Press Release Ohio Auditor of State

Statement from Auditor Dave Yost on passing of Sen. John Glenn

Despite his enormous achievements, Sen. Glenn remained humble

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Columbus – Auditor Dave Yost issued the following statement following the passing of former U.S. Senator and astronaut John Glenn, who died today at the age of 95:

“Sen. Glenn was an honorable and capable public servant whose consistent civility would be a welcome standard of conduct in today's politics. He lived a life most people could never imagine, yet remained humble to his Ohio roots. The words ‘hero’ and ‘legend’ are overused in our society, but they were accurate when describing the man from New Concord, Ohio, the first to orbit the earth.

“Darlene and I join all Ohioans in sending our thoughts and prayers to Annie and her family.”


The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,900 state and local government agencies.  Under the direction of Auditor Dave Yost, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies and promotes transparency in government.

Beth Gianforcaro
Press Secretary