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Secretary Husted's Biography

Jon A. Husted | Ohio Secretary of State

Jon Husted is the 53rd and current Ohio Secretary of State, serving as the state’s top election official as well as being the first stop for entrepreneurs wishing to do business in the Buckeye State. He was elected in 2011, having previously served in the Ohio Senate as well as four terms in the Ohio House of Representatives, the final two terms as Speaker of the House.

In 2013, the Washington Post’s blog “The Fix” named Secretary Husted one of their “Top 10 Rising Stars in America.” He’s also been recognized by the Association of the United States Army for his work to help military voters and their families cast a ballot, no matter where they are in the world.

Raised in Montpelier, Ohio, Secretary Husted earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of Dayton (UD), where he also was a member of the 1989 Division III National Championship Football Team.

After his graduation from UD, Secretary Husted remained in the Dayton area where he served as Vice President for Business and Economic Development at the Dayton-Area Chamber of Commerce.

Above all his responsibilities, Secretary Husted considers his most important role as that of husband to his wife Tina and father to his children, Alex, Katie and Kylie.