Raised in Montpelier Ohio, Secretary Husted considers his most important roles as that of husband to his wife Tina and father to his children, Alex, Katie and Kylie.
University of Dayton (UD), where he earned All-American Defensive Back honors as a member of the 1989 Division III National Championship football team.
Director/Vice President, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, 1997-present
Color Commentator, University of Dayton Football Radio and Television Broadcasts, 1994-1998
Commission Assistant, Montgomery County Commissioner Don Lucas, 1993-1997
Public Relations Account Executive, David K. Burnap Advertising, 1992-1993
Deputy Campaign Manager, Davis for Congress, 1991-1992
Vice-President, Business and Economic Development, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
After receiving his bachelor's and master's degrees from UD, Husted stayed in the Dayton area where he served as Vice President of Business and Economic Development at the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.
Jon Husted was first elected to public office in 2000 as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. Only four years later, Jon's colleagues elected him Speaker of the Ohio House, making him one of the youngest ever to lead the body.
In 2013, the Washington Post’s blog “The Fix” named him one of their “Top 10 Rising Stars” in America. For his outreach to military families, Jon was recently recognized by the Association of the United States Army and Ohio was deemed an All-Star State by the Military Voter Protection Project. For his legislative work, he’s proud to have been recognized as a Watchdog of the Treasury and as a Legislative Trail Blazer by School Choice Ohio.