The Ohio Chamber’s Director of Tax & Economic Policy has been nominated by Governor-elect Mike DeWine as the new Ohio Tax Commissioner.
McClain joined the Ohio Chamber staff in October of 2016. Previously he served in the Ohio House of Representatives beginning in 2009.
At the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, McClain lead the Ohio Chamber’s efforts to advance the organizations public policy agenda in the area of tax policy. More specifically he worked to protect business taxpayers from state and local tax policies that impede their ability to grow or impose unnecessary compliance and procedural burdens on their Ohio operations. He also directed the Ohio Chamber’s Tax Committee.
“We congratulate Gov.-elect DeWine on his selection of Jeff as tax commissioner. While here at the Ohio Chamber, Jeff worked every day to ensure Ohio has a competitive, business-friendly tax climate,” said Vice President, Government Affairs Keith Lake. “We have no doubt he’ll now be a great champion for all Ohio taxpayers as he assumes responsibility for administering this important agency and overseeing the collection of Ohio’s various taxes.”
While in the House representing citizens of the 87th district, McClain served as chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, vice-chair of the Finance & Appropriations Committee and chair of the Finance Subcommittee of Medicaid. Prior to serving four terms in the Ohio House, McClain served as the Wyandot County Auditor for over 26 years. He is a graduate of Tiffin University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
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