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[Editor's Note: On Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Governor John Kasich announced the suspension of his presidential campaign in a speech in Columbus, OH. He stated, "I have always said that the Lord has a purpose for me, as he has for everyone, and, as I suspend my campaign today, I have renewed faith, deeper faith, that the Lord will show me the way forward and fulfill the purpose of my life. Thank you and God bless."]


Republican Presidential Candidate
Governor of Ohio






Full Name: John Richard Kasich
Birthdate: May 13, 1952
Birthplace: McKees Rocks, PA
Marital Status: Married
Children: Two
Religion: Anglican, formerly Catholic

Involvement:
  • Governor, State of Ohio, Jan. 10, 2011-present
  • Managing Director, Investment Banking Division, Lehman Brothers, 2001-2008
  • Host, Heartland with John Kasich, FOX News, 2001-2007
  • Guest Host, The O’Reilly Factor, FOX News, 2001-2009
  • Presidential Fellow, The Ohio State University
  • Chairman, House Budget Committee, Jan. 3, 1995-Jan. 3, 2001
  • US Representative, Ohio 12th District, Jan. 3, 1983-Jan. 3, 2001
  • Administrative Assistant, Ohio State Senator Buz Lukens, 1975-1978
  • Former Researcher, Ohio Legislative Service Commission

Education:
  • BA, Political Science, The Ohio State University, 1974

Affiliations and Awards:
  • Honorary Chairman, Recharge Ohio, 2008
  • Former Board Member, Invacare Corporation
  • Former Board Member, Norvax

Other:
  • Kasich was the youngest state senator in Ohio history

Select Publications:
  • Every Other Monday: Twenty Years of Life, Lunch, Faith, and Friendship, 2011
  • Stand for Something: The Battle for America’s Soul, 2006
  • Courage Is Contagious: Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things to Change the Face of America, 1999