Ohio 2018: Meet the Candidates

"I am willing to stand for principles that are important. I am willing to fight for people to be treated with dignity and respect." Richard Cordray
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Richard Cordray

Former Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

In 2018, Ohio will elect new statewide office holders. Leading up to the election, the City Club will be hosting conversations with candidates seeking statewide office.


On December 5, Richard Cordray announced his candidacy for Governor.

He was the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a position he held from January 2012 until November 24, 2017.


Cordray has served the State of Ohio as Attorney General, Treasurer, Solicitor General in addition to being the Franklin County Treasurer and a State Representative. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago, his M.A. from Oxford University's Brasenrose College, and his B.A. from Michigan State University. 

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