David Thomas Announces His Candidacy for Ashtabula County Auditor
Austinburg, Ohio – Austinburg Township Fiscal Officer David Thomas announces his candidacy for the office of Ashtabula County Auditor in the November 2018 election.
Accessibility and advocacy on behalf of county residents will be a top priority for Thomas in serving as County Auditor. “In my current position as Austinburg Fiscal Officer, I have focused on making local government more responsive to the needs of our community by being transparent in our finances and our decision making. I share policy updates and financial information with our citizens, and advocate for our residents on issues important to them. These actions help develop certainty, trust, and confidence in government which spurs investment in our area,” shares Thomas.
A lifelong resident of Ashtabula County, Thomas served on Austinburg Township’s zoning board at the age of 16, easing zoning regulations on business. As a college student at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, he worked in state and federal government positions, including in the Columbus Statehouse, in the United State House of Representatives, and for the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C. Yet, he chose to return to Ashtabula County because he believes government at the local level is most rewarding. Thomas is employed full time at Grand River Academy and is completing his Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Baldwin Wallace University.
Thomas is a coalition leader for the Ohioans for Payday Loan Reform, a 2011 graduate of Youth Leadership, and a 2016 graduate of Ashtabula County Leadership. He also serves as board member of the Geneva Rotary Club, After School Discovery, and as Treasurer for the Ashtabula County Township Association and the Missions Fund at Ashtabula First Church of the Nazarene, where he is a member.