Joseph said until his term ends he will focus on helping property owners through the pandemic and collecting tax dollars needed to pay for community services.
“Between the COVID-19 pandemic and divisive politics here and around the country, we knew this election would be close. While I’m extremely disappointed in the results, I’m incredibly proud of the work that my team has accomplished in two short years," Joseph said.
Joseph was appointed treasurer by the Montgomery County Democratic Party in January 2019 to replace Carolyn Rice after she was elected county commissioner. He was previously the party-appointed county clerk of courts until he lost his 2018 election bid to Republican Mike Foley.
McManus was on the Dayton school board from 2016 to 2020, and in 2018 unsuccessfully ran as a Democrat for the Ohio House of Representatives. Foley hired him last year as chief of the clerk of courts legal division. McManus said he switched parties after he was approached by by current and former Republican officials who wanted him to run for treasurer.
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