Frances Struewing DeWine is the wife of Ohio attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine.
Here’s what you need to know.
1. Frances & Mike DeWine Are Childhood Sweethearts & Have Been Married Since 1967
She said Yes! Celebrating today 50 wonderful years of marriage with my beautiful bride Frances! pic.twitter.com/0m9IWoL4vn
— Mike DeWine (@MikeDeWine) June 3, 2017
Frances Struewing and Mike DeWine both grew up in Yellow Springs. It’s a small town in western Ohio near Dayton and the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, in Greene County. It’s a community of just under 4,000 people, according to 2017 estimates via the Census Bureau.
According to the Dayton Daily News, the couple grew up together, having met in first grade. They started dating in sixth grade. During a visit to Yellow Springs High School in 2012, Mike DeWine shared with the crowd that he had taken Frances to see a show at the Little Art Theater for their very first date.
Frances and Mike attended college together at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The DeWines tied the knot in 1967, while they were still college students.
2. The DeWines Have Eight Children & 23 Grandchildren
Frances Struewing DeWine had eight children with husband Mike. The oldest, Patrick DeWine, was born one year after they got married, on February 22, 1968. Patrick is a member of the Republican party, also attended Miami University, and got his legal degree at the University of Michigan. He is currently an associate justice on the Ohio Supreme Court. His current term runs through the end of 2022.
Alice DeWine Dudukovich is an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the criminal division in Greene County, Ohio. She attended Miami University and has three children.
Jill DeWine Darling lives in Worthington, a suburb of Columbus. Based on Facebook photos, she appears to have six children.
Mark Dewine earned an MBA from the Ohio State University and married his wife in 2013. They have two children. According to his LinkedIn page, he works as a fifth grade social studies teacher.
In 2010, the DeWine family purchased a minor league baseball team in North Carolina, the Asheville Tourists. Brian DeWine is the president of the baseball club. He graduated from Clemson University in 2002 and earned a master’s degree in sports management in 2003 from …read more