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Mike DeWine
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70th Governor of Ohio
Assumed office
January 14, 2019
Preceded by John Kasich
50th Attorney General of Ohio
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 14, 2019
Governor John Kasich
Preceded by Richard Cordray
Succeeded by Dave Yost
United States Senator
from Ohio
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Howard Metzenbaum
Succeeded by Sherrod Brown
59th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
In office
January 14, 1991 – November 1994
Governor George Voinovich
Preceded by Paul Leonard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1991
Preceded by Bud Brown
Succeeded by Dave Hobson
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 10th district
In office
January 2, 1981 – December 13, 1982
Preceded by John Mahoney
Succeeded by Dave Hobson
Personal details
Born January 5, 1947 (1947-01-05) (age 72)
Springfield, Ohio
Spouse(s) Frances Struewing
Alma mater Miami University
Ohio Northern University

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.

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. He defeated Richard Cordray in November 2018.

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