit County is widely regarded as one of the last true "machine" counties in the state, and there was no doubt that the fix was in.”  Unlike the endorsement process used when Yost garnered the endorsement by the Ohio Republican Party and four of the five County endorsements he has won, it is our understanding that both candidates were invited to participate in the endorsement process in Summit County.

Fourth, Dave Yost’s proposed Ohio budget commission would create a conflict of interest for the Ohio Auditor’s office. Morgan expressed concern over his opponent’s proposal.  Several days later, the current Auditor of State, Mary Taylor, voiced concerns over keeping the independence of the Auditor’s office if Yost’s plan was enacted in an interview airing on Sunday, April 11, 2010.

“It is our hope that Dave Yost and his campaign exercise caution before sending communications attacking Seth Morgan, fellow Republicans in the Ohio House, as well as a Republican statewide candidate, for the direction of the Ohio House, of which they do not control the agenda,” Scott said.  “It appears that Dave Yost is running an off-the-cuff, nonsensical campaign. Seth Morgan is the most qualified candidate for the Auditor of State office and is the best candidate to run against Democrat David Pepper in November.”

Seth Morgan, CPA has received the endorsements from the Brown, Cuyahoga, Greene, Lake, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Scioto, Shelby, and Summit County Republican Parties. Also, Seth Morgan is the only statewide candidate endorsed by the Ohio Tea Party PAC, which represents most of the Tea Party, 912, and Liberty groups organizations in Ohio.

Seth has been endorsed by Ohio Right to Life, Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, Family First PAC, several social conservatives, and tea party leaders. Additionally, he has received the endorsement from the Associated Builders and Contractors Association, Buckeye Firearms Association, and COAST. 

 

 
Shelby County Republican Party endorses Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 04.12.2010
 

The Shelby County Republican Party endorsed Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State today. The county party required greater than 2/3rds of the vote in order to endorse a candidate.

"At the end of the day, members voted for the candidate who in their view had the best chance of winning the seat in November. We were happy to trust Seth with our greater than 2/3rds majority vote to endorse," said Christopher R. Gibbs, Chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party.


"This endorsement is a validation that Seth Morgan continues to receive a tidal wave of support across Ohio and he is the most qualified to be Ohio's next auditor," said Rob Scott, Communications Director for Friends of Seth Morgan.

Seth Morgan, CPA has received the endorsements from the Brown, Cuyahoga, Greene, Lake, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Scioto, Shelby, and Summit County Republican Party endorsements. Also, Seth Morgan is the only statewide candidate endorsed by the Ohio Tea Party PAC, which represents most of the Tea Party, 912, and Liberty groups organizations in Ohio.

Seth has been endorsed by Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, Family First PAC, several social conservatives and tea party leaders. Additionally, he has received the endorsement from the Associated Builders and Contractors Association and Buckeye Firearms Association, and COAST. 

 

 
Seth Morgan, CPA wins straw poll in Summit County with 66 percent of the vote for Auditor of State
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 04.11.2010
 

Seth Morgan, CPA received 66 percent of the vote in a Summit County Republican Party straw poll taken on Saturday for Auditor of State. More than 1,000 were in attendance to vote between Auditor of State candidate's Seth Morgan and Dave Yost at the Summit County GOP event.

"Seth Seth Morgan clearly is the most qualified for Auditor of State. He continues to show that the people are with him. The Summit County straw poll is one of many examples of this,," said Rob Scott, Communications Director for Friends of Seth Morgan. "The people are saying again and again they want Seth Morgan as their next auditor."

Seth Morgan, CPA, has received the endorsement from the Brown, Cuyahoga, Greene, Lake, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Scioto, and Summit County Republican Parties. Seth is the only statewide candidate endorsed by the Ohio Tea Party PAC, which represents most of the Tea Party, 912, and Liberty groups organizations in Ohio. Additionally, Morgan has received the endorsement from the Associated Builders and Contractors Association, Buckeye Firearms Association, and COAST. Also, Seth Morgan has been endorsed by Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, Family First PAC, several social conservatives and tea party leaders.

 

 
Auditor Mary Taylor agrees with Seth Morgan's position saying Dave Yost's proposal creates conflict of interest issue in Auditor's office
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 04.10.2010
 

Ohio Auditor Mary Taylor, CPA,, agreeing with Seth Morgan's position, said an Ohio Budget Commission proposal unveiled this week by Delaware County Prosecutor Dave Yost could create a conflict-of-interest problem for the Auditor of State's office. Seth Morgan, CPA voiced the identical concerns on Wednesday, April 7 when Yost unveiled the plan.

Auditor Mary Taylor, CPA today said on ONN's Capitol Square:

"We would be concerned that there might be an independence issue if the legislature were to approve legislation ... that required the auditor of state to participate in any budgeting process, and then after the fact would be required to go in and audit," Taylor said today during a taping of ONN's Capitol Square, which will air this Sunday at 10 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m.

Taylor said some of those concerns could be alleviated by the disclosure required by current auditing standards.

Seth Morgan, CPA on Wednesday said:

"To have the Auditor of State who is tasked with issuing an objective and independent financial audit report being involved with placing their credibility on the estimates of the revenue itself creates the appearance of a lack of independence in issuing that financial audit report. How does the Auditor of State first tell the citizens of Ohio what the revenues will be and then issue a report on the revenues themselves without being tainted by the fact that their credibility is already on the line?" said Morgan.

"This is a great example of the difference between having a CPA as Auditor of State and someone who served as auditor of county. A CPA, like the Ohio Auditor, works to ensure independence and objectivity whenever they issue audit reports. A county auditor has no responsibility to issue such reports," Morgan said.

