New Philadelphia, Ohio - Ohio’s secretary of state is spending his first two weeks on the job touring county boards of elections and meeting with people from around the state that he’ll serve for at least the next four years.
Republican Frank LaRose came to Tuscarawas County Wednesday and met with local elections officials before attending a Fraternal Order of Police gathering. He says he felt right at home at the FOP lodge.
“I spent 10 years in the military, and I lot of the men and women that I served with in the military went on to law enforcement careers,” he says. “This is a group that I care about, value their service to the community, and they asked me to be here at there event tonight, so I was happy to come. “
At the county elections office, LaRose says he was impressed with our up-to-date voting equipment and knowledgeable board.
Republicans and Democrats come together and work every day to run elections. That’s what your board of elections is all about, and you all in Tuscarawas County have a great one,” he says. “They’re doing a good job and run efficient elections that are secure and accessible, make sure every Ohioan who lives in this county has the ability to cast a ballot.”
LaRose says he’s still getting acquainted with his staff and adjusting to working with his new team just two weeks after being sworn in.