Richard Cordray is a candidate for Governor of Ohio. Most recently he served for six years as the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He was appointed to that position by President Barack Obama and confirmed by a bipartisan vote of the Senate. Among other things, the CFPB adopted new rules to improve the workings of the multi-trillion-dollar mortgage market and prevent irregularities of the kind that had led to the financial crisis of 2008 and the deep recession that followed. Prior to joining the Consumer Bureau, Rich served as Ohio’s Attorney General. He also served as Ohio Treasurer and Franklin County Treasurer, elected positions in which he led state and county banking, investment, debt, and financing activities. He was named the County Leader of the Year nationally by American City & County magazine in 2005, and won NeighborWorks America’s Government Service Award as the foremost state leader in foreclosure prevention in 2008. He also has served as an adjunct professor at the Ohio State University College of Law, State Representative for the 33rd Ohio House District, and Ohio’s first Solicitor General. Rich is a graduate of Michigan State University’s James Madison College, Oxford University (where he received a Marshall Scholarship from the British government), and the University of Chicago Law School. He was Editor-in-Chief of the University of Chicago Law Review and later clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy.