Clarence Mingoís life and career have been about service to his country, community and family. As Franklin County Auditor, Clarence leads and serves as he always has, with integrity and honor.
U.S. Army Gulf War Veteran:
After high school graduation, Clarence entered the United States Army and served honorably in liberating Kuwait during the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
Protecting Children and the Poor:
After his Admission to the Ohio Bar, Clarence began his private legal practice protecting children in abusive situations, serving as a Guardian ad Litem in Domestic and Juvenile law cases.
He also volunteered for the Legal Aid Society of Columbusí Neighborhood Serviceís project where he helped indigent county residents with legal issues involving housing, public benefits, bankruptcy, expungements, civil protective orders and custody matters.
Protecting Victimís Rights:
In 2007, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer appointed Clarence as Commissioner in the Ohio Court of Claims, where he administered cash awards to victims of crime from the Supreme Courtís victims of crime fund.
Protecting Taxpayers and Saving Them Millions:
As Franklin County Auditor, Clarence makes sure that all taxes are measured fairly and accurately, and responds to citizensí requests for more information about their tax status and their legal rights in every economic circumstance, including foreclosure.
In 2012, Auditor Mingo returned $7 million to local schools and governments because of his office's prudent and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.
ďAt a time when districts are struggling, it was even more important for us to be fiscally responsible throughout all of our processes,Ē he said.
In 2010, he saved county taxpayers $1.5 million through technological advancements.
Clarence draws on his life experience to help him handle the duties of the Franklin County Auditorís Office and protects taxpayers throughout our community.
Ohio State University Undergrad and Law School Graduate:
When his military service concluded, Clarence entered the Ohio State University where he completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science in three years, then earned his law degree from the Moritz (Ohio State University) College of Law in two-and-a-half years.