Democratic Lawmaker Announces Run for Ohio Auditor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Democratic Ohio lawmaker from Columbus says he will challenge Republican state Auditor Dave Yost in 2014.

Three-term state Rep. John Patrick Carney made the announcement Tuesday at a firefighters' union hall.

The 37-year-old Carney has been an outspoken opponent of the agenda of Gov. John Kasich and other Republicans, including proposed limits on public sector unions that represent safety forces and other government workers.

Carney sits on the powerful House Finance Committee and is the highest-ranking Democrat on the House Insurance Committee.

He is a lawyer at Porter, Wright, Morris and Arthur LLP, counseling clients on health care issues.

Yost was elected in 2010. At times, he has taken on his own party, including subpoenaing the financial records of Kasich's privatized job-creation entity, JobsOhio.

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