Republican Governorship candidate Mike DeWine has won the governorship election in Ohio State defeating Democrat candidate Richard Cordray with 50.7percent to 46.4 percent of the votes cast.
In his victory speech, Mike DeWine, who is Ohio State Attorney General said, “As we begin this journey, we must work not as Democrats or Republicans but as Ohioans. Ohioans united around our shared mission to ensure that every single person in this state; every child, no matter where they are born or who their parents are, no matter what their circumstances, has the opportunity to live up to their God-given potential. That is our mission.
“As Governor, it would be my responsibility, and responsibility that I take very seriously, to pull people together; Democrats, Republicans, Independents for a common course because Ohio’s challenges are not solvable by one party, they are not solvable by one person, they are solvable by all of us pulling together and working together and that is my commitment to each and every one of you.
“Our fundamental beliefs and our core values as Ohioans really, what we share together, truly transcends party politics. I ask all Ohioans to come with us, come with us as we make Ohio schools the best in the nation, come with us as we help Ohioans sons and daughters who suffer from disease of addiction and whose purpose in life has been interrupted by opioids, alcohol and other drugs, we must help them; come with us as we double down on the Mexican drug cartels that are wreaking havoc on the State of Ohio; come with us as we put more Ohioans to work and make this State the biggest job generator in this country and truly make Ohio a State of opportunity,” he said.
According to him, “Ohio best days are ahead of us. We will focus on this every single day. We will begin the hard work necessary to create a better and brighter future for every single Ohioan and take us to a new level of prosperity. To reach our State great destiny we need the dedication and energy of every Ohio citizen. Join us as we start this journey”.
In his concession speech, Democrat Governorship candidate Richard Cordray congratulated Mike DeWine on his victory and “offered him my sincere hope that he would use his new role to unite us as a State and help bring us together as a country.”
“Mike has always been a dedicated public servant and I hope he would be a governor who looks out for all Ohioans as much as Ohioans who voted for me as to the Ohioans who voted for him” he said.