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Secretary Husted's Biography

Jon Husted is the 53rd and current Ohio Secretary of State, a position he has held since 2011. In this role, he serves as the state’s top election official and supports entrepreneurs wishing to do business in the Buckeye State. Prior to being elected to statewide office in 2010, Secretary Husted served in the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives, including as Speaker of the House for four years.

In April 2017, Secretary Husted was honored by the Ohio Chapter of Americans for Prosperity with the Taxpayers’ Torch Award for his exceptional stewardship of taxpayer dollars and demonstrating conservative leadership in bringing about a more efficient, more effective government. In 2013, the Washington Post’s blog “The Fix” named him one of their “Top 10 Rising Stars in America.” Secretary Husted has also been recognized by the Association of the United States Army for his work to help military voters and their families cast ballots, 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, where he also was a member of the 1989 Division III National Championship Football Team.

Following graduation, Secretary Husted remained in Dayton 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.