Mike DeWine Age, Career, Politics, Marital Status, and Salary

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Who is Mike DeWine?

Richard Michael DeWine abbreviated as Mike DeWine is a prominent American politician and attorney serving as the 70th and current governor of Ohio. Being a member of the Republican Party, he began his career as a prosecutor before being elected to Ohio State. From 1993 until 1991, he served as a U.S. representative, the 59th lieutenant governor of Ohio under Geroge Voinovich from 1991 until 1994, the United States senator from 1995 to 2007, and the 50th attorney general of Ohio from 2011 to 2019.

How Old Is Mike DeWine?

He is 75 years old as of November 2022, having been born on January 5, 1947, in Yellow Springs, Ohio, U.S. Mike shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Walker Scobell, Bradley Cooper, Kennedy Claire Walsh, Marilyn Manson, Everly Joy Lambert, and many more.

Mike DeWine Family

Who are Mike DeWine’s Parents?

He was born to Richard L. DeWine (Father) and Jean DeWine (Mother). His parents are of Irish descent.

Does Mike DeWine have Siblings?

News on the internet shows that he was born as an only child.

Mike DeWine Education

He received his education at Miami University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education in 1969. Later, he attended Ohio Northern University College of Law were earned a Juris Doctor in 1972.

A Photo of Mike DeWine
A Photo of Mike DeWine

Mike DeWine Marital Status

He is married to the love of his life Frances Struewing. They married on June 3, 1967.

Mike DeWine Kids

He and his wife Frances have eight kids by the name Pat DeWine (born on February 22, 1968, an American attorney, politician, and jurist), Rebecca DeWine (died on August 4, 1993), Mark DeWine, Alice DeWine, Jill DeWine, Anna DeWine, Brian DeWine, and Jogn DeWine.

Mike DeWine Early Political Career

He started working as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Greene County, Ohio at the age of 25. In 1976, he was elected County Prosecutor, serving for four years. In 1980, he was elected to the Ohio State Senate and went on to serve one two-year term. Later after two years, U.S Representative Bud Brown of Ohio’s 7th congressional district retired after 18 years in Congress; his father Clarence Brown Sr. had held the seat for 26 years before that.

Mike went on and won the Republican nomination, assuring him of election in November. He was then reelected three more times from his district which stretches from his home in Springfield to the Columbus suburbs. In 1986, he ran unopposed in what was regarded as a bad year for Republicans nationally. In 1990, he gave up his seat to run for lieutenant governor of Ohi as George Voinovich’s running mate. The Voinovich-DeWine ticket was easily elected. He then ran unsuccessfully for United States Senate in 1992, against the former astronaut and incumbent Senator John Glenn.

A Career in the U.S. Senate

Again he ran for Senate in 1994, this time defeating prominent attorney Joel Hyatt by a 15-point margin. In 2002, he was reelected by defeating gun show promoter Ronald Dickson (161,185 votes, or 12.44%) and former U.S. Rep Frank Cremeans (104,219 votes, or 8.05%) in the primary. In the general election, he went on and defeated Ted Celeste. He also voted in favor of the 2002 Iraq Resolution authorizing the use of force against Saddam Hussein. In the 2006 United States Senate election in Ohio, he ran for reelection but lost to U.S Representatives and former Ohio Secretary of State Sherrod Brown by double digits. Thus he received 905,644 fewer votes in 2006 than he received in 2000.

A Post-Senate Career

He accepted positions teaching government courses at Cedarville University, Ohio Northern University, and Miami University. He then went on and joined the law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp in 2007 as corporate investigations group chair. Also, he advised the Ohio campaign of John McCain’s 2008 presidential bid.

A Career as Attorney General of Ohio

He announced his candidacy for attorney general of the state of Ohio on July 21, 2009. On November 2, 2010, he was elected attorney general by defeating incumbent Richard Cordray, 48-46%. As an attorney of Ohio, he sent letters to drugstore chains encouraging them to discontinue the sale of tobacco products. Mike then endorsed Tim Pawlenty, in the 2012 Republican presidential primary. Then endorsed Mitt Romney after Pawlenty dropped out of the race. He then announced on February 17, 2012, that he was retracting his endorsement of Romney and endorsing Rick Santorum. On November 14, 2014, he was reelected as attorney general, as he defeated challenger David A. Pepper. And carried 83 out of Ohio’s 88 counties.

Legal Challenge to the Affordable Care Act

He filed a lawsuit in 2015 in federal court in Ohio against a part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the suit, he alleged that the AC’s Transitional Reinsurance Program) was unconstitutional as applied to state and local governments. In January 2016, the federal court dismissed Mike’s suit with U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley holding that the Transitional Reinsurance Program did not violate the Constitution. Unsatisfied, he went on and appealed, however, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed Marble’f dismissal of the suit.

Criminal Justice

His stated goal has been “Protecting Ohio Families”. And upon taking office in 2011, he launched a special sexual assault kit (SAK) testing initiative after learning that hundreds of police departments across Ohio had thousands of untested rape kits in their evidence room shelves. Also, he launched the Crimes Against Children Initiative. The initiative paired BCI criminal investigators with seasoned prosecuting attorneys to investigate and prosecute child predators.


