Mike Dittoe served for 15 years in the Ohio House of Representatives, completing his tenure there as director of communications and later as chief of staff. As chief of staff, he helped develop multiple legislative initiatives, including several state operating, transportation, and capital budgets. Additionally, he supervised all departments and the 200+ employees of the House and coordinated the House’s $23 million annual operating budget.
Mike was also the first executive director of the Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee (OHROC), the campaign arm for Ohio House Republicans, later serving as a senior advisor there for nearly a decade. During his tenure, Republicans earned a record number of seats in a single election year and the largest Republican supermajority in Ohio House history at the time.
In 2018, Mike managed the winning primary of U.S. Congressman Troy Balderson and was an advisor on the successful statewide ballot initiative on Congressional redistricting reform. In 2020, he served as one of the consultants for the Republican Senate Campaign Committee (RSCC), the campaign arm for Ohio Senate Republicans, helping them achieve one of the largest Republican supermajorities in Ohio Senate history.
Mike is active in several different boards and commissions throughout the state. He is the past chairman of Ohio’s Museum of Catholic Art & History in Columbus and a board member with the Capitol Square Foundation at the Ohio Statehouse, the USO, and Miami University’s Public Leaders Board. In 2021, Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman appointed Mike to represent Central Ohio on the Transportation Review Advisory Council, which assists the Ohio Department of Transportation in developing and funding priority road and transit construction projects across the state.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Miami University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Dayton, where he served as a graduate teaching and research assistant on scholarship. He also holds a graduate certificate in political management from The George Washington University in Washington D.C. Mike and his wife, Erica, reside in Central Ohio with their son and three daughters.