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Governor  
Current Governor:
John Kasich
Elected to a four-year term
Term limit: two consecutive four-year terms
The governor is the chief executive officer of state government. The governor is responsible for proposing the state budget, appointing state department directors and members of boards and commissions (except for the state school board, whose members are elected) and signing into law or vetoing bills passed by the Ohio General Assembly.
Website: www.governor.ohio.gov

Cabinet Offices
(For more information about the State of Ohio Cabinet Offices, visit State Agencies.)

  • Adjutant General
  • Administrative Services
  • Aging
  • Agriculture
  • Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services
  • Board of Regents
  • Budget & Management
  • Commerce
  • Development
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Job & Family Services
  • Lottery
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities
  • Natural Resources
  • Public Safety
  • Rehabilitation & Correction
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Youth Services
Lieutenant Governor  
Current Lieutenant Governor:
Mary Taylor
Elected to a four-year term as a running mate to the governor
Term limit: two consecutive four-year terms
The lieutenant governor is also a member of the governor’s cabinet and presides in the absence of the governor. The governor may appoint the lieutenant governor to be the director of one of the departments.

 

Attorney General  

Current Attorney General:
Mike DeWine

Elected to a four-year term
Term limit: two consecutive four-year terms
The attorney general is the lawyer for the state and all its departments. The attorney general has enforcement authority as empowered by the General Assembly. The attorney general also provides support to local law enforcement agencies.
Website: www.ag.state.oh.us

 

Auditor of State  

Current Auditor of State:
Dave Yost

Elected to a four-year term
Term limit: two consecutive four-year terms
The auditor of state is the constitutional officer responsible for auditing all public offices in Ohio, including cities and villages, schools and universities, counties and townships, as well as the many departments, agencies and commissions of state government. The auditor’s office also has the responsibility of making monthly distributions of state revenues to these entities.
Website: www.auditor.state.oh.us

 

Secretary of State  

Current Secretary of State:
Jon Husted

Elected to a four-year term
Term limit: two consecutive four-year terms
The Secretary of State is the chief election officer for the state, appointing members of the 88 county boards of elections and ensuring the integrity of the Ohio voting process. The Secretary is also charged with safely keeping the laws and resolutions passed by the Ohio General Assembly. The Secretary of state’s office grants authority to companies to do business in Ohio and provides the public access to a wide variety of records and documents.
Website: www.sos.state.oh.us

 

Treasurer of State  

Current Treasurer of State:
Josh Mandel

Elected to a four-year term
Term limit: two consecutive four-year terms
In general, the treasurer serves as the state’s banker. The state treasurer manages the state’s multi-billion dollar investment portfolios. Using sophisticated security measures and procedures, the treasurer maintains an accurate account of all state and custodial funds, including those of the state’s five public pension systems.
Website: www.ohiotreasurer.org

 

State Board of Education  

Members elected or appointed to four-year terms
Term limit: two consecutive four-year terms

 
The Ohio State Board of Education regulates every school in the state, whether tax-supported or not, from preschool through high school. The board also sets standards for education and certifying Ohio teachers. The board provides leadership toward the continuous improvement of Ohio schools by making legislative and budgetary recommendations to the governor and the General Assembly. There are 19 board members, 11 elected and eight appointed by the governor.
Website: www.ode.state.oh.us

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