John Kasich

State:Ohio
Current Office:Governor
Party:Republican Party

 

As a nine-term Congressman, John played major leadership roles in a variety of groundbreaking achievements. Driven by a belief that government shouldn’t live beyond its means, John worked as Chairman of the House Budget Committee to construct the plan that balanced the federal budget for the first time since man first walked on the moon. At first the naysayers said it couldn’t be done, then they said it shouldn’t be done, then they said it wouldn’t be done. But John, working with a team of other leaders, proved them all wrong. Together they balanced the budget, provided for the largest government surplus our country has ever seen, and opened the door for an era of tremendous job growth and prosperity.

An advocate of personal responsibility, John chaired the historic congressional conference committee that overhauled the welfare system. Building on his commitment to limited government, John also championed defense reform and the elimination of wasteful government spending by effectively building coalitions with members on both sides of the aisle.

John’s leadership, accomplishments and vision for America led Newsweek magazine to name him one of its “100 people for the 21st century” But instead of seeking a 10th congressional term, John decided to remain in Westerville with his wife Karen and twin daughters Emma and Reese, and has pursued new challenges and experiences outside of Washington.

As a business leader John has worked to understand what makes businesses successful, and has helped companies in a wide variety of industries nationwide to grow, invest for the future and create jobs.

His leadership in Washington and his ability to communicate powerfully and effectively have given John a broad platform to shape public opinion as a commentator, appearing on virtually every major network and cable news show. He has also hosted a national weekly news show called “Heartland with John Kasich,” which allowed him to provide a uniquely Midwestern perspective to news from around the nation and world.

John has lectured on college campuses across the country, challenging students with a message that emphasizes the importance of hard work, ethics and values.

Additionally, John is a two-time New York Times bestselling author. Most recently, he penned Stand for Something: The Battle for America’s Soul. Praised by the likes of Bono, George Stephanopoulos and Elie Wiesel, Stand for Something directly addresses how we can overcome the erosion of the long-standing, hard-earned values upon which our nation is built. John has also authored Courage is Contagious, a book which highlights the stories of ordinary Americans who have taken amazing measures to make a difference for their communities and our country.

Like the people John writes about, his entire career has been about making a difference. Now, turning his leadership toward Ohio, John wants to work together with all Ohioans to make a difference for our future and develop common sense solutions that will bring jobs and prosperity back to Ohio's families.


 

 

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robert

you have completly destroyed the peaceful valley we called OHIO. THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO YOUR LEGISLATIVE LAW ON PAIN RELEIVERS. LOOK AT MY HISTORY. I AM A BROKEN MAN WHO WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO WORK AGAIN. MY WIFE HAS PARKINSONSONS DISEASE AND ALSO NEEDS PAIN RELEIF. I AM A REGISTERED VOTER.I AM SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT THIS BULL LEGISLATION. AND HOW TO RESPOND TO CORRECT YOUR REMOVAL. LOOK! YOU SHOULD LEAVE OHIO BEFORE YOU GET TOTALY DEGRADED TO SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT NO A THING ABOUT PUBLIC POLITICS DUMMY YOU PISSED OFF THE ENTIRE STATE OF OHIO AND YOU CAN'T FIX IT CAUSE YOU-----DON'T KNOW HOW...................

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The Homestead act should have been left alone,this is a blunder that will cost Kasick his office
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I was a backer but when he took away the homestead act which helped senior citizens by applying a 30,000 maximum amount you can make per family he lost my vote,,EX I'm retired 1,150 a month wife still works she's 63 and can't retire for 3 years but makes enough with mine to go over the 30,000 by 3,000. Again the middle class gets Screwed. their a a lot of people in my position and will vote against kasich because of this

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The government of Ohio is composed of the executive branch, led by the Governor; the legislative branch, which comprises the Ohio General Assembly; and the judicial branch, which is led by the Supreme Court.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: John Kasich
Lieutenant Governor: Mary Taylor
Attorney General: Mike DeWine
State Treasurer: Josh Mandel
Secretary of State: Jon Husted