Additionally, the Governor's role and the legislature's role are to debate and enact the state budget. Seth Morgan has expressed major concerns in the past about the reliability of having the Governor issue the revenue estimates through his Office of Budget Management (OBM).

"Instead of creating a conflict of interest for the Auditor of State as Yost's proposal would do, Yost should join Seth Morgan in publicly supporting House Bill 120," said Rob Scott, Communications Director of the Friends of Seth Morgan. House Bill 120 creates a Legislative Budget Committee and the Legislative Budget Office making a Committee of the Legislature that can be independent in its revenue estimates of that of the Governor.
 
Seth Morgan, CPA has received the endorsements from the Brown, Cuyahoga, Greene, Lake, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Scioto, and Summit County Republican Party endorsements. Also, Seth Morgan is the only statewide candidate endorsed by the Ohio Tea Party PAC, which represents most of the Tea Party, 912, and Liberty groups organizations in Ohio. Seth has been endorsed by Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, Family First PAC, several social conservatives and tea party leaders. Additionally, he has received the endorsement from the Associated Builders and Contractors Association and Buckeye Firearms Association, and COAST. 

 

 
COAST endorses Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 04.09.2010
 

COAST, an anti-tax grassroots organization in Cincinnati, today endorsed Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State.

COAST’s announcement stated “Like the outgoing State Auditor, Mary Taylor, Seth Morgan is a Certified Public Accountant, the only one in the race so qualified. He also owns and operates a small business in the Dayton area.”

“The COAST endorsement is an acknowledgement that Seth Morgan is the people’s candidate and more qualified to Ohio’s next Auditor of State than anyone from either party,” said Rob Scott, Communications Director for Friends of Seth Morgan. “COAST is a grassroots powerhouse in Southwest Ohio. This organization being behind Seth is huge.”

COAST exists to limit the rate of taxes and spending at the federal, state, and local level to within the rate of inflation and to stop the abuse of power by government officials.

COAST advances this cause by consistent and principled adherence to limited government and lower taxes in fighting legislation and ballot initiatives that increase taxes and spending beyond the rate of inflation, and by supporting candidates for public office who advance these principles.

Seth Morgan, CPA is the only statewide candidate endorsed by the Ohio Tea Party PAC, which represents most of the Tea Party, 912, and Liberty groups organizations in Ohio. Additionally, Morgan has received the endorsement from the Associated Builders and Contractors Association and Buckeye Firearms Association. Also, Seth has received the endorsement from the Brown, Cuyahoga, Greene, Lake, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Scioto, and Summit County Republican Party endorsements. Seth Morgan has been endorsed by Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, Family First PAC, several social conservatives and tea party leaders.

 

 
Dave Yost's proposed budget commission taints the credibility and independence of the Auditor of State's office
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 04.07.2010
 

The Friends of Seth Morgan campaign responded to Delaware County Prosecutor Dave Yost's state budget commission proposal that he unveiled today.

Yost is proposing to create a State Budget Commission consisting of the Auditor, Treasurer and Attorney General for state fiscal planning and to increase accountability. However, there are deep concerns with Yost's proposal that would call into the credibility and independence of the office of Auditor of State.

"This is a great example of the difference between having a CPA as Auditor of State and someone who served as auditor of county. A CPA like the Ohio Auditor both work to ensure independence and objectivity whenever issuing audit reports. A county auditor has no responsibility to issue such reports," said Seth Morgan, CPA.

"To have the Auditor of State who is tasked with issuing an objective and independent financial audit report being involved with placing their credibility on the estimates of the revenue itself creates the appearance of a lack of independence in issuing that financial audit report.  How does the Auditor of State first tell the citizens of Ohio what the revenues will be and then issue a report on the revenues themselves without being tainted by the fact that their credibility is already on the line?" said Morgan.

Additionally, the Governor's role and the legislature's role are to debate and enact the state budget. Seth Morgan has expressed major concerns in the past about the reliability of having the Governor issue the revenue estimates through his Office of Budget Management (OBM).

"Instead of creating a conflict of interest for the Auditor of State as Yost's proposal would do, Yost should join Seth Morgan in publicly supporting House Bill 120," said Rob Scott, Communications Director of the Friends of Seth Morgan.

House Bill 120 creates a Legislative Budget Committee and the Legislative Budget Office making a Committee of the Legislature that can be independent in its revenue estimates of that of the Governor.

Seth Morgan, CPA has been endorsed by Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, Family First PAC, several social conservatives and tea party leaders. Additionally, he has received the endorsement from the Associated Builders and Contractors Association and Buckeye Firearms Association. Also, Seth has received the endorsements from the Brown, Cuyahoga, Greene, Lake, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Scioto, and Summit County Republican Party endorsements. Morgan is the only statewide candidate endorsed by the Ohio Tea Party PAC, which represents most of the Tea Party, 912, and Liberty groups organizations in Ohio.

 

 
Ohio Right to Life endorses Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 04.06.2010
 

The Ohio Right to Life Society PAC today announced their endorsement of Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State. The PAC endorsed both Seth Morgan, CPA and Delaware County Prosecutor Dave Yost for Auditor of State.

"I'm proud to be endorsed from an organization that is critical to the pro-life cause and I believe deeply in its mission," said Auditor of State candidate Seth Morgan, CPA. "I'm committed to preserving life and my record clearly demonstrates that. I stand with this organization fighting for life," Morgan said.

