GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia County Republican Party will be holding its fall rally at the Bossard Memorial Library at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 before the coming November election to share food, fellowship and to hear Ohio Auditor Dave Yost speak.
Yost has announced his intention to run for state attorney general in 2018.
According to Gallia Republican Chairperson Anita Moore, the event will provide pulled pork with all the “fixings” and is open to the public.
According to information provided by the Gallia Republican Party, Yost began his career as an award-wining newspaper reporter for the Columbus Citizen-Journal and later practiced law with Burkam, Yost and Fuller in Delaware, before serving on city council and becoming the county auditor. He served for eight years as the elected prosecutor for Delaware County, winning the first capital murder case in the county’s history and claims to have taken down the county’s largest crime ring.
Yost has served as Ohio’s 32nd auditor. His team says its work has led to criminal convictions for 135 former public officials and found more than $220 million in efficiency savings for government. The auditor says his priorities will be to focus on human trafficking, the opioid epidemic and supporting law enforcement officers in the performance of their duties, if he is elected attorney general.
Yost received his law degree from Capital University and served in the offices of past Columbus Mayor Buck Rinehart as well as past Ohio Governor George Voinovich.
He shares three children with his wife Darlene and three grandchildren. They live together in Franklin County.