Russ Joseph

Montgomery County Clerk of Courts

Russ is honored to serve as the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts. He was appointed to the position in 2017 and is running for election in 2018 to fill the remaining 2 years of the current term of office.

A lifelong Daytonian, Russ is a graduate of Carroll High School and the University of Dayton where he earned degrees in Sociology and Political Science.

Russ has dedicated his life to community service. He and his wife Katie serve on the Associate Board of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery where they’re tasked with helping ensure the museum continues to thrive and inspire future generations, just as it has for their family. Russ is the past Board President for the House of Bread, Dayton’s community kitchen and former Trustee of the Oregon Historic District Society.

Prior to his appointment as Clerk, Russ served as the Chief Deputy Clerk for the Dayton Municipal Court for over a decade. As Chief Deputy he gained hands-on experience in managing court operations, personnel and budgets.

In 2008 Russ was named the Deputy Clerk of the Year by the Ohio Association of Municipal & County Court Clerks where he currently serves as a Trustee. In 2011 he was recognized as a Certified Court Manager by the National Center for State Courts and the Ohio Supreme Court. Russ is a member of the Ohio Clerk of Courts Association and the National Association for Court Management.

As Clerk of Courts, Russ is dedicated to running the most efficient and effective office possible. From expanded e-filing services, to newly refurbished auto title locations, to better online payment options, the clerk’s office is working every day to improve service for Montgomery County residents.

Residing in Dayton’s Oregon Historic District, Russ’ family loves to take advantage of all the great things happening downtown. Russ can often be found riding bikes with his son or walking their puppy Rudy.


Friends of Russ Joseph, 443 E. 6th Street, Dayton, OH 45402