Seth Morgan co-sponsored House Bill 252 to require a father's consent for abortion.  Seth also co-sponsored a pro-life resolution, HCR 13, to stop the pro-abortion Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). As a Huber Heights City Councilman, Seth Morgan was a strong pro-life advocate. Seth assisted the Women's Center in finding a location in Huber Heights. 

Christi Dodson, Executive Director of Dayton Right to Life, said that then-Councilman Seth Morgan "was the first elected official who took the initiative to meet me" and "wanted to work with us and always was willing to help." 

Additionally, Seth Morgan regularly participates in and donates to the Walk for Life, Dayton Right to Life's annual "Viva La Vita," and the Women's Center Gala. Seth has been a speaker at Dayton Right to Life's "Life Guard" rally, which teaches young people how to lobby for the pro-life cause. 

Seth Morgan, CPA has been endorsed by Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, Family First PAC, several social conservatives and tea party leaders. Additionally, he has received the endorsement from the Associated Builders and Contractors Association and Buckeye Firearms Association. Also, Seth has received the endorsement from the Brown, Cuyahoga, Greene, Lake, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Scioto, and Summit County Republican Party endorsements. Morgan is the only statewide candidate endorsed by the Ohio Tea Party PAC, which represents most of the Tea Party, 912, and Liberty groups organizations in Ohio.

 

 
Montgomery County GOP overwhelmingly endorses Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 03.31.2010
 

The Montgomery County Republican Party overwhelmingly endorsed Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State on Wednesday, March 31. Morgan received more than 80 percent of the vote.

"We are thrilled to come together and support our hometown candidate for Auditor of State," said Montgomery County Republican Chairman Greg Gantt.

"I'm honored and humbled to receive the support of my home county," said Auditor of State candidate Seth Morgan, CPA.

"This endorsement is another of many proclaiming Seth Morgan is the most qualified of either party to be Ohio's next auditor," said Rob Scott, Communications Director of Friends of Seth Morgan. "The grassroots movement is behind Seth because they know he is truly independent and is a bold conservative," Scott said.

Seth Morgan, CPA has received the Brown, Cuyahoga, Greene, Lake, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Scioto, and Summit County Republican Party endorsements. Morgan is the only statewide candidate endorsed by the Ohio Tea Party PAC, which represents most of the Tea Party, 912, and Liberty groups organizations in Ohio. Additionally, he is endorsed by Associated Builders and Contractors Association, Buckeye Firearms Association, Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, Family First PAC, several social conservatives and tea party leaders.

 

 
Seth Morgan, CPA , with other House GOP Caucus members, called on AG Cordray to file suit over Health Care bill in February
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 03.30.2010
 

State Rep. Seth Morgan, CPA, with many in the Ohio House GOP Caucus, called on Attorney General Richard Cordray to file suit challenging the federal health care bill.

 

February 19, 2010
Richard Cordray
Ohio Attorney General
30 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Dear Attorney General Cordray,

We are writing to you in regard to the federal healthcare debate that continues in Washington D.C. As more details emerge from the debate and closed-door discussions, we grow more concerned for the state of Ohio and the hardworking taxpayers of our state.

One concern that we have involves the provision that exempts the state of Nebraska from paying what all other states will be forced to pay for this mandated healthcare coverage. From what we understand, a deal was arranged in order for the senate leadership to garner the Nebraska senator’s vote for this healthcare proposal. How is it fair to taxpayers in other states if these back-door deals say if you vote for this legislation, your taxpayers back home in Nebraska do not have to pay their share of this healthcare mandate? This deal is an unfair way to handle the healthcare debate and Ohio’s taxpayers are being placed at a financial disadvantage.

We also have concerns with the proposal that allows Florida citizens to keep their Medicare Advantage plan at no additional cost to the state. Why should Florida’s Medicare recipients have an advantage over Ohio’s and receive better coverage?

We believe that Ohio taxpayers are being placed at a disadvantage during the discussions that are occurring at the federal level. Though the outcome of the final legislative product remains to be seen, we question the constitutionality of the deals that were reached for the states of Nebraska and Florida.

We respectfully urge you to join other Attorney Generals from across the United States to file a lawsuit on behalf of the hardworking tax payers of Ohio and challenge these “exclusive” behind-the-scene deals should they become a part of the final legislation.
We are encouraged that you have written to the Ohio Congressional delegation to express your concern with the Nebraska language that is currently being discussed. We invite you to sign onto a letter that our caucus will be sending to the Ohio delegation to convey our concerns. As Ohio’s economy and tax dollars are critical, this should be a non-partisan issue that we can unite together to show the federal government that Ohio’s hardworking citizens will not foot the expanded Medicaid program for other state’s citizens. We look forward to you joining us to convey this message.

 

 
Associated Builders and Contractors endorse Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 03.26.2010
 

Associated Builders and Contractors of Ohio, Inc. (ABC of Ohio) announced its unanimous endorsement of Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State on Friday, March 26.

“As state representative, Seth Morgan demonstrated he has the character and strength to be a strong, independent and trustworthy watchdog of the Ohio treasury,” said Thaddeus Claggett, Chairman of the ABC of Ohio board.

Associated Builders and Contractors is the largest construction association devoted to the merit shop contractor. ABC of Ohio is comprised of three Ohio chapters, representing nearly 1,000 companies. In all, 77 chapters in a nationwide federation represent 25,000 member companies with 2 million employees across the U.S.

"Seth’s strong support in the business community is a validation that business leaders want a certified public accountant in the auditor’s office. He has the record as city councilman and state representative of supporting policies that help businesses grow,” Claggett said.

