Aftab Pureval (OH-01)

  • A record of reform and results
  • Putting families first
  • Ensuring a living wage



A Record of Reform and Results.

Aftab Pureval is the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, and is the first Democrat to hold this office in more than 100 years. During his tenure, Aftab has brought modern and professional reforms to the Clerk’s office. He’s ended patronage and nepotism, he’s launched a new website, he cut fees for public records, and he put more services online.

Aftab has also invested in the people who serve us at the courthouse, by paying a living wage to all employees and becoming the first county officeholder in Ohio to offer paid family leave.

As Clerk, Aftab has also made access to justice a priority by launching a Help Center to assist people who are representing themselves with legal resources so more people can utilize our courts.

By ending nepotism, by cutting waste, and by making the office more professional, Aftab has saved taxpayers nearly $900,000. For his efforts, Aftab has received bi-partisan praise and support. The Cincinnati Enquirer said that his leadership is making a real difference for the people of Hamilton County.

Born and Raised.

Aftab was born and raised in Southwest Ohio, the son of first-generation Americans who came to this country to give themselves and their family more opportunity. The product of public schools, Aftab went off to The Ohio State University for college where he was student body president.

Protecting our Families.

After college, Aftab attended UC for law school where he volunteered in the domestic violence clinic to protect battered women. After working at a law firm, he became a special assistant federal prosecutor where he worked with the FBI to prosecute crimes against children.

A background in business and in service.

Before becoming Clerk of Courts, Aftab worked at P&G as the global brand attorney for Olay, supporting a billion dollar business and learning how to get things done for the clients he served. Aftab has also been active in our community, becoming the first man to serve on the board of the Women’s Fund. He is also on the boards of the Ohio Innocence Project, Cincinnati Union Bethel, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He has been awarded the NAACP Theodore Berry Award for Service and been recognized by the Business Courier as one of their 40 under 40.

Aftab and his fiancé, Whitney, live downtown.