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Dave Yost
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51st Attorney General of Ohio
Assumed office
January 14, 2019
Governor Mike DeWine
Preceded byMike DeWine
32nd Auditor of Ohio
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 12, 2019
Governor John Kasich
Preceded by Mary Taylor
Succeeded by Keith Faber
Personal details
Born (1956-12-22) December 22, 1956 (age 62)
Political party Republican
Education Ohio State University ( BA)
Capital University ( JD)

David Anthony Yost (born December 22, 1956) is an American lawyer who is currently serves as the 51st Attorney General of Ohio. He previously held the positions of Ohio Auditor of State, Delaware County Auditor from 1999 to 2003 and County Prosecutor from 2003 to 2011. [1] In January 2017 he announced he was running for Ohio Attorney General in 2018. [2]

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. [1] He went on to serve in senior positions within the administrations of Columbus Mayor Buck Rinehart [1] and Ohio Governor George Voinovich. [1] He then earned a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School.

While operating a private law practice, [1] Yost was appointed Delaware County Auditor in 1999. [3] In 2003, he became the Delaware County Prosecutor [4] where he won the first-ever capital murder case in the county's history [5] Auditor Yost and his wife Darlene live in Franklin County. They have three children and three grandchildren. [1]

Auditor of State (2011–2019)

Auditor Yost won the election for Ohio's 32nd state auditor in November 2010. [6]

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

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "About Auditor of State Dave Yost". OhioAuditor.gov. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  2. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (January 24, 2017). "Ohio Auditor Dave Yost launches attorney general bid". cleveland.com.
  3. ^ "Ohio Auditor Dave Yost Lincoln Day Dinner Speaker in Cambridge". www.toledoblade.com. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  4. ^ Naymik, Mark (January 25, 2010). "Delaware County Prosecutor David Yost leaves Ohio attorney general race for auditor's race". Cleveland "Plain Dealer".
  5. ^ Grace, Francie (June 5, 2003). "Ohio Horror: 1 Man, 3 Dead Wives". CBS News. Retrieved August 24, 2014.
  6. ^ "Republican David Yost defeats Pepper for Ohio auditor". www.toledoblade.com. Toledo Blade. March 11, 2010. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Taylor
Auditor of Ohio
2011–2019
Succeeded by
Keith Faber
Legal offices
Preceded by
Mike DeWine
Attorney General of Ohio
2019–present
Incumbent