"As a CPA, Seth Morgan has a keen understanding of how to audit Ohio’s many divisions of state and local government. But being Auditor of State also requires a person who has demonstrated the courage of his convictions. Seth Morgan did just that when he successfully stood up to Governor Strickland’s effort to hide important policy information from Ohio policy makers. Seth Morgan made Ohio government more transparent and more accountable as state representative. As Auditor of State, he’ll continue that openness which will protect taxpayer funds from waste, fraud and theft,” Claggett said.

Seth Morgan, CPA has received the Brown, Cuyahoga, Greene, Lake, Madison, Miami, Scioto, and Summit County Republican Party endorsements. Morgan is the only statewide candidate endorsed by the Ohio Tea Party PAC, which represents most of the Tea Party, 912, and Liberty groups organizations in Ohio. Additionally, he is endorsed by Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, Family First PAC, several social conservatives and tea party leaders. 

 

 
Buckeye Firearms Association endorses Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 03.24.2010
 

The Buckeye Firearm Association endorsed Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State on Wednesday, March 24. The association endorsed both Seth Morgan, CPA and Delaware County Prosecutor Dave Yost for Auditor of State.


"Seth Morgan is a strong defender of your right to bear arms. As a State Representative, Seth introduced a bill to make guns made and sold in Ohio free of federal firearms regulations. There is no doubt that Seth Morgan understands our second amendment rights," said Jim Irvine, President of Buckeye Firearms Association.

Seth Morgan, CPA is a member of the National Rifle Association, is a concealed carry permit holder, and owns several guns.

"I'm a very proud gun owner and gun rights advocate. This endorsement is a badge of honor for me," said Seth Morgan, CPA. "I believe deeply in second amendment rights, have a record of defending and practicing them, and support this great organization."

Additionally, Seth introduced House Bill 315, which seeks to "provide that ammunition, firearms, and firearm accessories that are manufactured and remain in Ohio are not subject to federal laws and regulations derived under Congress' authority to regulate interstate commerce and to require the words "Made in Ohio" be stamped on a central metallic part of any firearm manufactured and sold in Ohio. Also, Seth Morgan, CPA is a co-sponsor of HB129, an "Alaska-style" concealed carry reform bill.

Seth Morgan, CPA has received the Brown, Cuyahoga, Greene, Lake, Madison, Miami, Scioto, and Summit County Republican Party endorsements. Morgan is the only statewide candidate endorsed by the Ohio Tea Party PAC, which represents most of the Tea Party, 912, and Liberty groups organizations in Ohio. Additionally, he is endorsed by Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, Family First PAC, several social conservatives and tea party leaders. 

 

 
Lake County GOP endorses Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 03.23.2010
 

Lake County Republican Party endorsed Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State on Monday, March 22.

The Lake County endorsement comes after Seth Morgan, CPA was unamiously endorsed by Summit County Republican Party and the Miami County Republican Party Convention over the weekend. The unofficial Troy Daily News results from the Convention is 256 for Seth Morgan and 112 for Dave Yost.

"The momentum and groundswell of support for Seth Morgan is astounding," said Rob Scott, Friends of Seth Morgan Communications Director. "The people of Ohio have overwhelmingly declared their candidate for Auditor of State is Seth Morgan because he is the most qualified for Auditor from either party."

Both Seth Morgan, CPA and Delaware County Prosecutor Dave Yost were in attendance for the Lake County GOP endorsement.

Seth Morgan, CPA has received the Brown, Cuyahoga, Greene, Lake, Madison, Miami, Scioto, and Summit County Republican Party endorsements. Morgan is the only statewide candidate endorsed by the Ohio Tea Party PAC, which represents most of the Tea Party, 912, and Liberty groups organizations in Ohio. Additionally, he is endorsed by Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, Family First PAC, several social conservatives and tea party leaders. 

 

 
Seth Morgan, CPA receives endorsements from Miami County GOP Convention and Summit County GOP
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 03.22.2010
 

Auditor of State candidate Seth Morgan, CPA was endorsed by the Miami County Republican Party Convention on Sunday and unanimously endorsed by the Summit County Republican Party on Saturday. 
 
"These endorsements show the momentum and breadth of support that Seth Morgan has and why he is best suited to be Ohio's next auditor," said Rob Scott, Friends of Seth Morgan Communications Director. "The people have chosen their candidate and its Seth Morgan."
 
The Miami County Republican Party Convention is the only county which holds a convention which is similiar to the national political party conventions. The members and delegates at the convention overwhelmingly endorsed Seth Morgan for Auditor of State. Both Seth Morgan, CPA and Delaware Prosecutor Dave Yost were in attendance at the convention.
 
Seth Morgan, CPA has received the Brown, Cuyahoga, Greene, Madison, Miami, Scioto, and Summit County Republican Party endorsements. Morgan is the only statewide candidate endorsed by the Ohio Tea Party PAC, which represents most of the Tea Party, 912, and Liberty groups organizations in Ohio. Additionally, he is endorsed by Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, Family First PAC, several social conservatives and tea party leaders. 

 

 
Terry Huber, of Huber Heights, joins Friends of Seth Morgan campaign as Honorary Finance Chair
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 03.15.2010
 

Terry Huber, wife of the late Charles Huber, has joined the Friends of Seth Morgan campaign as honorary finance chairwoman.

"Mrs. Huber is a well known and highly respected woman here in Huber Heights and Montgomery County. Her financial commitment to Seth's candidacy demonstrates the continuing trend of business and community leaders investing in Seth's campaign. They know the importance of this race, and that Seth is clearly the best candidate of either Party to serve as Auditor of State," said Rob Scott, Friends of Seth Morgan Communications Director.

