About the Department

Jeff McClainJeff McClain,
Tax Commissioner

Jeff McClain was appointed Ohio Tax Commissioner by Governor Mike DeWine in January 2019.

Commissioner McClain comes to the Ohio Department of Taxation from the Ohio Chamber of Commerce where he served for three years (2016-19) as Director of Tax & Economic Policy. Prior to that Mr. McClain was elected to four, two-year terms (2009-2016) as state representative from the 87th House District. In the General Assembly, he was actively involved in budget and tax issues, particularly as Chair of the Ways and Means Committee. He also served as Vice-Chairman of Finance Committee, and Chairman of Finance Medicaid subcommittee.

Before serving in the state legislature, Mr. McClain was the Wyandot County Auditor for more than 26 years (1982-2008). He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (Accounting) from Tiffin University (OH). He is a lifetime Ohioan and a graduate of Upper Sandusky high school.

Commissioner McClain, and his wife, Barb, have three children, two daughters and a son, and eight grandchildren.