Spotlight: Ohio AG Dave Yost

Areas of focus since taking office have included:

  • Launching the attorney general’s Charitable Law Section, “Charitable Ohio”, a website featuring enhanced resources and guidance for charities and charity donors.
  • #JUSTDONTANSWER, AG Yost’s new initiative that gives Ohioans more power to fight back against the growing problem of illegal and annoying robocalls.
  • Stopping FirstEnergy from collecting $100 million a year in fees paid by Ohioans, a result of his second lawsuit over House Bill 6. The combined wins keep nearly $2 billion in Ohioans’ pockets.

Professional background: Prior to his election as attorney general in 2018, AG Yost had a long career in public service. He served as Delaware County Auditor from 1999-2003 and County Prosecutor from 2003-2011. In 2011, he became Ohio’s Auditor of State. As state auditor, he focused on public corruption and uncovering of stolen and misspent public funds.  Before he began his public service career, AG Yost worked in private practice at the law firm of Burkham, Yost & Fuller, and as a reporter for the Columbus Citizen Journal.

 Education: AG Yost graduated from Ohio State University with a B.A. in Journalism. He earned his J.D. from the Capital University Law School.

 Personal: AG Yost and his wife, Darlene, live in Franklin County, Ohio. They have three children and three grandchildren.