Charles Huber was the chief visionary and builder of Huber Heights, Ohio, which has grown to almost 40,000 people and is the third largest city in Montgomery County, Ohio, after Dayton and Kettering.  A growing and thriving community, Huber Heights was given its start by entrepreneur Charles Huber.  Terry Huber maintains her late husband's business and promotes the Huber Heights community when given the opportunity.

"I've been represented by Seth Morgan since he started in public service. I first got to know Seth as my Council Member in Ward 3 of Huber Heights. Today, I know him as an effective leader and outstanding member of our community. I've watched Seth stand up when it counted both in Huber Heights and in the Ohio House of Representatives. We're lucky he is standing up again because we clearly need someone of his character and qualification as Auditor of State," said Terry Huber.

 "I'm glad to play a role in helping secure the financial means necessary to assist Seth in this worthy endeavor," Huber said.

 

 
Ohio Tea Party movement endorses Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 03.12.2010
 

The Ohio Tea Party PAC, the newly formed PAC of the Ohio Liberty Council, has endorsed Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State. The Ohio Liberty Council is composed of Ohio's Tea Party groups, 912 groups, and other grassroots groups throughout Ohio.

Requiring a 7/8th's majority of the Ohio groups, the Ohio Tea Party PAC voted to endorse Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State. All statewide races were considered, but Seth Morgan, CPA was the only candidate chosen to be endorsed. Additionally, Seth Morgan, CPA is the first Tea Party endorsed statewide candidate of 2010.

"7/8ths of Tea Party and other like minded groups choosing to endorse a candidate is a strong statement. It means they have embraced someone as embodying their values. That does not come easily," said Chris Littleton, President of the Ohio Liberty Council and the Cincinnati Tea Party.

"Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin DeWine said that the Republican Party needs to listen to the Tea Party movement. Well, the movement has spoken and said they want Seth Morgan as Auditor," said Rob Scott, Friends of Seth Morgan Communications Director. "The Ohio Tea Party movement is behind Seth Morgan."  

On Sunday, March 7, Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin DeWine explained the importance of the Tea Party movement by saying "every candidate and elected official should be wise to heed its warning ... and the Party that fails to listen will pay a heavy price."

To see Ohio Republican Chairman Kevin DeWine's remarks: CLICK HERE

The Ohio Liberty Council was initiated by members across Ohio composing of most of Ohio's Tea Party groups, 912 groups, the Ohio Freedom Alliance, and the Campaign for Liberty in June 2009. The OLC was created among all of these groups in Ohio to work together. The Council was conceived as a way to get all liberty minded groups and individuals in Ohio connected and communicating on issues and activities.

Members of the Ohio Liberty Council include:

Akron Tea Party, Americans Against Government Excess, Ashland Tea Party, Ashtabula  County Patriots, Athens Tea Party, Buckeye Firearms Association, Canton Tea Party, Cincinnati Tea Party, Central Ohio 912 Project, The Children of Liberty, Chillicothe Tea Party, Cincinnati 912 Project, Columbiana County Tea Party, Columbus Tea Party, Cleveland Tea Party, Dayton Tea Party, Defiance Freedom, Eastern Ohio Concerned Citizens, Findlay 912 Project, The Forgotten Man, Grand Lake Patriots, Hamilton Tea Party, Holmes County Liberty Coalition, Homemakers for America, Holgate Tea Party, If You Believe, Knox County 912 Project, Lancaster Tea Party, Lorain County 912 Project, The Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party Association, Marietta OH 912 Project, Medina County Friends and Neighbors, Mentor 912 Group, North Central Ohio Conservatives, Ohio Freedom Alliance, Organizing for Freedom, Ottawa Tea Party, Patriots Unite, Portage County Tea Party, Sons of Liberty Riders, Springboro Tea Party, Springfield Tea Party, Stark 912 Patriots, Summit 912 Project , Union County 912, WALNUT, West Central Ohio 912, Wilmington 912 Project , Wellsville Tea Party, Westlake 912 Project, Wooster 912 Project, Van Wert Tea Party, Young Americans for Liberty - OSU, Young Americans for Liberty - University of Cincinnati, and Zanesville Patriots.

Seth Morgan, CPA has received the Brown, Cuyahoga, Greene, Madison and Scioto Republican Party endorsements. Additionally, he is endorsed by Summit County Republican Party Chairman Alex Arshinkoff and supported by Montgomery County Republican Chairman Greg Gantt, Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, Family First PAC, several social conservatives and tea party leaders, and more.
 
Seth Morgan, CPA was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2008 after serving seven years on the Huber Heights City Council. He is a Small Business Owner and Certified Public Accountant. For more information about Seth Morgan visit www.SethMorgan.org

 

 
Seth Morgan, CPA receives unanimous endorsement from Madison County Republican Party for Auditor of State
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 03.11.2010
 

Auditor of State candidate Seth Morgan, CPA was endorsed by the Madison County Republican Party on Thursday, March 11. The vote was unanimous for Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State.
 
"Seth's qualifications as a certified public accountant coupled with his record inspires many to support him," said Rob Scott, Friends of Seth Morgan Communications Director. "This endorsement confirms that Seth has a tidal wave of support across Ohio."
 
Seth Morgan, CPA has received the Brown, Cuyahoga, Greene, and Scioto County Republican Party endorsements. Additionally, he is endorsed by Summit County Republican Party Chairman Alex Arshinkoff and supported by Montgomery County Republican Party Chairman Greg Gantt, Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, Family First PAC, several social conservatives and tea party leaders, and more.

