Mike DeWine to speak at Akron Press Club Oct. 7


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will speak at the Akron Press Club lunch on Tuesday, Oct. 7. DeWine, an incumbent Republican, faces David Pepper in the November election.


Lunch will be at 11:45 a.m. and the program will follow. There will be the opportunity for questions. This event is co-sponsored with the University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and No Labels Akron.


DeWine was elected attorney general in 2010. While in office he has worked to test rape kits that had been sitting on police department shelves for years. As a result, more than 172 people have been charged with sex crimes and at least 30 serial rapists identified.


DeWine represented Ohio in the U.S. House and Senate and served as lieutenant governor. He began his political career as a county prosecutor and later was elected to the Ohio Senate. He represented Ohio’s Seventh Congressional District for four terms before being elected as lieutenant governor for a four-year term that began in 1991. DeWine was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994, where he served two terms.


            A native of Springfield who grew up in Yellow Springs, DeWine received an undergraduate degree from Miami University and law degree from Ohio Northern University. 


            He met his wife, Frances, while both were in first grade. They married in 1967 and have eight children and 20 grandchildren.








Speaker: Mike DeWine.


Time: Buffet luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7. Program follows.


Place: Quaker Station, 135 South Broadway (free parking behind the building).


Cost: note – new pricing in effect! 


  • $20 for Press Club members, $25 for non-members.
  • Early bird discount of $15 for members and $20 for non-members for reservations made by Friday, Sept. 26.
  • $25 for all reservations made after Oct. 3 (members & non-members).


Reservations requested: Contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or akronpressclub@gmail.com. Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.


Reservation deadline: Noon, Oct. 3.




Upcoming Press Club lunches:


  • Ohio GOP Chairman Matt Borges will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 14.
  • Ohio Rep. John Patrick Carney, a Democrat who is running for state auditor, will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events