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:: ''See also: [[Ohio gubernatorial election, 2014]]''
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Kasich has declared his candidacy for re-election as [[Governor of Ohio]] in the [[Ohio state executive official elections, 2014|2014 elections]].<ref name=reelec14/>The general election will take place on November 4, 2014.
Kasich has declared his candidacy for re-election as [[Governor of Ohio]] in the [[Ohio state executive official elections, 2014|2014 elections]].<ref name=reelec14/> The general election will take place on November 4, 2014.
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|Governor of Ohio|
|January 10, 2011 - Present|
|Years in position||4|
|Predecessor||Ted Strickland (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 consecutive terms|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio, 12th District|
|January 3, 1983 – January 3, 2001|
|Ohio State Senate|
|Bachelor's||Ohio State University (1974)|
|Date of birth||May 13, 1952|
|Place of birth||McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Personal
- 6 Recent news
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Before his election to the buckeye state's top seat, he served in the Ohio State Senate from 1979-1983 and the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983-2000. He made an unsuccessful bid for President in 2000.
Kasich has stated his intention to seek a second term as governor in 2014. He has also been named as a contender for the Republican nomination for President in 2016. Elected by a strong conservative base, including support from tea party groups, Kasich drew their fury in February 2013 when he announced he would expand Medicaid in the state using federal money, possibly hurting his re-election chances.
An analysis of Republican governors by Nate Silver of the New York Times in April 2013 ranked Kasich as the 23rd most conservative governor in the country.
After graduating, he joined the Ohio Legislative Services Commission, moving over to work directly for Buz Lukens, a state Senator at the time, for three years before beginning his own political career.
From 2001 through April 21, 2007, Kasich was the host of "Heartland with John Kasich" on Fox News. During that time he was also a frequent guest host on "The O'Reilly Factor," and contributor to a variety of Fox News programs including "Hannity and Colmes."
- B.A. Ohio State University (1974)
Governor of Ohio (2011-present)
Kasich has served as Governor of Ohio since January 10, 2011. He was elected on November 2, 2010.
Job creation ranking
In a June 2013 analysis by The Business Journals which ranked 45 of the country's 50 governors by their job creation record, Kasich was ranked number 26. The five governors omitted from the analysis all assumed office in 2013. The ranking was based on a comparison of the annual private sector growth rate in all 50 states using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Kasich made tax reform a priority for 2013. On February 12, 2013, Representative Ron Amstutz introduced House Bill 59, Kasich's proposed fiscal year 2014-15 budget. Among other things, this bill proposed significantly altering the Ohio tax system. The bill would cut the business income tax by 50 percent and the personal income tax by 20 percent. The bill would also decrease the state sales tax from 5.5 to 5 percent while making more services subject to the state income tax. Further revenue would be raised by changing the state tax on oil drilling companies from $0.20/barrel to 4 percent, although it would be eliminated for smaller companies. Noting in its technical review of HB 59 that previous attempts in other states to significantly expand the sales tax base had failed for a variety of reasons, the law firm Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP found that Kasich's "ambitious" tax reforms would hit Ohio businesses most directly and hardest although individual consumers will bear the brunt of these new taxes in the form of higher prices for the things they typically buy and use." The progressive think tank Ohio Policy Matters strongly criticized Kasich's income and sales tax reforms and calculated the proposal would result in a tax cut of $10,369 for the top 1 percent of income earners and tax increase of $63 for the bottom 1 percent. The Ohio Liberty Coalition, a coalition of Ohio Tea Party groups, opposed Kasich's proposed tax increases for oil companies. Upon its introduction by Amstutz, the bill was referred to the Finance and Appropriations Committee.
U.S. House of Representatives (1983-2001)
Kasich served 9 terms in the House, from 1983 through 2001. In 1996 Bob Dole considered Kasich a potential running-mate for his presidential bid, ultimately choosing instead to run with Jack Kemp.
In 1993, Kasich was the Ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee. Kasich co-authored the Penny-Kasich Plan, an alternative deficit reduction bill to President Bill Clinton's plan. The bill failed by only six votes.
Kasich was chair of the congressional committee on welfare reform in 1994. Kasich assisted Republicans who supported President Clinton's Omnibus Crime Bill of 1994 in designing ways to reduce the bill's cost, thereby helping it pass the House. His support of the bill put him at odds with gun rights advocates and much of the Republican base.
