OHIO — Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced in a tweet Monday morning he's running for reelection in 2022.
"There's nothing more important than protecting your vote," LaRose said in the video.
Together we ran Ohio’s most successful election ever, so I know what it takes to keep our state’s position as a national leader.— Frank LaRose (@FrankLaRose) May 17, 2021
That’s why I’m running for re-election as your Ohio Secretary of State.
Be a part of the team that gets it done. Sign up at https://t.co/Qgxf4KZ0gZ! pic.twitter.com/N8IYmNHzxN
LaRose has served in the position since Jan. 14, 2019. He defeated Kathleen Clyde, D-Ohio, and Dustin Nanna, L-OH, in 2018 for the position, receiving 50.7% of votes. He also served two terms in the Ohio Senate, representing the 27th District.
After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne and also served in the U.S. Special Forces as a Green Beret, according to his biography.
"As Ohio Secretary of State, I made sure that our state was ready for the biggest election of our lifetime," LaRose said in the video.
Ohio broke records during the 2020 presidential election. More than 5.9 residents casted a ballot in November. The previous high was 5.7 million, set in 2008, according to the Ohio Secretary of State's office. Compared to 2016, every county had a higher turnout.