 

 
Seth Morgan, CPA receives Scioto County Republican Party and Mansfield North Central Tea Party endorsements for Auditor of State
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 03.09.2010
 

Auditor of State candidate Seth Morgan, CPA was endorsed by both the Scioto County Republican Party and the Mansfield North Central Tea Party on Tuesday, March 9.
 
"Seth Morgan clearly is the peoples' candidate for Auditor of State," said Rob Scott, Friends of Seth Morgan Communications Director. "Not only is he garnering support of county Republican parties across Ohio, but also is supported by the Tea Party movement. Ohio Republican Chairman Kevin DeWine said just this week what an integral role the tea party movement will play in this year's election."

Additionally, the Knox County Republican Party , which neighbors Delaware County, chose not to endorse either candidate in the Auditor of State's race but to allow the voters in Knox County make their endorsement on May 4.
 
Seth Morgan, CPA has received the Brown, Cuyahoga and Greene County Republican Party endorsements. Additionally, he is supported by Montgomery County Republican Chairman Greg Gantt and is endorsed by Summit County Republican Party Chairman Alex Arshinkoff, Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, Family First PAC, several social conservatives, tea party leaders, state legislators and other grassroots leaders.

 

 
Seth Morgan, CPA supports grassroots campaign to end Ohio's Death Tax
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 03.08.2010
 

Auditor of State candidate Seth Morgan, CPA announces his support today of Citizens United to End Ohio’s Estate Tax.

“I applaud this grassroots campaign to end Ohio’s Death Tax and urge all Ohioans to join me in supporting this effort to begin the process of returning Ohio back to economic prosperity,” said Seth Morgan, CPA.

“Working families in Ohio have already paid considerable taxes on any money saved during their lifetime, and taxing their hard earned money again at death is unfair, arbitrary and bad for job creation. Additionally, Ohioans are at an added disadvantage because Ohio is one of only a handful of states that levies a death tax at the state level,” Morgan said.
 
Citizens United to End Ohio’s Estate Tax is a grassroots statutory initiative campaign to end the harmful death tax effective Dec. 31, 2012. The campaign is being supported by fiscal and social conservatives, tea party activists, business and industry groups from across Ohio. For more information, visit www.endohioestatetax.com

 

 
Citizens for Community Values Action PAC & Statewide Family Values Leaders Endorse Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 03.04.2010
 

Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, a widely known and respected family values organization from Southwest Ohio, along with a list of respected family values leaders from around the state, have endorsed Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State. 

Seth has received the following personal endorsements:

Phil Burress, President, Citizens for Community Values
Kevin Craft, PAC Board Member, Ohio Right to Life
Christi Dodson, Executive Director, Dayton Right to Life
Kimberly Fletcher, President & Founder, Homemakers for America
Bobbi Radek, Director, Concerned Women for America (Ohio)
Barry Sheets, Governmental Affairs Director, Citizens for Community Values
Thea Shoemake, Homeschool Leader, Southwest Ohio
Debbie Smith, Warren County Right to Life
Molly Smith, Executive Director, Cleveland Right to Life
Mark Stevenson, Christian Home Educators Stark County Association
Diane Stover, Director, Northeast Ohio Values Voters
Linda Theis, Former President and Current Member Trustee, Ohio Right to Life
Lori Viars, PAC Board Member, Ohio Right to Life
Lori Willmann, Member Trustee, Ohio Right to Life

Phil Burress, President of Citizens for Community Values and Chairman of the CCV Action PAC, released the following statement:

“Citizens for Community Values Action PAC is honored to endorse Representative Seth Morgan for Auditor of State.  As a certified public accountant and small business owner, he is highly qualified to serve as Ohio’s next auditor.  Seth’s positions on small government, school choice, abortion, institution of marriage, responsible spending and taxation make him an exceptional candidate.

Since CCV Action PAC’s inception in 2004, we have tracked Seth’s service on Huber Heights City Council and found him to be conservative on issues that matter to the family.  Every resident in the state of Ohio will be well served when Seth Morgan becomes our next auditor.”

“I thank CCV’s Action PAC, and all of my friends within the Christian conservative movement, for their support of my candidacy.  As Auditor of State, I will continue to be an advocate for family values that these fine folks fight hard for everyday,” said Seth Morgan.

 

 
Morgan campaign questions Dave Yost about campaign associate who admitted to public corruption
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 03.04.2010
 

Friends of Seth Morgan sent Delaware County Prosecutor Dave Yost a letter today voicing concerns about his and his campaign's relationship with an individual involved in his campaign leadership team who admitted to public corruption charges.

"This is a serious issue and calls into question Dave's judgment for associating with someone who has a history of impropriety and violating the public trust," said Rob Scott, Communications Director for the Friends of Seth Morgan.

"Dave claims to have fought public corruption yet has someone intimately involved in his campaign who plead guilty to it. Ohio's Auditor of State must be above reproach and be sensitive to issues of public corruption." Scott said.
 
Seth Morgan, CPA was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2008 after serving seven years on the Huber Heights City Council. He is a Small Business Owner and Certified Public Accountant. For more information about Seth Morgan visit www.SethMorgan.org.

SEE LETTER BELOW:

March 4, 2010

 Mr. David A. Yost

Dear Dave,

 It has been brought to my attention through past media reports in the Dayton Daily News, the Cincinnati Enquirer, other media outlets, and recent news blogs that you have associated on both of your campaigns, running for Ohio Attorney General and now Auditor of State, an individual that admitted to public corruption charges.

