COLUMBUS, OHIO 8/25/06 – Today the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants announced their endorsement of Republican Betty Montgomery in the Attorney General contest. The association, which represents 23,500 members, cited Montgomery's extensive experience and superior qualifications as making her the better candidate in this race.
"Our screening committee and our society's board were impressed by Betty's background and experience," said Clark Price, President and CEO of the association. "We strongly believe that she is the candidate who will best serve the citizens of Ohio."
The Ohio Society of CPAs, a professional association established almost a century ago, represents certified public accountants in business, education, government and public accounting. Members of the society embrace the highest standards of professional and ethical performance through a rigorous commitment to continuing education, a comprehensive quality review requirement and compliance with a strict code of professional conduct.
Montgomery was honored to receive the support of this reputable organization. "I very much respect this society and their mission of serving the public interest. During my many years serving the public, I have dedicated myself to their same high ethical and professional standards," she said.
Montgomery has a record of strong fiscal management. As Auditor of State, she has made cutting waste and fraud from her office a top priority. In her first 18 months on the job, her office identified more than $180 million in misspent or stolen tax dollars, leading to nearly 30 convictions of those who would abuse the public trust. She has also consolidated her office, maintaining productivity with a 10 percent reduction in staff and nearly $10 million in budget cuts.
The Ohio Society of CPAs joins an impressive list of organizations that have recently endorsed Montgomery, including the Toledo Police Patrolman's Association (TPPA), the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio (FOP), the Ohio Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), and the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association (OCSEA).
Friday, August 25, 2006
Montgomery Earns the Support of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
Kathryn from the Montgomery campaign just sent us this: