Vision for America
Under Governor John R. Kasich’s leadership, Ohio restored its fiscal stability and became one of the nation’s top job creating states. By rebuilding the state’s budget reserves to an historic $2.7 billion, cutting taxes by $5 billion, and streamlining regulations, Ohio achieved the most improved business climate in America, one that created more than 550,000 new private-sector jobs and outpacing the national average.
At the same time, Gov. Kasich worked to help those most in need and make sure vulnerable Ohioans have opportunities to reach their full potential. That included expanding health care coverage to more low-income Ohioans, enabling people to move up and out of poverty, helping minority small businesses grow and strengthening opportunities for those with developmental disabilities.
As a Congressman, John Kasich chaired the House Budget Committee and was the chief architect of the last federal balanced budget. He also served 18 years on the House Armed Services Committee where he was a strong ally of President Reagan and his national security agenda.
He has also had a successful career as an investment banker, New York Times best-selling author and hosted his own television show on Fox News. The governor is originally from McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, a blue-collar town outside Pittsburgh where his father delivered mail for 30 years. He and his wife Karen have twin daughters.