 The public insists the Auditor of State to be above reproach and demands the Auditor to have high ethical standards due to the sensitive nature of the cases the office handles. Even the hint of impropriety would be damaging to the reputation and the public trust of the Auditor's office. That is the reason why the ethical standards for professional auditors such as Seth Morgan, CPA are some of the highest found among any professional group.

 Mr. Matt Borges, your campaign spokesman and member of your campaign leadership team, admitted to public corruption charges in July 2004 when he was Chief of Staff to State Treasurer Joe Deters. Borges pleaded guilty to one count of improper use of public office. Court documents indicate he gave preferential treatment to certain brokers who made contributions to Deters' re-election campaign.

 Mr. Borges may be a very skilled professional and I don't claim to have any special knowledge of what did or didn't happen in the Treasurer's office at the time he chose to plead guilty to these charges. However, the fact that Mr. Borges did plead guilty to corruption charges and you still  have seen fit to allow him to play a very visible role in your campaign could raise serious questions in the public's mind regarding the standards you would use should you prevail and succeed in being elected Ohio's next State Auditor.

 I urge you to disassociate your campaign from Mr. Borges and to exercise greater care in the future regarding those who become part of your team.

Respectfully,

Emery Phipps
Political Director
Friends of Seth Morgan

 

 
Cuyahoga County GOP endorses Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 03.02.2010
 

Auditor of State candidate Seth Morgan, CPA was endorsed by the Cuyahoga County Republican Party on Tuesday, March 2.
 
“Seth Morgan is the most qualified candidate of either party for Auditor of State,” said Rob Scott, Friends of Seth Morgan Communications Director. “Cuyahoga’s endorsement solidifies Seth’s support across Ohio.”
 
During the endorsement meeting, former Ohio Republican Chairman Bob Bennett moved to endorse both Auditor of State candidates Seth Morgan, CPA and Dave Yost which was promptly struck down. Immediately after, the Cuyahoga County Republican Central Committee endorsed Seth Morgan overwhelmingly for Auditor of State.

Both Morgan and his primary opponent Delaware County Prosecutor Dave Yost were in attendance to ask for the county’s endorsement for state auditor. The Cuyahoga County endorsement is the third county endorsement Seth Morgan, CPA has received.

 

 
Several influential Ohio legislators endorse Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 03.01.2010
 

The list of support for Auditor of State candidate Seth Morgan, CPA, continues to expand with a group of influential legislators have announced their public support for his candidacy for Auditor of State. 

Legislators for Morgan are:

State Representative John Adams (78th District), Minority Whip
State Representative Pete Beck (67th District)
State Representative Terry Blair (38th District)
State representative Terry Boose (58th District)
State Representative Danny Bubp (88th District)
State Representative Dave Burke (83rd District)
State Representative Courtney Eric Combs (54th District)
State Senator Tim Grendell (18th District)
State Representative Dave Hall (97th District)
State Representative Cliff Hite (76th District)
State Representative Ron Maag (35th District)
State Representative Jarrod Martin (70th District)
State Representative Jeff McClain (82nd District)
State Representative Margaret Ann Ruhl (90th District)
State Representative Barb Sears (46th District)
State Representative Joe Uecker (66th District)
State Representative Lynn Wachtmann (75th District)

"It is becoming clearer with each day that Seth Morgan has the people's endorsement for this race," said State Representative and Minority Whip John Adams. "Seth has a great reputation for being an unflinching conservative, true to his word. Seth Morgan is drawing support from all corners of the state, and I can't think of a better CPA to continue the excellent work of Mary Taylor."

"My fellow legislators supporting me as the more qualified candidate continues to add to the broad support that my campaign is gathering throughout Ohio," said Seth Morgan, CPA.

Seth Morgan, CPA was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2008 after serving seven years on the Huber Heights City Council. He is a Small Business Owner and Certified Public Accountant. For more information about Seth Morgan visit www.SethMorgan.org.

 

 
Summit County GOP Chairman Alex Arshinkoff endorses Seth Morgan, CPA for Auditor of State
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 02.25.2010
 

Alex Arshinkoff, Chairman of the Summit County Republican Party and statewide Republican leader, has endorsed Seth Morgan for Auditor of State.

“Seth clearly is the most qualified candidate to be Ohio’s next auditor. He espouses many of Mary Taylor’s qualities as a state auditor candidate, and voters made it clear in 2006 having a CPA as their fiscal watchdog is important. Seth is a fresh face with bold ideas, and the excitement his campaign is generating is just what our ticket needs to beat the Democrats in the fall,” said Summit County Republican Party Chairman Alex Arshinkoff.

“I’m honored to have the public support of Chairman Arshinkoff,” said Seth Morgan, CPA.  “Alex is a longstanding, respected leader within the Republican establishment here in Ohio, and to gain his endorsement is truly exciting for this campaign and adds to my campaigns broad support throughout Ohio.”  

Alex Arshinkoff is largely considered to be the leading county party chairman in Ohio, and has served in that position for 33 years. Chairman Arshinkoff made his first run for office at age 18, while a student at The University of Akron, seeking election to the City Council's 5th Ward in Akron.  At age 23, he became one of the youngest county Republican chairman in Ohio.

 

 
Seth Morgan, CPA receives Family First endorsement for Auditor of State
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 02.24.2010
 

Auditor of State candidate Seth Morgan, CPA was endorsed by Family First PAC for Auditor of State.

“Family First is honored to endorse Representative Seth Morgan CPA for Auditor of State.  Seth Morgan has a proven record on the issues of limited government, school choice, pro-life, the sanctity of marriage, and responsible spending and taxation,” said Lori Viars, Executive Director of Family First.

