Former Toledo finance director drawing petitions for mayor, council - 13abc Action News

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - George Sarantou, former City of Toledo Finance Director who also served 11 years as the Chairman of Toledo City Council’s Finance Committee, will pull petitions for both the Toledo Mayoral and the City Council – At Large races, it was announced Monday.


“This will allow voters the opportunity to weigh-in on where I can best serve Toledo,” Sarantou said.


Sarantou spent 12 years on Toledo City Council until 2014 when late Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins appointed him the city’s Finance Director.


He resigned from the position in 2017.


“Over the next year the City of Toledo will receive roughly $180 million from the federal government in response to the Covid crisis. This calls for financial expertise in the mayor’s office and on city council to determine where this money should be spent and to make sure the taxpayers are number one when it comes to spending that money. We must have accountability and transparency. We need to make sure the city’s budget is properly prepared and executed,” he said.


Sarantou is a 1970 graduate of DeVilbiss High School where he was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. He is a 1974 graduate of The Ohio State University. For the past 39 years he has worked as a financial advisor.


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