DeWine Administration

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Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration is preparing to roll out his first proposed budget, which will likely include several big agenda items. 

Gov. Mike DeWine poses with his appointed cabinet members.
Karen Kasler

More than two dozen nominated state agency directors gathered for Gov. Mike DeWine's first cabinet meeting where DeWine emphasized a mentality of public service.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine greet supporters as they walk into the Statehouse Rotunda for the Inauguration Ceremony.
John Minchillo/Associated Press

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine set his sights on working for the future in his ceremonial inauguration today. 

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Surrounded by family and friends on his farm in Cedarville, Mike DeWine took the oath of office to become the 64th person to serve as Ohio Governor.

On Monday, Incoming Gov. Mike DeWine will bring a public inauguration back inside the Statehouse for the first time in 52 years, since Gov. Jim Rhodes took the oath of office in the Rotunda in 1967. And he also may bring back another tradition to the state capital.

Lt. Gov.-elect Jon Husted has been asked to play several roles in the DeWine Administration, including overseeing workforce transformation efforts. 

Gov. Elect Mike DeWine has nominated leaders for 14 more state departments under his administration. The Senate gets the final say. But many of them have decades of experience in the field their agencies will deal with.

Mike DeWine says Ohioans won’t have to wait long to see some of what he’s going to do as governor.

Gov.-elect Mike DeWine has tapped Lt. Gov.-elect Jon Husted to be the director of InnovateOhio, created in law just last month.

A graph from the PCSAO report, showing a 28% increase in kids in custody over the last five years.
PCSAO.org

Gov.-elect Mike DeWine has said children’s initiatives are a top priority. But one group that advocates for kids says it’s going to push him to prove that in the upcoming state budget.

Andy Chow

The transition to the administration of Gov.-elect Mike DeWine is bringing several changes to state government, including a new office dedicated to carrying out one of DeWine’s top campaign promises: focusing on the development and growth of infants and toddlers.

Andy Chow

Governor-elect Mike DeWine announced the nomination of Annette Chambers-Smith as the next director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. If confirmed, Chambers-Smith would be the first woman to lead the DRC.

Gov. Ted Strickland held his public inauguration ceremony on the west steps of the Statehouse in January 2007.
OGT

Gov.-elect Mike DeWine is giving a few hints about his inauguration next month.

Pic: Gov.-elect Mike DeWine speaks at the winter gathering of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio and the County Engineers Association of Ohio.
Karen Kasler

With just over a month before he takes office, Gov.-elect Mike DeWine spoke to the leaders of the state’s 88 counties – who plan to pressure him for more funding in the upcoming budget process.

Ervan Rodgers, Alisha Nelson, Ann O’Donnell, Laurel Dawson, Mary Mertz and Major General John Harris stand behind Gov.-elect Mike DeWine as he announces they are his choices for various cabinet and senior staff positions.
Karen Kasler

Attorney General and incoming Republican governor Mike DeWine has announced more people he’s chosen to be members of his cabinet.

Andy Chow

Hot off his election night win, Ohio’s Governor-elect Mike DeWine made his first round of staff announcements. That includes the creation of a new position to carry out what DeWine says is among his top priorities.