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Ohio State Government November 5, 2002 Election
Attorney General; State of Ohio Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Responsibilities: To provide legal counsel to all elected and appointed officers, departments, boards and commissions of the state; to represent the state in civil and criminal cases directly or indirectly involving the state. The Attorney General is the Chief Legal Officer of the State.

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Jim Petro 1,971,812 votes 64.2%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: State Auditor
  • EDUCATION: Denison University, BA, 1970; Case Western Reserve, School of Law, JD, 1973
  • Special Assistant US Senator William Saxbe; Assistant Prosecutor, Franklin County;
  • Assistant Law Director, Cleveland; Prosecutor, Rocky River; City Council, Rocky River;
  • Law Director, Rocky River; Member, Ohio House of Representatives; Cuyahoga County Commissioner;
  • State Auditor
Leigh Herington 1,100,391 votes 35.8%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: State Senator
  • EDUCATION: Alfred State College, AAS, 1965; Kent State University, BBA, 1967; Kent State University, MBA, 1970; University of Akron, JD, 1976
  • Partner with the law firm of with Christley, Herington & Pierce (1979 to present).

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