Gov. Mike DeWine: Kurfess served Ohio well as speaker

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 8, 2024

Statement from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine after the passing of former Ohio Speaker of the House Chuck Kurfess, who died Friday at age 94. Kurfess served as speaker from 1967-72:

Fran and I are saddened to hear of the death of former Ohio House Speaker Chuck Kurfess. 

Chuck was a true public servant who represented Northwest Ohio so very well, serving in both the House and as Wood County Common Pleas Judge. As Speaker, he always looked at the big picture of what was best for all Ohioans and for our children. 

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Through the years when I visited Bowling Green, I would often see him, and I always enjoyed our conversations. 

He always stayed in touch with what was going on in Ohio, and I appreciated his wise counsel over the years. 

Fran and I extend our sincerest condolences to Chuck’s family.

Mike DeWine is a Republican and the 70th governor of Ohio.