Mike DeWine

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Mike DeWine
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70th Governor of Ohio
Assumed office
January 14, 2019
LieutenantJon Husted
Preceded byJohn Kasich
50th Attorney General of Ohio
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 14, 2019
GovernorJohn Kasich
Preceded byRichard Cordray
Succeeded byDave Yost
United States Senator
from Ohio
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byHoward Metzenbaum
Succeeded bySherrod Brown
59th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
In office
January 14, 1991 – November 12, 1994
GovernorGeorge Voinovich
Preceded byPaul Leonard
Succeeded byNancy Hollister
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1991
Preceded byBud Brown
Succeeded byDave Hobson
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 10th district
In office
January 2, 1981 – December 13, 1982
Preceded byJohn Mahoney
Succeeded byDave Hobson
Prosecutor of Greene County
In office
1977–1981
Preceded byNicholas Carrera[1]
Succeeded byWilliam Schenck[2]
Personal details
Born
Richard Michael DeWine

(1947-01-05) January 5, 1947 (age 73)
Yellow Springs, Ohio, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Frances Struewing (m. 1967)
Children8, including Pat
ResidenceGovernor's Mansion
EducationMiami University (BA)
Ohio Northern University (JD)

Mike DeWine (born January 5, 1947) is an American lawyer and Republican Party politician. DeWine is the 70th Governor of Ohio since 2019. He is a former United States Senator from Ohio.[3]

DeWine was born on January 5, 1947 in Springfield, Ohio. He studied at Miami University and at Ohio Northern University. He is married to Frances Struewing. A political veteran with a long career in Ohio politics, DeWine's first big office was a state senate seat, which he entered in 1981. After terms in the United States House of Representatives and a term as the Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, he won a United States Senate seat, replacing Howard Metzenbaum. However, in 2006, DeWine lost the seat in a landslide to Sherrod Brown.

DeWine made a political comeback in 2010, when he won an election to be the Attorney General of Ohio. On May 26, 2016, DeWine announced his candidacy for Governor of Ohio in the 2018 election.[4] He defeated Richard Cordray in November 2018.

References[change | change source]

  1. "3 Nov 1976, Page 1 - Xenia Daily Gazette at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Archived from the original on February 12, 2019. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  2. "1 Jan 1981, 3 - The Journal Herald at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Archived from the original on December 29, 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  3. "DeWine, Mike". Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  4. Garbe, Will (May 26, 2016). "Mike DeWine confirms run for Ohio governor in 2018". WHIO. Retrieved May 26, 2016.

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