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ON THE BALLOT: Jeff Crossman for Attorney General by Morgan Young

Updated: Oct 19, 2022

It's time to learn about the candidates on the November 08 ballot. This is a BIG election that will affect our daily lives. Meet Jeff Crossman, candidate for Attorney General.

Jeff Crossman is running for Ohio Attorney General in the November 08 General Election.

Crossman will fight for

quality education,

access to quality healthcare,

reproductive justice,

and a balanced state budget,

and he will work to ensure Ohio’s communities have the proper tools and resources they need to get ahead.

As a two-term Ohio House Representative, Crossman has introduced bills to fight the culture of corruption in Columbus, and voted against unfair Ohio voting maps that deny Ohio citizens the right to hold politicians accountable. Each time the Ohio Supreme Court ruled our voting maps unconstitutional, Crossman called for a Criminal Complaint against the Ohio Redistricting Commission for dereliction of duty and violating their oath of office, saying,

"Their utter refusal to serve the people of Ohio by creating fair legislative maps is the definition of corruption, pure and simple. We need to treat their behavior as criminal if we are ever going to get accountability.”

Crossman was one of the key figures in removing disgraced former House Speaker Larry Householder from his taxpayer-funded job. On the two-year anniversary of Householder’s arrest for his involvement in the biggest bribery scheme in Ohio history, Crossman called on Statehouse Republicans to immediately pass anti-corruption legislation that would restore integrity to the Statehouse.

Before being elected Representative, Crossman served five years on Parma's City Council where he was instrumental in crafting a balanced city budget, overseeing a wide array of local governmental operations, and working to improve neighborhoods and keep them safe. He is a former member of Parma’s Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.

Prior to that, Crossman was a lawyer with more than 20 years of experience. He owned his practice, a small business, during the Great Recession. During this time, Crossman focused on representing small businesses and individuals trying to keep their homes.

Crossman is an active member of his community. As an attorney, he provides certain legal counsel pro bono and has worked to fight hunger as a volunteer and board member of the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland. Crossman is the former Vice President of Hunger Network’s Board of Trustees.

Crossman says, "I understand what it’s like to earn your way through life, and it’s why I fight hard for Ohio workers."

Crossman grew up with a single mother and was the first in his family to finish college. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude while working full-time. Crossman also earned a Master's from the University of Akron and a Bachelor’s from the University of Mount Union.

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—--------------------- About the Position:

—---------------------- The Ohio Attorney General is the state’s chief law officer. The AG serves and protects Ohioans by overseeing all special divisions including criminal investigation, civil rights, consumer protection, education, environmental enforcement, policy and legislation, public utilities, taxation, and more.

There are many facets to the AG’s office. Amongst other duties, they

-work with state legislators to turn ideas into laws,

-defend the state in cases filed against the Ohio Court of Claims,

-serve as legal counsel for all Ohio elected officials in statewide offices,

-represent the Ohio Civil Rights Commission

-and the Ohio Department of Education and State Board of Education,

-provide legal advice to state departments, agencies, and public colleges and universities on employment matters including workers’ compensation,

-take positions in court appeals,

-oversee the State’s criminal justice system,

-offer special investigative services,

-combat organized crime,

-provide funding and services for crime victims,

-lead the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy,

-promote healthy economic competition,

-enforce consumer laws and protections,

-accept public complaints against various entities,

-collect outstanding debt for state government agencies,

-ensure donations to Ohio charities are not misappropriated,

-protect Ohio’s natural resources through environmental law,

-review plans for new energy facilities,

-and represent numerous health-related departments including

the Department of Developmental Disabilities,

the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services,

the Department of Medicaid,

and the Department of Job and Family Services.

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