Mike Dovilla

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Mike Dovilla
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 7th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Preceded by Matt Patten
Personal details
Born (1975-03-13) March 13, 1975 (age 39)
Cleveland, Ohio
Political party Republican
Residence Berea, Ohio
Alma mater Baldwin-Wallace College
Profession Consultant
Religion Christian

Michael D. "Mike" Dovilla is a member of the Ohio House of Representatives who represents the Seventh District. Prior to redistricting, he was first elected to represent the Eighteenth District in 2010. He is a Republican.


Dovilla was raised in Berea, Ohio, and graduated from Baldwin Wallace College and American University. Dovilla is a U.S. Navy veteran, formerly worked for U.S. Senator George Voinovich and the United States State Department. He is a member of Phi Kappa Tau and served four years on its national council before being elected National Vice President in July, 2014. He also manages The Dovilla Group, a strategic consulting firm.

He is an officer in the Reserve Component of the U.S. Navy. A lieutenant with over eight years of commissioned service, he served on active duty on a 12-month deployment in Iraq in 2007-2008.

Ohio House of Representatives[edit]

When incumbent Matt Patten won a district in 2008 by a slim margin, he quickly became a big target to Republicans in 2010, and Dovilla was fielded to try and knock him off. Quickly decided the favorite, Dovilla still faced strong opposition in a negative and costly campaign.[1] In an overwhelmingly Republican year, Dovilla bested Patten by about 2000 votes.[2]

He was sworn into his first term on January 3, 2011, and is serving as a member of the committees on Economic and Small Business Development; Education (as vice chair); State Government and Elections and the Subcommittee on Redistricting; and Ways and Means.

In 2012, Dovilla was redistricted into the 7th district. He was reelected to the house with 50.11% of the vote over his predecessor Matt Patten, a margin of 122 votes.[3]


  1. ^ Machu, Sara (2011-05-23). "Matt Patten and Michael Dovilla face off in Ohio 18th District". Cleveland Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  2. ^ "Election Results - Ohio House of Representatives: November 2, 2010". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  3. ^ "Election Results - Final Results - November 2012" (Microsoft Excel). Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 

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