MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Republican Party 2011 Lincoln Day Dinner will be held Saturday at The Dan Emmett Conference Center, 150 Howard St., Mount Vernon. Social hour will be 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. There is a charge per person and the entree is Prime Rib.
The keynote speaker for the evening will be Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost. He became Ohio’s 32nd auditor of state on Jan. 10, bringing to office experience in public service and private practice of law in his native Delaware County. A graduate of The Ohio State University, he began his career as a reporter with the former Columbus Citizen-Journal. He then served in senior positions with the administrations of Columbus Mayor Buck Rinehart and Ohio Gov. George Voinovich.
After earning his degree in law at Capital University Law School in 1991, Yost became an attorney in private practice. In 1999, he was appointed to the Office of Delaware County Auditor and was subsequently elected to that office in 2000. In each of his four years in that office, Yost won the Auditor of State’s Making Tax Dollars Count Award, as well as the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association.
Becoming Delaware County’s prosecuting attorney in 2003, Yost continued his career in public service in that office through 2010. In November 2010, he won statewide election as Ohio’s auditor of state, an office in which he now pursues his mission to protect Ohioans’ tax dollars while fighting fraud, waste and misuse in public spending.
Yost and his wife, Darlene, make their home in Delaware County. They have three adult children and one grandchild.
At the dinner there will be introductions of elected officials, along with May 3 primary election candidates. A legislative update will be given by state Rep. Margaret Ann Ruhl. The 2011 Republican of the Year will be announced. There will also be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.
For tickets, contact any member of the Knox County Republican Central Committee or Carol Sue Owens at 740-397-0009. This event is open to all Knox County residents.
Published on February 16, 2011