Josh Mandel hopes his 'baby face' is the new face of Washington, D.C.

Ohio Treasurer says he's focused on jobs

CLEVELAND - Josh Mandel is used to people kidding him that he looks like a kid, but believes his "baby face" should be the new face in the U.S. Senate.

During an interview before his 35th birthday, Mandel said, "I try to keep my goals simple. By the time I turn 35, I just hope to be shaving."

Mandel comes from a Cleveland family and served as a Lyndhurst councilman, as well as a state representative, before getting elected to his current job, Treasurer of the State of Ohio.

"We have a vested interest in turning Northeast Ohio, the state of Ohio, and frankly our country, in a better direction," Mandel said.

Mandel enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves in 2000 and served two tours in Iraq.

He said military service doesn't uniquely qualify him for public service, but feels his time as a marine taught him important qualities such as focus and discipline.

"The Marine Corps also instilled in me a heightened sense of integrity and bearing. That sense of integrity has really guided me as a husband, as a citizen and as a public servant," Mandel said.

Mandel's number one campaign issue is jobs, and he recently reiterated the importance of job creation during a visit to Equipment Merchants International, a Cleveland manufacturing company.

Mandel, a Republican, said he wants more of a focus on shale, gas and oil exploration, along with affordable energy solutions.

"If manufacturing companies are paying less in utility bills, it means they'll have more money to hire blue collar men and women to actually work machines and put product out the door," Mandel said.

Outside of work, Mandel said he loves taking long walks with his wife, Ilana.

"I proposed to her right here in the Cleveland area on the rocks of Lake Erie by Whiskey Island," Mandel said.

Mandel's website indicates that Mandel has "earned the highest possible rating from Standard & Poor's for the $4 billion government investment fund he manages, and the highest possible rating from Fitch for the state's short-term General Obligation bonds."

Print this article Back to Top

Comments

Candidates

Sherrod Brown confident he Sherrod Brown confident he'll win hotly contested Senate race

One of the nastiest and closely watched campaigns for U.S. Senate came to an end with Sherrod Brown emerging as the victor.

Meet Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, seeking re-election in Ohio Meet Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, seeking re-election in Ohio's 11th District

Rep. Marcia Fudge is seeking re-election in Ohio's 11th Congressional District.

Ohio Rep. Jim Renacci looking for second term in D.C. Ohio Rep. Jim Renacci looking for second term in D.C.

Jim Renacci currently represents Ohio's 16th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. This year's election, however, pits Renacci against Rep. Betty Sutton, who currently represents Ohio's 13th Congressional District.

Congresswoman Betty Sutton in unique race against another incumbent, Jim Renacci Congresswoman Betty Sutton in unique race against another incumbent, Jim Renacci

Betty Sutton currently serves in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Ohio's 13th district. But, last year the congressional districts were redrawn, leaving two incumbents battling for one seat in the 16th Congressional district.

Sherrod Brown hopes his Sherrod Brown hopes his 'raspy voice' will speak for Ohioans for six more years

Senator Sherrod Brown pulled off the upset win to get elected to the U.S. Senate six years ago, now he wants to avoid the upset, on his way to a second term.

Josh Mandel hopes his Josh Mandel hopes his 'baby face' is the new face of Washington, D.C.

Josh Mandel is used to people kidding him that he looks like a kid, but believes his "baby face" should be the new face in the U.S. Senate.

Candidate Profile: David Joyce (R) 14th District Candidate Profile: David Joyce (R) 14th District

Taking Steven LaTourette's (R) place, Geauga County Prosecutor, David Joyce says he's ready to represent Ohio's 14th Congressional District.

Candidate profile: Dale Blanchard running for 14th district congressional seat Candidate profile: Dale Blanchard running for 14th district congressional seat

He's not new to the game, but does have a new opponent. Dale Blanchard is making another try for the 14th congressional district seat.

Meet Joyce Healy-Abrams, Democratic candidate running for Congress in Ohio Meet Joyce Healy-Abrams, Democratic candidate running for Congress in Ohio's 7th District

Joyce Healy-Abrams is running for Congress in Ohio's 7th District.

Meet Congressman Bob Gibbs, running for re-election in Ohio Meet Congressman Bob Gibbs, running for re-election in Ohio's 7th District

Bob Gibbs is seeking re-election in Congress for Ohio's 7th District.