Biography: Richard Cordray is an American attorney, elected official, and financial regulator with extensive experience at the state and federal level. Cordray began his political career in 1990, when he won a seat in the Ohio State House of Representatives. In 2002, Cordray was elected to serve as the Treasurer of Franklin County, Ohio. In 2007, he won a statewide election to become Treasurer of Ohio, and participated in the Ohio Foreclosure Prevention Task Force. Cordray was elected in 2009 to serve as Ohio Attorney General. In this position, he helped lead Ohio’s response to the 2008 Financial Crisis. As Ohio Attorney General, he helped launch a multi-state initiative to curb predatory lending and investigate “robo-signing” foreclosure fraud. Cordray also filed lawsuits against fraudulent banks and mortgage servicers, which led to multimillion-dollar settlements for the Ohio taxpayers.In 2012, President Obama nominated Cordray to serve as the first director of the Consumer FinancialProtection Bureau. Cordray served in this position until his resignation in 2017. Cordray currently resides in Grove City, Ohio, and holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago, a Master of Arts from Brasenose College, Oxford, and a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University.