Auditor Clarence Mingo's life and career have been about service to his country and his community.
A veteran of the United States Army, Clarence answered the call of service and served honorably with the coalition forces that liberated Kuwait during the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
Upon his return, Clarence attended The Ohio State University where he earned his undergraduate and law degree in a little more than five years. Clarence then re-focused his commitment to service to his community as an attorney in private practice, helping to protect those citizens most in need. Franklin County courts frequently appointed Clarence to serve as a Guardian ad Litem (child advocate), representing the interests of children in abuse, neglect and divorce cases.
He also serviced the Legal Aid Society of Columbus' Neighborhood Service's project. In this capacity, Clarence was one of three attorneys who represented indigent county residents with legal issues involving housing, public benefits, bankruptcy, expungements, civil protective orders, and custody matters. He also fought for funding in an effort to expand and further develop the project's reach and influence on the indigent population in Franklin County.
In 2007, the late Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, Thomas J. Moyer, appointed Clarence as a commissioner in the Ohio Court of Claims. Clarence served as one of seven commissioners with statewide appellate jurisdiction in victims of crime cases.
In 2009, Clarence was appointed as Franklin County Auditor. In 2010, Franklin County voters awarded Clarence a full four-year term. As Auditor, Clarence ensures that Franklin County residents are offered the best public service in fiscal, real estate and consumer protection. He understands the importance of maintaining a modern office with capable staff and the latest technology to compliment their effort.
Clarence is committed to seeking new and innovative ways to expand the services of the Auditor's office to each resident of Franklin County. A strong fiscal conservative, Clarence will look for ways to streamline county government and always put the interests of taxpayers first.
Clarence and his wife Angela married in 1992. They are the proud parents of Annalise (age 7) and Ava (age 5) Mingo. The family resides in New Albany, Ohio and look forward to greater opportunities for service.