Sandy received her Bachelor’s Degree from Bowling Green State University and her Master’s Degree from Edinboro University. She taught Junior High in Ashtabula County and was an adjunct professor at Lakeland Community College. Along the way Sandy entered politics and was elected for three terms as the Ashtabula County Auditor. She and her husband live on a small farm in rural Ashtabula County where they raised their four children. Sandy is a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), Lake County Right to Life, and Sacred Heart Catholic church.
Sandy is a proven financial conservative. Sandy’s service as Ashtabula County Auditor was extraordinary. She restored financial integrity to Ashtabula County government and denied tax increases when they weren’t needed. In 2005 the Ashtabula County Commissioners attempted to impose an unnecessary sales tax increase. Sandy let a successful referendum to defeat the tax increase by garnering 78% of the vote. As auditor she served on the county’s Investment Advisory Board. She received the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association every year she was in office. She was also a recipient of the Outstanding Auditor’s Award. Sandy served as President of the Northeast Ohio Auditors Association.
Sandy’s Experience and qualifications
Served for twelve years as county government’s Chief Financial Officer
Handled over a billion dollars
Managed a staff of 25
Master’s Degree in School Administration
Actual classroom experience