Steve Dettelbach has spent his career working to make our families safer and to hold the powerful accountable. A husband, father, and native Clevelander, Steve is running for Attorney General to put his experience as a career prosecutor to work for the people of Ohio.
As U.S. Attorney, Steve oversaw a District serving 6 million people across 40 counties. He ran an office with nearly a $20 million budget, adapting to significant budget cuts by finding efficiencies and doing more with less. During his tenure, Steve’s office recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in waste, fraud, and abuse for taxpayers from criminals and corrupt corporations—enough to fund the entire office many times over.
Steve also brings private-sector experience to the job. As a partner at one of Ohio’s oldest and largest law firms, he has represented many Ohio employers, and understands firsthand that when there is a fair and level playing field, good businesses thrive.