Ohio State Senate (1978-1982)
Kasich began his career in politics as a legislative aide to Ohio State Senator Donald Lukens. In 1978 he was elected to the Ohio State Senate. He served through 1982, when he was then elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
- See also: Ohio gubernatorial election, 2014
- See also: Ohio gubernatorial election, 2010
In an Ohio first, Kasich initially announced his running mate on social network website Twitter.com. Kasich has been critical of the GOP with regard to adoption of new media. His campaign takes advantage of all the major online networking sites.
On November 2, 2010, Kasich defeated incumbent Strickland in the election.
|Governor of Ohio, 2010|
|Democratic||Ted Strickland Incumbent||47%||1,812,059|
|Election Results via Ohio Secretary of State|
Comprehensive donor information for Kasich is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kasich raised a total of $21,124,447 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 13, 2013.
|John Kasich's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Ohio Governor/Lt. Gov||$2,775,956|
|2010||Ohio Governor/Lt. Gov||$18,348,491|
|Grand Total Raised||$21,124,447|
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of John Kasich's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|John Kasich's Campaign Contributions|
Governor of Ohio
|Total Raised by General Election Opponents||$16,580,850 (Dem)|
|Top 5 contributions||Ohio Republican Party||$756,880|
|Summit County Republican Central Committee||$150,000|
|Wayne Michael Boich, Jr.||$34,186|
|Ward J Timken, Jr.||$32,700|
|Robert H Castellini||$25,001|
After losing both his parents in a 1987 auto accident, Kasich converted from Roman Catholicism to evangelical Christianity. He is amicably divorced from his first wife, Mary Lee Griffith, and has been married to Karen Waldbillig since 1997. Together, they have two daughters.
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- U.S. Representative (1983–2001)
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Governor and Lieutenant Governor: November 2, 2010," Accessed July 2, 2013
- Ohio.com, " Republican sweep statewide offices," November 3, 2010
- [http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/27017/john-kasich#.UdMSh22-Fr0 Project Vote Smart, " Governor John Richard Kasich's Biography," accessed July 2, 2013]
- Columbus Dispatch, "Kasich focused on his own re-election bid," November 8, 2012
- Politico, "John Kasich’s Obamacare flip burns conservatives," February 4, 2013
- National Journal, "Tea Party Groups Clash With Kasich in Ohio," May 3, 2013
- New York Times, "In State Governments, Signs of a Healthier G.O.P.," April 16, 2013
- John Kasich at IMDB
- The Business Journals, "Governors and jobs: How governors rank for job creation in their states," June 27, 2013
- The Business Journals, "How state governors rank on their job-growth record," June 27, 2013
- Wall Street Journal, "The State Tax Reformers," January 29, 2013
- Ohio House Bill 59 information page, accessed February 25, 2013
- Brandon Blackwell, Cleveland Plain Dealer, "http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2013/02/post_42.html," February 12, 2013
- Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, "State and Local Tax Alert: Ohio Tax Reform Bill Introduced - House Bill No. 59," February 15, 2013
- Ohio Policy Matters, Tax Policy, "Kasich tax proposal would further tilt tax system in favor of Ohio’s affluent," February 2013
- Jason Hart, Media Trackers, "Ohio Liberty Coalition Bashes Gov. Kasich’s Tax Hike Talk," February 20, 2013
- Examiner.com, "Ohio Gov., Lt. Gov. endorse Romney, but Kasich won't be with Romney in Lorain," April 19, 2012
- The Last Cookie On The Plate
- Richard Lacayo, Time Magazine, Remember the Deficit?
- It oughta be a crime - Omnibus Crime Bill of 1994, National Review, 9/12/1994
- It's official: Kasich in governor's race
- Kasich Picks Ohio Auditor as Running Mate
- John R. Kasich on Twitter
- The GOP: Luddites or high tech?
- Kasich vs. Strickland
- "John Kasich names staff members," Dayton Business Journal, November 3, 2010
- Follow the Money, " Career fundraising for John Kasich & Mary Taylor," accessed May 13, 2013
- Follow the Money.org, "Home," accessed February 17, 2015
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