Former Ohio Congressman
Executive Director, Council for National Policy
An outstanding communicator, Congressman McEwen is a leading advocate for democracy and free market economics. Currently he serves as Executive Director of the Washington based Council for National Policy.
Prior to joining CNP, Congressman McEwen served as a Senior Advisor to Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald, a leading national law firm with offices in Cincinnati and Washington, D.C. He also led Empower America along with his colleagues the Honorable Jack Kemp, former drug czar and Education Secretary William Bennett, and United Nations Ambassador Jeanne Kirkpatrick.
He was elected to represent Ohio’s Sixth District in the U.S. House of Representatives for six terms. During his congressional service, Mr. McEwen served as Special Presidential Envoy for both Presidents Reagan and Bush, was selected as a U.S. representative to the European Parliament from 1985 to 1993, and Congressman McEwen served as an official U.S. observer in Moscow during both the 1991 Soviet Coup attempt and was the only American present in the Kremlin in January 1992 when the Soviet Union was dissolved.
The congressman was elected by his colleagues to the two most coveted positions in the U. S. Congress: the Select Committee on Intelligence which oversees all of our nation’s secrets and the powerful House Committee on Rules which has jurisdiction over all legislation in Congress. As one of only four Republicans on the 13 member Rules Committee, he managed nearly one-third of all legislation on the House floor for the Republican side of the Congressional aisle.
Prior to his Congressional service, he served as Vice President of Ohio’s third largest Real Estate and Development firm as well as serving three terms in the Ohio House of Representatives as the Senior Republican on the Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee.
The congressman appears frequently on such network programming as Fox News, CNN’s Crossfire, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and others. His writings have appeared in numerous national publications. The congressman currently serves on the boards for International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, Cogility Software, AccessData, Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk, and UnitedinPurpose.org.
Congressman McEwen attended the University of Miami and Ohio State University, College of Law. He is married to the former Liz Boebinger of Canton, Ohio and together they have four children and six grandchildren.