As attorney general, he took steps to close down “pill mills” in Ohio that fueled the opioid epidemic. And by the end of his first year in office, he had worked to close all 12 pill mills in Scioto County, considered by many to have been the national center of the prescription drug crisis. Moreover, his efforts led to more than 100 doctors and pharmacists losing their licenses for improper prescription practices. He then went on and formed a new Heroin Unit in 2013. The unit was to provide Ohio communities with law enforcement, legal, and outreach assistance to combat the state’s heroin problem.

Columbus Crew Relocation Lawsuit

News reports surfaced in October 2017, that Anthony Precourt (the investor-operator of the soccer club Columbus Crew) was exploring the option of moving the team out of the state. In December 2017, Mike sent a letter to Precourt reminding him of his obligations under Ohio Law. However, Precourt failed to respond and thus Mike filed a suit against Precourt and Major League Soccer in March 2018 to enforce Ohio law and insist upon a reasonable opportunity for local investors to buy the team.

A Career as Governor of Ohio

A Career in the 2018 Election

He announced his candidacy on May 26, 2016, for governor of Ohio in 2018. He then confirmed this at the annual ice cream social held on June 25, 2017, at his home in Cedarville, Ohio. On December 1, 2017, he chose Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted as his running mate. On May 8, 2018, he won the Republican primary by defeating incumbent Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor with 59.8% of the vote. In the general election, he proceeded to win by defeating the Democratic nominee, former Consumer Finacial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, by a margin of about four percentage points.



President Trump appointed Mike to the bipartisan Council of Governors on February 22, 2019. On December 6, he proposed to allow judges to confiscate firearms from those deemed potentially dangerous and to provide them with mental health treatment while maintaining their due process rights. Other notable aspects of his plan include; expanded background checks before purchasing a firearm, increased access to psychiatric and behavioral health services, and increased penalties for illegally possessing firearms.


In January 2020, he sent troops from the Ohio National Guard to Puerto Rico, which had recently experienced several earthquakes. That same year on January 15, he signed a $30 million funding bill for Ohio farmers to prevent algal blooms which went into effect on February 1. On March 3, informed of the public risk by Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, Mike went on and canceled most of the Arnold Sports Festivals. This was because of the imminent threat of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ohio before any cases or deaths were reported. Also, he issued on March 11, 2020, an order limiting visitors to Ohio assisted living facilities and nursing homes, limiting visitors to one per day per resident, with all visitors to be screened for the illness.


During the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, he voiced support for Ukraine saying that the invasion was “unacceptable” and all-freedom-loving people should stand against this unprovoked invasion. On February 26, he took action in support of Ukraine by banning the purchase and sale of Russian Standard (vodka) within the state of Ohio. This was because the brand and distillers are owned by a Russian corporation. That same day, he declares February 27, 2022, a “Day of Prayer for the People of Ukraine”.

A Career in Political Positions


He signed House Bill 493, known as the Ohio “Heartbeat Bill” into law in April 2019. The law prohibits abortion after a heartbeat is detected in a fetus with no exceptions for cases of rape and incest, thus imposing one of the nation’s most extensive abortion restrictions. He also opposes abortion.

Capital Punishment

Although he is catholic, he has not joined the pope and the catholic bishops in opposing the death penalty. And has not joined former governor Robert Taft, former attorney general Petro and former Speaker of the House Householder in calling for an end to Ohio executions. Since taking office in January 2019, no executions have been conducted in Ohio.

Gun Control

In 2004, he cosponsored an amendment to renew the Federal Assault Weapons Ban. Repeatedly, he has received an “F” rating from the National Rifle Association. And the National Rifle Association endorsed him for governor. Mike was one of only two Republican senators to vote against the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which bans lawsuits against gun manufacturers, distributors, and dealers for criminal misuse of their products. In 2019, he proposed a Red Flag Law for Ohio that would allow courts to take a gun from people seen as a threat to others or themselves.

LGBT Rights

In addition, he opposes same-sex marriage and sponsored the Federal Marriage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would have prevented same-sex marriage. In the Supreme Court, he argued in favor of prohibitions on same-sex marriage. Saying that same-sex marriage bans infringe on “no fundamental right” and that states should not have to recognize same-sex couples who married in other states. In 2021, he opposed a bill that would have banned transgender athletes from playing on sports teams that do not match their sex at birth.


He said in 2019 that “It would really be a mistake for Ohio, by legislation to say that marijuana for adults is just OK”. In February 2020, NORML, a group advocating the legalization of marijuana, gave Mike an “F” rating in relation to his policies.


He signed a bill in 2020 that forbids colleges and universities in Ohio from blocking controversial speakers. In 2020, his compensation was 17th among state governors, at $159,189 compared to a maximum of $225,000 for the governor of New York and a minimum of $70,000 for the governor of Maine.

Mike Dwine Height and Measurements

His body measurements are not mentioned on the internet.

Mike DeWine’s Salary and Net Worth

He has a salary of $164,590 and has an unknown net worth.