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
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.
Attorney, Private Practice, 1973-present
Prosecuting Attorney, Green County, 1976-1981
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Green County, 1973-1976.
Green County Bar Association
Green County Historical Society.
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.
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:
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
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.