Dave Yost

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For the actor, see David Yost.

Dave Yost currently serves as Ohio's 32nd Auditor of State.[1] He previously held the positions of Delaware County Auditor from 1999 to 2003 and County Prosecutor from 2003 to 2011.[2]

Family, Education and Early Career[edit]

Dave Yost graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. degree in Journalism. He became an award-winning journalist with the Columbus Citizen-Journal.[2] He went on to serve in senior positions within the administrations of Columbus Mayor Buck Rinehart[2] and Ohio Governor George Voinovich.[2] He then earned a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School.

While operating a successful private law practice,[2] Yost was appointed Delaware County Auditor in 1999.[3] In 2003, he became the Delaware County Prosecutor[4] where he won the first-ever capital murder case in the county’s history [5] and successfully prosecuted the largest drug ring to ever operate in Delaware.[6]

Auditor Yost and his wife Darlene live in Franklin County. They have three children and three grandchildren.[2]

Auditor of State (2011-present)[edit]

Auditor Yost won the election for Ohio's 32nd state auditor in November 2010.[7]


  1. ^ "Inaugural Ceremonies 2011: Auditor of State Swearing-In Ceremony: Dave Yost". OhioChannel.org. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "About Auditor of State Dave Yost". Auditor.state.oh.us. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  3. ^ "Ohio Auditor Dave Yost Lincoln Day Dinner Speaker in Cambridge". http://www.toledoblade.com/. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  4. ^ Naymik, Mark (January 25, 2010). "Delaware County Prosecutor David Yost leaves Ohio attorney general race for auditor's race". Cleveland "Plain Dealer". 
  5. ^ Grace, Francie (June 5, 2003). "Ohio Horror: 1 Man, 3 Dead Wives". 
  6. ^ Provance, Jim (September 5, 2010). "Ohio Horror: 1 Man, 3 Dead Wives". Toledo, Ohio "Toledo Blade". 
  7. ^ "Republican David Yost defeats Pepper for Ohio auditor". Toledo Blade. 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
Preceded by
Mary Taylor
Ohio State Auditor