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Dave Yost
Dave Yost, Sept 15, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Attorney General of Ohio
Assuming office
January 2019
GovernorMike DeWine (Elect)
Succeeding Mike DeWine
32nd Auditor of Ohio
Assumed office
January 10, 2011
Governor John Kasich
Preceded by Mary Taylor
Succeeded by Keith Faber (Elect)
Personal details
Born (1956-12-22) December 22, 1956 (age 61)
Political party Republican
Education Ohio State University ( BA)
Capital University ( JD)

David Anthony Yost (born December 22, 1956) is a Republican politician who currently serves as Ohio's 32nd Auditor of State. [1] He previously held the positions of Delaware County Auditor from 1999 to 2003 and County Prosecutor from 2003 to 2011. [2] In January 2017 he announced he was running for Ohio Attorney General in 2018. [3]

Family, education and early career

Dave Yost graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. degree in Journalism. He became a journalist with the Columbus Citizen-Journal. [2] He went on to serve in senior positions within the administrations of Columbus Mayor Buck Rinehart [2] and Ohio Governor George Voinovich. [2] He then earned a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School.

While operating a private law practice, [2] Yost was appointed Delaware County Auditor in 1999. [4] In 2003, he became the Delaware County Prosecutor [5] where he won the first-ever capital murder case in the county’s history [6] Auditor Yost and his wife Darlene live in Franklin County. They have three children and three grandchildren. [2]

Auditor of State (2011–present)

Auditor Yost won the election for Ohio's 32nd state auditor in November 2010. [7]

Electoral history

Ohio Auditor Republican Primary Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Yost 457,820 64.88
Republican Seth Morgan 247,848 35.12
Ohio Auditor Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Yost 1,882,010 50.22
Democratic David Pepper 1,683,330 44.91
Libertarian Michael Howard 182,534 4.87
Ohio Auditor Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Yost (inc.) 1,711,927 56.98
Democratic John Patrick Carney 1,149,305 38.25
Libertarian Bob Bridges 143,363 4.77


  1. ^ "Inaugural Ceremonies 2011: Auditor of State Swearing-In Ceremony: Dave Yost". OhioChannel.org. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "About Auditor of State Dave Yost". OhioAuditor.gov. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  3. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (2017-01-24). "Ohio Auditor Dave Yost launches attorney general bid". cleveland.com.
  4. ^ "Ohio Auditor Dave Yost Lincoln Day Dinner Speaker in Cambridge". www.toledoblade.com. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  5. ^ Naymik, Mark (25 January 2010). "Delaware County Prosecutor David Yost leaves Ohio attorney general race for auditor's race". Cleveland "Plain Dealer".
  6. ^ Grace, Francie (5 June 2003). "Ohio Horror: 1 Man, 3 Dead Wives". CBS News. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Republican David Yost defeats Pepper for Ohio auditor". www.toledoblade.com. Toledo Blade. 11 March 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Taylor
Auditor of Ohio
Succeeded by
Keith Faber
Legal offices
Preceded by
Mike DeWine
Attorney General of Ohio

Taking office 2019