John Kasich

July 13, 2015
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John Kasich
Governor John Kasich.jpg
69th Governor of Ohio
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 10, 2011
Lieutenant Mary Taylor
Preceded by Ted Strickland
Chairman of the House Budget Committee
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2001
Preceded by Martin Olav Sabo
Succeeded by Jim Nussle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio‘s 12th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 2001
Preceded by Bob Shamansky
Succeeded by Pat Tiberi
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 15th district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 13, 1982
Preceded by Robert O’Shaughnessy
Succeeded by Richard Pfeiffer
Personal details
Born John Richard Kasich
May 13, 1952 (age 63)
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Lee Griffith (m. 1975–80)

Karen Waldbillig (m. 1997)

Children Emma Kasich (daughter)

Reese Kasich (daughter)

Residence Governor’s Mansion
Alma mater Ohio State University
Religion Anglican

John Richard Kasich (/ˈksɨk/; born May 13, 1952)[1] is the 69th Governor of Ohio, in office since 2011.[2] A member of the Republican Party, he served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio’s 12th congressional district from 1983 to 2001.[3] He was a commentator on Fox News Channel, hosting Heartland with John Kasich (2001–2007). He also worked as an investment banker, as managing director of Lehman BrothersColumbus, Ohio office until the firm collapsed in 2008.[4][5]

In the 2010 Ohio gubernatorial election, Kasich defeated Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland, 49% to 47%.[6] He was re-elected in a landslide in 2014, defeating Democrat Ed FitzGerald, the County Executive of Cuyahoga County, 64% to 33% and winning all but two counties. He has a presidential campaign announcement set for July 21st, 2015.

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