In his first year as treasurer, a series of tornadoes struck Montgomery County on Memorial Day tornadoes days before property tax bills were going in the mail. Joseph worked with Auditor Karl Keith and Prosecutor Mat Heck to use a little-known state law to defer taxes for one year for any properties that were damaged in the tornadoes.
The Montgomery County Commission will appoint an interim treasurer beginning April 12.
Joseph is asking the Montgomery County Democratic Party to appoint his chief deputy, Paul Bradley, to serve out the current term that expires on Sept. 6.
“Paul has shown tremendous leadership in his time in the Treasurer’s Office, as well as through his previous experience serving as Sen. Sherrod Brown’s Regional Liaison in the greater Dayton region,” Joseph said. “I have full confidence in Paul and the leadership team to fulfill the remainder of the term in office.”
McManus takes office later than most office holders because of a state law that staggers county officials terms. McManus is a former Dayton school board member.
Joseph earlier had been appointed Montgomery County Clerk of Courts but lost when the seat was up in 2018.