John Kasich

American politician and former television host (born 1952)

John Richard Kasich Jr. (born May 13, 1952) is an American politician. He was the Governor of Ohio where he has served from 2011 to 2019. He is a Republican. Before being governor, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives and in the Ohio Senate.

John Kasich
69th Governor of Ohio
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 14, 2019
LieutenantMary Taylor
Preceded byTed Strickland
Succeeded byMike DeWine
Chairperson of the House Budget Committee
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byMartin Sabo
Succeeded byJim Nussle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 12th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byBob Shamansky
Succeeded byPat Tiberi
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 15th district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 13, 1982
Preceded byRobert O'Shaughnessy
Succeeded byRichard Pfeiffer
Personal details
John Richard Kasich Jr.

(1952-05-13) May 13, 1952 (age 71)
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary Lee Griffith (1975–1980)
Karen Waldbillig (1997–present)
Alma materOhio State University

Early life change

Kasich (right), aged 18, meeting President Nixon in 1970 at the White House, when he was an Ohio State University freshman[1]

Kasich was born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania.[2] His mother was of Croatian ancestry while his father was Czech.[3][4] Kasich attended The Ohio State University and was part of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.[5] While he was in college, he met US president Richard Nixon in the Oval Office after writing a letter to him.[6][7]

Early career change

He was elected to the Ohio Senate in 1978.[8] He was the second-youngest person to be elected to the state's senate.[9]

Kasich was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1982.[10] He became known for his role in the balanced budget of the 1990s. He was an advocate of cutting spending to make government work better for less money.[11][12] He did a lot of work to pass the Goldwater–Nichols Act of 1986. The act reorganized the U.S. Department of Defense.[12][13] He also worked with Ralph Nader to make less tax loopholes for corporations.[14][15]

In 1998, he was the main force behind the balanced budget that was signed by President Bill Clinton.[16] He ran for president in 2000, but did not succeed.[17] He then hosted a TV show on Fox News for a time. The show was called Heartland with John Kasich.[18]

Governor of Ohio (2011-2019) change

He defeated Ted Strickland in the 2010 Ohio gubernatorial election.[19]

Kasich was re-elected in 2014. He got the majority of votes in 86 of the 88 Ohio counties.[20]

2016 presidential campaign change

In April 2015, he announced that he made his New Day For America group. It was a 527 group before it became a super PAC in July.[21]

In May 2015, sources close to him said he was "virtually certain" to run for the Republican nomination for president.[22]

Kasich announced his candidacy for president on July 21 at Ohio State University.[23] He suspended his campaign on May 4, 2016.[24]

Personal life change

He married Karen Waldbillig in 1997. He has two twin daughters, named Emma and Reese.[25] Kasich is a Anglican Christian, and has been one since his parents were killed in a car crash in 1987.[26][27]

References change

  1. Kaplan, Rebecca (July 21, 2015). "He's late to the 2016 race – but not to politics - Five things to know about John Kasich". CBS News. Archived from the original on February 17, 2017. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  2. Weisskopf & Maraniss 2008, p. 46.
  3. Gossett, Dave (February 7, 2012). "Kasich relaxes at Wells Academy". Herald-Star. Archived from the original on May 4, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  4. Rechcigl 2013, p. 373.
  5. "Brother Kasich Elected Ohio Governor". Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, Inc. Archived from the original on October 16, 2013.
  6. Sellers, Patricia (March 12, 2012). "Ohio governor's career-making moment". Fortune. Archived from the original on February 28, 2016.
  7. Kasich, John (December 2, 1970). "Letter to Richard Nixon". Dayton Daily News. Archived from the original on January 27, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  8. "Statehouse oath a step back in time for Kasich". News Net 5. January 9, 2011. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011.
  9. Wilkinson, Howard (February 26, 1999). ""Little guy" starts White House run". Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on July 15, 2012. Retrieved June 12, 2015.
  10. "OH District 12 Race – Nov 02, 1982". Our Campaigns. Archived from the original on 2015-02-07. Retrieved 2013-07-19.
  11. Smith, Adam (August 19, 2015). "Meet John Kasich, the straight-talking GOP candidate threatening Jeb Bush". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Eaton, Sabrina (August 14, 2015). "Kasich to tout foreign policy experience on presidential campaign trail". Cleveland Plain Dealer. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  13. Locher, James R., III; Nunn, Sam (2004). Victory on the Potomac: The Goldwater-Nichols Act Unifies the Pentagon. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press. pp. 375, 423, 425. ISBN 978-1-58544-398-7.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  14. Apple, R. W. Jr. (1998-04-26). "A Republican With Rough Edges". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2017-01-15. Retrieved 2017-02-17.
  15. Pianin, Erich (May 25, 2006). "Kasich looks at nation, GOP and finds both in trouble". Evansville Courier & Press. Archived from the original on October 25, 2013.
  16. Pianin, Eric (March 3, 1994). "Republican Alternative to Clinton Budget Includes Tax Relief for Parents". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C. Archived from the original on August 25, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  17. Henry Gomez (May 14, 2014). "Choice of a new generation? 'Jolt Cola' presidential campaign quickly goes flat: John Kasich 5.0". Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  18. Calderone, Michael (March 2, 2010). "Fox platform gives Kasich a boost". Politico. Archived from the original on January 7, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  19. "Governor's Mansion goes red as John Kasich wins". Archived from the original on 2016-01-07. Retrieved 2013-07-19.
  20. "2014 Elections Results". Ohio Secretary of State. Archived from the original on November 29, 2020.
  21. Daniel Strauss, John Kasich super PAC raises more than $11 million Archived 2015-08-02 at the Wayback Machine, Politico (July 31, 2015).
  22. Karl, Jonathan (May 17, 2015). "Ohio Gov. John Kasich Virtually Certain to Run for President, Sources Say". ABC News. Retrieved May 17, 2015.
  23. "John Kasich to announce 2016 presidential bid on July 21". Politico. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  24. "John Kasich drops out of presidential race". CNN. May 4, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  25. Stephanie Schorow (September 30, 2010). "Is John Kasich Married?". AOL News/HuffPost Politics. Archived from the original on October 19, 2010. Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  26. Gomez, Henry J. (May 12, 2014). "A mailman's son in McKees Rocks dreams of priesthood and politics: John Kasich 5.0". The Plain Dealer. Archived from the original on February 19, 2016. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  27. "Religion in Review May 2010". Archived from the original on 2015-02-07. Retrieved 2015-02-07.

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