Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) today proudly announced that State Representative Peter Stautberg (R-Anderson Twp.) was awarded Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost’s prestigious Champion of Performance Audits Award for his outstanding work in support of efficient, accountable state government.

The award recognizes Representative Stautberg’s work on House Bill 2 (Senate Bill 4), legislation that he sponsored to require the Ohio Auditor of State to conduct performance audits of at least four state agencies each biennium. The goal of this legislation is to institute a policy of good government within the state of Ohio and ensure that Ohio’s government is operating as efficiently as possible.

“Representative Stautberg has been a valuable partner in our efforts to achieve greater government efficiency, ensuring that taxpayer dollars are spent wisely,” said Auditor Yost. “I look forward to continuing our work to ‘skinny down’ the size of government in Ohio, and I’m honored to present him this award today.”

“I would like to commend my good friend and colleague Representative Stautberg for his hard work in putting Ohio’s taxpayers first and helping to create a more cost-effective government,” said Speaker Batchelder. “He is truly a public servant who understands what it means to respect the public purse and keep our government transparent.”

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by Auditor Yost and to receive this award,” Representative Stautberg said. “As a staunch fiscal conservative, I believe that one of the most important things we can do to promote sound fiscal policy is keep spending under control and ensure that every taxpayer dollar is spent wisely.”


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