Nearly 200 DeWine-Husted Campaign Donors Rewarded with State Appointments
October 26, 2022
Donors Appointed to State Positions Have Given Nearly One Million Dollars to DeWine-Husted Since 2018 Gubernatorial Campaign
Columbus, OH — Mike DeWine, who has long been plagued by questions of pay-to-play misdeeds, has appointed nearly 200 of his campaign donors to various state boards and commissions since his term as governor began in 2019. In total, those donors have given nearly a million dollars to the DeWine-Husted campaign since 2017. It’s the latest example of DeWine looking out for his own political interests and the interests of the wealthy and well-connected instead of doing his job and looking out for the interests of working Ohioans.
- At least 190 DeWine Husted donors were appointed to various government boards and commissions:
- DeWine appointees gave a combined total of at least $927,400.42 to Mike DeWine, Jon Husted, and Pat DeWine.
- The 188 donors gave a collective $825,642.63 to DeWine’s gubernatorial campaign and transition fund.
- The DeWine family, (Mike & Pat) received a combined $863,013.46 from DeWine appointees.
- Find a full list of DeWine donors who have been appointed to state boards and commissions HERE.
Ohioans deserve to know whether these appointments were politically-motivated and if any promises were made by the governor and/or his staff in exchange for political contributions.
“After dodging questions about rewarding those in his inner circles for years with backroom deals at all levels of government, it appears DeWine has rewarded his campaign donors with cushy state appointments. DeWine has tried to hide the truth for too long, and Ohioans deserve answers about how these appointments came about and whether they were politically motivated,” said Matt Keyes, spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.