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Ohio Attorney General

Current State AG
Dave Yost (R)
Political Party
Republican
Assumed Office

2019

Current Leadership Positions
NAAG Midwestern Region Chair

Prior to his election as Attorney General in 2018, Dave 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, he worked in private practice at the law firm of Burkham, Yost & Fuller, and as a reporter for...

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Prior to his election as Attorney General in 2018, Dave 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, he worked in private practice at the law firm of Burkham, Yost & Fuller, and as a reporter for the Columbus Citizen Journal.

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The AG is an elected position in Ohio.

  • Next Election:November 3, 2026
  • Election Process:Elected
  • Term/Limit:4 years / 2 consecutive terms

Election Timeline & Candidates

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  2. Primary Election
  3. General Election
Jeff Crossman (D)
Democrat

Jeff Crossman (D)

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Dave Yost (R) declared winner
Dave Yost (R)
Republican
Incumbent

Dave Yost (R)

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Jeff Crossman (D)
Democrat

Jeff Crossman (D)

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Dave Yost (R) declared winner
Dave Yost (R)
Republican
Incumbent

Dave Yost (R)

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Latest Ohio Attorney General News & Insights

Bipartisan AG Coalition Urges Passage of Semiconductor Incentives Package

Led by Ohio AG Dave Yost and Acting Vermont AG Joshua Diamond, a bipartisan group of 14 state attorneys general wrote a letter to Congressional leadership to finalize and pass the CHIPS (or Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors) Act to accelerate U.S. production of microchips and end the overreliance on foreign imports.

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AGs Urge Creation of Safe Harbor for Financial Institutions Serving Cannabis Businesses

Writing as co-chairs of the National Association of Attorneys General Federalism Committee, Ohio AG Dave Yost and Colorado AG Philip Weiser wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urging them to bring the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act to the Senate floor for a vote…

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Two New Candidates Enter Attorneys General Races

Mike Hilgers, Nebraska State Senator and Speaker of the Legislature, declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the open-seat 2022 race for Nebraska AG. As previously reported, Incumbent Nebraska AG Doug Peterson will not seek reelection in 2022 and anticipates returning to private practice. Ohio State Representative Jeff Crossman announced his run for the…

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