Born in McKees Rock, Pennsylvania on May 13, 1952, John Kasich currently serves as the 69th Governor of Ohio. He attended Ohio State University, graduating with a degree in Political Science in 1974 and going on to join the Ohio Legislative Services Commission as a researcher. From 1975 until 1978 he worked as administrative assistant to State Senator Buz Lukens. Kasich was first elected to public office in 1978, when he became the youngest member ever elected to the Ohio State Senate at age 26. In 1982, he won election to the U.S. House of Representatives; he was subsequently reelected 8 times, servicing from 1983 until 2001. After dropping out of the 2000 presidential race in July of 1999, he joined Fox News as a commentator and host and became a managing director for Lehman Brothers (a position he maintained until the firm’s collapse in 2008). Kasich was elected Governor of Ohio in 2010. He is currently married to his second wife Karen; the couple has two daughters.
John Kasich announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination on July 21, 2015.
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