Richard Michael DeWine, a Republican who is popularly known as Mike DeWine, was born on January 5, 1947. He is an attorney and politician who served as Ohio’s 70th governor since 2019.
DeWine attended Miami University and the Ohio Northern University College of Law. He was born in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He worked as a prosecutor before being elected to the Ohio State Senate.
From 1983 until 1991, DeWine served as a US Representative. From 1995 until 2007, he was a member of the United States Senate. He served as Ohio’s 59th lieutenant governor under George Voinovich from 1991 until 1994. He served as the 50th Attorney General of Ohio from 2011 to 2019.
Mike DeWine’s term in the US Senate
DeWine campaigned for Senate in 1994, this time beating notable attorney Joel Hyatt (son-in-law of retiring Senator Howard Metzenbaum) by 14 points.
DeWine defeated gun show promoter Ronald Dickson and former U.S. Rep. Frank Cremeans in the primary. In the general elections, he defeated Ted Celeste, the brother of former Ohio Gov. Dick Celeste.
DeWine was defeated by Democrat Sherrod Brown in the 2006 midterm election, garnering 905,644 fewer votes than he did in 2000. DeWine was a member of both the Senate Judiciary and the Senate Select Intelligence Committees.
In 1999, DeWine was the first sponsor of the Drug-Free Century Act. He supported the Iraq Resolution of 2002, which authorized the use of action against Saddam Hussein. DeWine stood for reelection to the United States Senate in Ohio in 2006. He was defeated by Sherrod Brown, democratic Rep. and former Ohio Secretary of State.
Mike DeWine as the attorney general of Ohio
DeWine declared his desire to run for Attorney General of Ohio on July 21, 2009. DeWine was elected attorney general on November 2, 2010, beating incumbent Richard Cordray (D) by a vote of 48–46 percent.
As Ohio’s attorney general, DeWine wrote to drugstore chains urging them to stop selling tobacco products. DeWine backed Tim Pawlenty in the Republican presidential primary in 2012 but endorsed Mitt Romney when Pawlenty dropped out. On February 17, 2012, DeWine declared that he was withdrawing his support for Mitt Romney in favor of Rick Santorum.
He said, “To be elected president, you have to do more than tear down your opponents. You have to give the American people a reason to vote for you, a reason to hope, a reason to believe that under your leadership, America will be better. Rick Santorum has done that. Sadly, Governor Romney has not.”
DeWine was re-elected as Attorney General on November 4, 2014. He defeated competitor David A. Pepper. DeWine won 83 of Ohio’s 88 counties.
Mike DeWine’s age and height
Mike DeWine is 75 years of age. The information regarding his height or weight is not certain yet.