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Week 2: Mandel Calls New Allegations In Treasurer’s Office Cronyism Scandal A “Non-Issue,” Despite Campaigning Against Cronyism In 2010

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Following the stunning report by the Dayton Daily News, which revealed that “Josh Mandel hired young, relatively inexperienced staffers from his 2010 campaign and gave them high-ranking jobs in the state treasurer’s office,” a new examination by The Huffington Post has uncovered that Mandel shockingly “dispatched a top aide to a beginner’s course in the subject he was overseeing.”

In yet another stunning example of Josh Mandel not doing his job and showing Ohioans he can’t be trusted, this week new reports revealed Josh Mandel went back on the central premise of his 2010 campaign and surrounded himself with political cronies in the Treasurer’s office. Most of these cronies received large raises on the taxpayer’s dime, and just yesterday we learned that Mandel’s Director of Debt Management Joe Aquilino was sent to a beginner’s course in the very subject he was overseeing.

A stunning report from the Dayton Daily News reveals that despite making the hallmark of his 2010 campaign a promise to surround himself with qualified financial professionals, “Josh Mandel hired young, relatively inexperienced staffers from his 2010 campaign and gave them high-ranking jobs in the state treasurer’s office.”