John Kasich

John Kasich served two terms as the 69th Governor of Ohio from 2011 to 2019, during which he focused on Ohio’s fiscal stability, diversifying the state’s economy, expanding health care coverage for low-income Ohioans, protecting vulnerable residents, and leading reforms to protect the environment. Kasich ran for President during the 2016 Republican primary. He also served in Congress for nine terms, representing Ohio’s 12th congressional district from 1983 to 2001. During his time in Congress he served as Chairman of the House Budget Committee and worked across party lines to pass the first federally balanced budget in decades, which has not been seen again since. He also served on the Armed Services Committee where he played a role in every major national security effort that helped end the Cold War. Today, he runs the Kasich Company and serves as a commentator with NBC and MSNBC.