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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 has made Ohio a place where it is easy to vote and hard to cheat. Secretary Husted is also responsible for supporting entrepreneurs wishing to do business in the Buckeye State and has overseen a dramatic improvement in customer service, which has led to a record number of new businesses filing with the state each year since he was elected Secretary of State.

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.

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.

Raised in Montpelier, Ohio, Secretary Husted learned early in life the importance of faith, family and hard work. These values served as the foundation on which he has built his life.

Secretary Husted earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Dayton, where he also was an All-American defensive back on the 1989 Division III National Championship Football Team. Following graduation, he remained in Dayton to serve 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.