Secretary of State Candidate Frank LaRose Reaches 88-County Milestone
Columbus – Ohio Secretary of State candidate Frank LaRose yesterday reached an important milestone by campaigning in all of Ohio’s 88 counties in advance of next year’s statewide election. LaRose capped his visit to each of the state’s counties by attending the Gallia County GOP Fall Roundup last night.
“As I’ve traveled all over Ohio, I’ve gained a new appreciation for the diversity of our citizen’s perspectives and interests. It is clear to me, though, that all Ohioans care deeply about fair and honest elections,” said LaRose. “As a first time statewide candidate, I made it a priority to visit each of our counties and learn more about Ohioans’ expectations for their next secretary of state. I love our state and its people and will work hard to earn their support over the next year by demonstrating that I am the best candidate to serve as Ohio’s chief elections officer.”
At community picnics, holiday parades, civic meetings and GOP functions, LaRose has shared his agenda with voters for ensuring the integrity and efficiency of elections; fighting fraud; and advancing the office’s high quality business services.
As a state senator, LaRose has written laws that protect the integrity of the ballot box, modernize voter registration and prevent voter fraud. He has also worked to cut burdensome regulations on small businesses and streamline communication between state government and small business owners.
A decorated combat veteran, LaRose earned the Bonze Star for his service in Iraq as an Army Green Beret. He has defended U.S. interests around the world including in Iraq, Kosovo, Africa, Oman and on the US/Mexico Border serving with the U.S. Special Forces and as a member of the 101st Airborne Division. LaRose is a graduate of The Ohio State University. He lives in Hudson with his wife Lauren and their three young daughters.