Michael Dustman currently serves as the Director of Constituent Services for Ohio U.S. Senator Rob Portman. He directs a staff of four caseworkers who act as liaisons to federal government agencies for Ohio constituents.
Michael is also responsible for statewide outreach on military and veterans issues. He regularly attends meetings with statewide veterans groups, retirees and military organizations and reports to the Senator the issues and concerns of those communities. As part of this outreach, Michael is responsible for meeting with all of Ohio’s military facilities, installations and defense community groups to recommend to the Senator ways to further reinforce Ohio’s defense capabilities, protect Ohio defense jobs and strengthen national security. In 2006, Michael was awarded the Patrick Henry Award from the National Guard Association of the United States, the highest honor awarded to a civilian, for outstanding and exceptional service to the Armed Forces of the United States, the National Guard and their families.
Michael started his public service as a Military and Veterans caseworker for Senator Mike DeWine in 1997 and has 24 years of public service experience with the United States Senate. He also has served as the Director of Constituent Services for former U.S. Senator Mike DeWine and former U.S. Senator George Voinovich.
A native of Youngstown, Ohio Michael resides in Grove City, Ohio with his wife and two children. He is a 1996 graduate of The Ohio State University. On his nights and weekends he performs as comedy magician for corporate events.