Briefing Room


Clarence E. Mingo II ’98: Tapped by GOP for Franklin County Auditor

October 5, 2009 | Alumni

Clarence E. Mingo II ’98 was appointed in August to fill the remainder of a term as Franklin County, Ohio, auditor.

Mingo, of New Albany, has worked in private practice in Central Ohio since graduating from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Mingo will stand for election in November 2010.

“My goals are to ensure a smooth transition from (former Auditor Joe Testa’s) retirement to my tenure in office,” Mingo said. “And I’m also looking to take the office into the next decade by adding new technology and other ways to improve services to constituents.”

Prior to attending Ohio State, where he also received his bachelor’s degree, Mingo served in the United States Army during the Persian Gulf War. Mingo served in the 1st Infantry Field Artillery in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Kuwait.

In 2007, Mingo was appointed by the Supreme Court of Ohio as a commissioner in the Ohio Court of Claims. There he administered cash awards to victims of crime from the Supreme Court’s victims-of-crime fund.

He has also served as a guardian ad litem in domestic and juvenile cases and volunteered with the Legal Aid Society of Columbus.

Mingo has a wife, Angela, and two daughters, age 3 and 4.