"When I came into the Treasurer's office in 2011, Ohio's financial ranking was 43rd in the country. Today, Ohio's financial ranking is 7th in the country."

- Treasurer Josh Mandel

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Meet Josh

Josh Mandel, elected Ohio Treasurer in 2010, is a Marine Corps veteran who served two tours in Iraq. First elected State Representative in 2006, Josh knocked on 19,679 doors and wore out three pairs of shoes, winning a district with overwhelming support from Democrats, Republicans and Independents. Under Treasurer Mandel’s watch, Ohio’s financial ranking has improved from 43rd in the country in 2011 to 7th in the country now.

Josh’s number one priority is the protection of Ohio’s tax dollars. As Ohio Treasurer, his sound fiscal management has kept our tax dollars safe and secure. Along the way, Josh voluntarily cut his budget every year in office, saving $6 million for Ohioans.

Josh lives in northeast Ohio with his wife, Ilana, and 18 month old daughter, Rosie.

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Meet Josh Mandel

Record of Results

Josh Mandel has a record of results as Ohio Treasurer. Ohio's Financial ranking was 43rd in the country in 2011, and was ranked 7th in the country in 2014. Among the two organizations that ranked the Fiscal conditions of the states, Ohio achieved the largest improvement of any state in the nation. In addition to being endorsed for re-election by the Ohio Society of CPAs, Josh Mandel has been recognized nationally for his leadership in the Ohio Treasurer’s office. He was presented with the Association of Government Accountants' (AGA) award for "Excellence in Financial Management". Mandel was the only state treasurer in the country to win the award.

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Growing Our Economy

For Ohio’s economy to continue heading in the right direction, citizens must have confidence that their tax dollars are being protected and invested with the highest integrity. Mandel earned a AAA rating in the Ohio Treasurer’s office on the multibillion dollar investment fund he manages on behalf of cities, schools and communities. Ohio’s financial ranking has improved from 43rd in the country in 2011 to seventh in the country today.

Josh also believes that a strong next-generation workforce is critical to our economic success.

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Increasing Transparency

Josh Mandel has been committed to government transparency by shining sunlight on state finances. For the first time in Ohio government history, Treasurer Mandel put over 60,000 state employee salaries and over 300,000 local school district education employee salaries online in a fully searchable database, generating more than 1.3 million searches in the first month alone. Treasurer Mandel is now working with the legislature to put the state’s entire checkbook online. This will help taxpayers hold public officials and bureaucrats accountable, and empower an army of online citizen auditors to search, sort and compare state spending to help root out waste, fraud and abuse.

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Integrity

Treasurer Mandel restored integrity and accountability to the office, and implemented reforms following one of the largest bribery and kickback schemes in Ohio government history under the prior Administration. He assisted with the investigation that ultimately led to the indictment of the former administration’s deputy treasurer, a lobbyist, broker and co-conspirator, who pleaded guilty for their roles in siphoning over $3.2 million from the Treasury. The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) presented Treasurer Mandel with their Public Integrity Award, in recognition of his office's "outstanding contributions to responsible and ethical conduct in public service."

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