Jeffrey A. Crossman (born February 21, 1972) is an American attorney who is the Member of the Ohio House of Representatives from the 15th District in Cuyahoga County. Crossman grew up in Wickliffe, Ohio and graduated from Wickliffe High School. Crossman previously served as a member of the Parma City Council.[1] Crossman has travelled to El Salvador to volunteer with ASAPROSAR, a non-governmental organization that provides health, education, environment and economic development programs.[2][3][4]

Crossman is the Democratic nominee in the 2022 Ohio Attorney General election.

Ohio House of Representatives

Election

After incumbent State Representative Nick Celebrezze unexpectedly announced that he would not run for reelection in the 15th District, Crossman, then a member of the Parma City Council, was selected to replace him on the ballot as the Democratic nominee.[5] Crossman was elected in the general election on November 6, 2018, winning 56 percent of the vote over 44 percent of Republican candidate.[6] In the 2020 election, Crossman was one of only a few Democratic candidates to win a Statehouse seat despite Donald Trump winning his Statehouse District.[1]

Work in the Ohio House

Jeffrey A. Crossman Ohio House Headshot 134th General Assembly

During his time in the Ohio House, Crossman has served on the following committees: Civil Justice, Criminal Justice, Financial Institutions, Public Utilities, and Ways and Means.[7][8] Crossman was also one of the key figures in removing former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder after the Federal government indicted Householder for his role in securing a bailout for First Energy Corp. in exchange for millions of dollars in alleged bribes.[9][10][11] As a result, Householder became the first member of the Ohio General Assembly to have been expelled since the Civil War.[12] Crossman has since announced his run to become Ohio’s next Attorney General.[13]

Election history

Ohio House 15th District
YearDemocratVotesPctRepublicanVotesPct
2018Jeffrey Crossman19,23656.4%Kevin Kussmaul14,89543.6%
2020Jeffrey Crossman24,02052.2%Kevin Kussmaul22,01847.8%

References

  1. ^ Andrew Tobias (July 26, 2018). “Democrats pick Parma councilman to replace state Rep. Nick Celebrezze on November ballot”. cleveland.com. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  2. ^ ASAPROSAR website Retrieved 6/14/2011.
  3. ^ Guidestar ASAPROSAR Nonprofit Report Retrieved 6/14/2011.
  4. ^ “Parma Councilman Crossman returns from El Salvador”. 5 August 2018.
  5. ^ Andrew Tobias (July 26, 2018). “Democrats pick Parma councilman to replace state Rep. Nick Celebrezze on November ballot”. cleveland.com. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  6. ^ “Ohio Election Results – Election Results 2018 – The New York Times”. The New York Times. 6 November 2018. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  7. ^ “Committees”. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  8. ^ “Jeffrey A. Crossman Committees”. Ohio House of Representatives. Retrieved 2022-08-14.
  9. ^ Smyth, Julie Carr (December 16, 2021). “Democratic State Rep. Jeffrey Crossman Launches Ohio AG Bid”.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ “A year out, $60M bribery scandal felt in business, politics”. AP NEWS. 2021-07-19. Retrieved 2022-08-14.
  11. ^ “The Ohio Channel”. www.ohiochannel.org. Retrieved 2022-08-14.
  12. ^ Cliff Pinckard, cleveland com (2021-06-17). “Ohio Rep. Larry Householder ousted in first Statehouse expulsion since Civil War: The Wake Up for Thursday, June 17, 2021”. cleveland. Retrieved 2022-08-14.
  13. ^ “Democratic State Rep. Jeffrey A. Crossman, of Parma, running for Ohio attorney general”. wkyc.com. December 18, 2021. Retrieved 2022-08-14.