“Seth has proven himself as a solid fiscal conservative and social conservative, as well as a man of integrity. With his credentials and experience as a CPA, Ohioans could not ask for a more qualified watchdog for our tax dollars," Viars of Lebanon, Ohio, said.
 
Family First is a conservative political action committee serving Ohio and Northern Kentucky. More info can be found at www.familyfirstpac.org.

To read the Dayton Daily News story: Click here

 

 
Seth Morgan, CPA sends Dave Yost letter on improper campaign phrasing
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 02.23.2010
 

Auditor of State candidate Seth Morgan, CPA sent Delaware County Prosecutor Dave Yost a letter today asking him to cease using the phrase ‘only one who’s been an auditor.’ The phrase was included on Dave Yost’s Web site, the Ohio Republican Party Web site and campaign literature.

“We would appreciate Dave Yost being honest and upfront with the voters of Ohio,” said Rob Scott, Communications Director for the Friends of Seth Morgan. “Only someone who has never received professional training as an auditor would somehow believe that only elective office makes one an auditor.”
 
SEE LETTER BELOW:

February 22, 2010

Mr. David A. Yost
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Dear Dave,
It has been brought to my attention that you, now joined by ORP, are persisting in misunderstanding what it means to be an auditor.

Your web site had claimed that your are “the ONLY Auditor In the Race”. As I made clear to you when we both appeared before the Brown County Republican Central Committee, that claim is false and misleading.

I am a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), someone certified to perform financial audits, and I have done so. You are not a CPA and your qualifications would not allow you under Ohio law to perform financial audits in the private sector. You served in that elective capacity at one time but you are not currently in that office nor are you trained to be a financial auditor.

As a result of that discussion you changed your web site. I had been prepared to applaud you for having the courage to admit your mistake and to take corrective action.

However, it has now come to my attention that your new campaign literature persists in misleading the public. That literature repeats the false claim that you are the “only one who’s been an auditor….” You and your wife were seen distributing this literature as recently as this past weekend.

What’s more, the Ohio Republican Party’s web site repeats this false claim with its statement that “David Yost is the only candidate for state auditor who has actually been an auditor.”

Only someone who has never received professional training as an auditor would somehow believe that only elective office makes one an auditor.

I respectfully ask that you cease the use of such language in public and on your literature. And I respectfully ask the ORP to do the same.

I have been advised that these issues may violate portions of the Ohio Revised Code and could be brought to the Ohio Elections Commission.

It is my hope that you will voluntarily cease this activity before any such action would be required.

Respectfully,
Seth A. Morgan, CPA
Representative 36th District Ohio House
Candidate for Auditor of State

 

 
Dayton Daily News: Seth Morgan has good reason to seize the moment
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 02.19.2010
 

The Dayton Daily News editorial writer Martin Gottlieb wrote a stunning editorial about Auditor of State candidate Seth Morgan, CPA.

Click here to read.

 

 

 
Morgan receives Greene County GOP endorsement
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 02.18.2010
 

Auditor of State candidate Seth Morgan, CPA was endorsed by the Greene County Republican Party with 60 percent of the vote on Thursday, February 18.

“Seth Morgan continues to be recognized as the most qualified candidate of either party for Auditor of State,” said Rob Scott, Friends of Seth Morgan Communications Director. “This endorsement further builds on the huge base of support Seth has gathered across Ohio.”

Ohio Republican Chairman Kevin DeWine currently serves as a Greene County Central Committee member and resides in the county. Both Morgan and his primary opponent Delaware County Prosecutor Dave Yost were in attendance to ask for the county’s endorsement for state auditor. The Greene County endorsement is the second county endorsement Seth Morgan has received in more than a week.

 

 
Seth Morgan, CPA files petitions for Ohio State Auditor
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 02.17.2010
 

Auditor of State candidate Seth Morgan, CPA filed his petitions today with the Ohio Secretary of State's office containing 2,215 signatures.
 
"Seth Morgan's petitions have signatures of support from all four corners of Ohio," said Rob Scott, Friends of Seth Morgan Communications Director. "All of Seth's petitions were circulated totally by volunteers."
   
Seth Morgan, CPA was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2008 after serving seven years on the Huber Heights City Council. He is a Small Business Owner and Certified Public Accountant. For more information about Seth Morgan visit www.SethMorgan.org.

 

 
Seth Morgan is endorsed overwhelmingly by Brown County GOP
Author:  Rob Scott
Date: 02.11.2010
 

Auditor of State candidate Seth Morgan, CPA was endorsed by the Brown County Republican Party with 75 percent of the vote on Thursday, Feb. 11.

“Republican leaders in Brown County selected Seth Morgan overwhelmingly,” said Rob Scott, Friends of Seth Morgan Communications Director. “This is just another example of leaders across our state publicly recognizing that Seth Morgan is the most qualified candidate of either party for Auditor of State.”

Both Morgan and Delaware County Prosecutor Dave Yost were in attendance to ask for the county’s endorsement for state auditor. Yost received 13 percent of the vote.

“This endorsement further solidifies the base of support Seth is gathering across the state. Not only is he being supported by the leaders of conservative organizations statewide as well as the Tea Party movement, the Republican ‘establishment’ is joining these groups and proclaiming Seth as their candidate for Auditor no matter what the Party ‘elite’ want the rank and file to believe”, said Emery Phipps, Friends of Seth Morgan Political Director. The Brown County Republican Party waived party rules in order to endorse Seth Morgan for Auditor of State.

 

 

 

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