Mike DeWine

Mike DeWine (R) is the 70th governor of Ohio and previously served in the United States Congress and as lieutenant governor and attorney general of Ohio. He is running for re-election in 2022.


Green County Historical Society

Saint Paul Catholic Church





service dates

January 14, 2019 - Present



Personal Moments


DeWine is born in Yellow Springs

Richard Michael “Mike” DeWine is born to Jean Ruth Liddle DeWine and Richard Lee DeWine.


DeWine marries Frances Struewing

Mike DeWine and his childhood sweetheart went on to have eight children.


Obtains undergraduate degree

DeWine earned a Bachelor’s degree in science from the Miami University in Ohio.


Obtains law degree from Ohio Northern University College of Law

Following his bachelor’s degree, DeWine goes to law school and earns his Juris Doctor.


DeWine family purchased the Asheville Tourists

The DeWine family purchased the Asheville Tourists under the name "DeWine Seeds Silver Dollar Baseball, LLC."

Campaign History


Elected as Greene County Prosecutor

DeWine wins his first election for public office, serving as Country Prosecutor in Greene County, Ohio.


Elected to Ohio State Senate

DeWine served in the Ohio State Senate until his bid for the US House two years later.


Elected to the US House of Representatives

Fellow Republican Bud Brown vacates his seat to become governor of Ohio and DeWine takes his spot.


Elected Lieutenant Governor of Ohio

Running on a joint ticket with George Voinovich, DeWine becomes Lieutenant Governor.


Defeated for United States Senate

Incumbent John Glenn (D) defeats DeWine 51.0 to 42.3 percent.


Elected to the United States Senate

DeWine defeats Joel Hyatt (D) by a 14-point margin for a seat in the US Senate. He was re-elected in 2000 with 71.7 percent of the vote.


Defeated by in U.S. Senate re-election bid

The incumbent was defeated 56.2% to 43.8% by Democrat Sherrod Brown.


Elected Attorney General of Ohio

In a tight race, DeWine won the election with 47.5% of the vote, versus Richard Cordray’s (D) 46.3%. He was re-elected with 61.5% of the vote in 2014.


Elected Governor of Ohio

DeWine defeated Democratic opponent Richard Cordray 50.4% to 46.7%.


DeWine wins Republican primary for Ohio governor

With 48% of the vote, DeWine is the Republican on the ballot for governor of Ohio.


DeWine wins the 2022 gubernatorial election

Defeating its opponent, DeWine remains Governor of Ohio.

Position on Key Issues

Small Businesses

According to DeWine, small businesses are a vital aspect of a successful economy and prosperous job market. He has been committed to helping small businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and supports initiatives to help them grow – such as by expanding into international markets or securing federal, state, and local government contracts.

Law Enforcement

While an increasing number of people across the nation have been calling to defund the police, DeWine has a strong belief that law enforcement plays an important role in protecting communities from violent and drug-related crimes. He has invested hundreds of millions in the police force for programs to combat violent crime, decrease substance abuse and assist local agencies with recruiting and hiring new officers.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders

DeWine believes mental health and substance abuse are serious issues that impact everyone, and the stigma around people experiencing these issues is harmful, and not helpful. He has initiated campaigns to reduce stigma, and has made more resources available for prevention, recovery, and treatment.

Key Issues:

Small Businesses

Law Enforcement

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders