COLUMBUS – After a review of campaign finance materials submitted by Ohio State Representative Nino Vitale, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose referred Rep. Vitale to the Ohio Elections Commission for alleged and apparent violations of campaign finance law. The referral follows a comprehensive review that began June 6th after Rep. Vitale submitted a blank campaign finance report one day after the June 5th campaign finance deadline.
“I swore an oath to uphold the law, so when I see an apparent violation of our state’s campaign finance statutes, I am duty bound to refer it to the Ohio Elections Commission.” said LaRose. “All public officials must be held accountable.”
The Secretary of State’s Office routinely examines campaign finance reports filed with the state, and commonly works with candidates and campaign committees to ensure transparency and compliance is achieved.