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Biographical Profile for Mike Dewine
Currently Elected Attorney General, Ohio
Age: 68
Party: Ohio Republican Party
Phone: 614-466-4986
Address: 30 E. Broad St., 14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Mike Dewine's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Earnest in his determination to get things done for those in need, Mike DeWine has been dubbed the "bodyguard of the poor." He has developed a reputation in Washington for being hard working, honest, and solution-oriented. He has immersed himself in issues that are vital to the well-being and prosperity of Ohioans, Americans, and citizens across the globe. Mike DeWine has become a recognized national leader in efforts to:

* Secure the health, welfare, and safety of our children. Related Speeches: Bishop Griffin Breakfast Speech, Remarks--Pediatric Rule, Remarks--Compassionate Care Bill, Remarks--Transportation Safety

* Provide our young people with the best possible education. Related Speeches: Education Remarks--Akron Roundtable

* Help ease humanitarian suffering and the spread of disease around the world. Related Speeches: Remarks--Catholic Medical Mission Board

* Ensure law enforcement officials have access to advanced technology. Related Speeches: Remarks--Rape Kits and DNA Bill, Ballistics Column

* Protect and restore unique natural areas, including the Great Lakes, for the enjoyment of future generations. Related Speeches: Remarks--Great Lakes Hearing

* Promote job opportunities through an improved, user-friendly job training system.

* Improve our Nation's ability to gather intelligence to protect us from terrorists.

* Stem the flow of drugs into our country.

* Secure a balanced-budget, cut taxes, and promote economic opportunities.

Through his membership on several important Senate Committees, Mike DeWine is able to work on legislative efforts that directly impact our health, safety, and security. He currently is assigned to the following Committees:

Appropriations Committee. Senator DeWine is the first Ohio U.S. Senator in six decades to serve on this Committee -- a Committee tasked with the important job of determining the use and distribution of our federal tax dollars.

Judiciary Committee. Senator DeWine is Chairman [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Mike DeWine was born on January 5, 1947, and grew up in Yellow Springs, Ohio. As the son of parents and grandparents who ran a small agricultural business, he spent his youth and early adult life working in the fields and in the mill, learning the value of hard work and determination. Mike DeWine and his wife, Fran, who have been married for over 38 years, have eight children and nine grandchildren. As a parent, grandparent, and United States Senator, he knows that the safety and security of our children extend beyond measures to protect their immediate well-being. He knows that the world he helps to shape today is the world our children and grandchildren will inherit and remains vigilant in his work to secure our children's future through the stabilization of countries around the world.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
He graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1969 with a degree in education and then from Ohio Northern University Law School, Ada, Ohio, in 1972 with a law degree.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Attorney, Private Practice, 1973-present
Prosecuting Attorney, Green County, 1976-1981
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Green County, 1973-1976.

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Green County Bar Association
Green County Historical Society.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Soon after obtaining a law degree in 1972, he began his career in public service -- a career that now has spanned over 30 years and has involved work at all levels of government. Firm in his belief that criminals should be brought to justice, DeWine -- at the young age of 25 -- started working as the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Greene County, and in 1976, he was elected Prosecutor. What he learned during those years in the Prosecutor's office stayed with him and compelled him to continue in public service in a variety of capacities. DeWine served as an Ohio State Senator, a four-term U.S. Congressman, and as Ohio's 59th Lieutenant Governor.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Roman Catholic.
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
ike DeWine was first sworn into the United States Senate on January 4, 1995, as the first Republican U.S. Senator to represent the Buckeye state in more than two decades. In 2000, he was the first Republican U.S. Senator in nearly a half-century to be re-elected to serve Ohio.

He currently is assigned to the following Committees:

Appropriations Committee.
Judiciary Committee.
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
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