Jonathan Dever is currently in his first term as State Representative for Ohio's 28th House District and is proud to be running for re-election. He is the founder of The Dever Law Firm where he helps families and businesses survive, expand and thrive.
So far in his first term as state representative, Jonathan has developed a reputation as a member who can get things done. Thus far, he has authored six pieces of legislation that have been sent to the Governor for his consideration, and dozens of others that have passed the Ohio House.
Among his major legislative accomplishments, Jonathan has taken an interest in helping those with disabilities rise above poverty, ensuring our public schools receive the funding they need, and making sure every Ohioan can realize the American Dream of homeownership.
As an advocate in the community, Jonathan has helped modernize and streamline government, working with Democrats and Republicans, to make government services more efficient and effective. He embraces bipartisan cooperation to solve the common pain points in our local government and believes that the government closest to the people is the most responsive.
Jonathan is a member of the Ohio, Cincinnati, and Butler County Bar Associations. He and his family attend Hope Church where he serves as a financial coach, helping folks work through tough financial times.
Jonathan has deep roots in the 28th House District. He grew up in Montgomery, attended The Summit Country Day Boys School, and Culver Military Academy for High School. Jonathan returned home after high school to earn his bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati, then received his master’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his law degree from Capital University. And after he and his wife finished their professional degrees, they headed back home and started two businesses in the same year. His wife started a dental practice and Jonathan opened his Cincinnati Law Office.
Jonathan is an avid outdoorsman and in his spare time is restoring a 1939 Ford Pickup. His wife, Martha, is a Sustainer with the Junior League of Cincinnati and teaches political refugees English, helping prepare them for their citizenship test.
He and his wife live in Kenwood Hills. Their two sons are the fifth consecutive generation to live in Madeira. Jonathan and Martha are raising their boys on the same street that Jonathan's father grew up on. Their children attend Madeira Elementary.