Quick facts about John Kasich 2022-04-28 06:48:27


Birth name: John Richard Kasich Jr.

dad: John Kasich Sr., mail carrier

Mother: Anne Kasich, postal worker

marriages: Karen (Waldbilij) Kasich (1997-present); Mary Lee Griffith (1975-1980, divorced)

Children: With Karen Kasich: twins Emma and Reese

education: Ohio State University, B.A. in Political Science, 1974

religion: Christian

Other facts

The family name is pronounced “KAY-sick”.

Kasich’s parents were murdered by a drunk driver in 1987, a tragedy he is credited with helping him rediscover his faith.

He describes himself as the “chief architect” of the 1997 Balanced Budget Act that he signed President Bill Clintonresulting in the first federal budget surplus since the late 1960s.


December 1970 – While he was a freshman in college, He meets President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office. Weeks earlier, Kasich wrote a handwritten letter to Nixon that resulted in an invitation to the White House.

1975-1977 – Assistant Senator Donald “Boz” Lukins.

November 1978 – He defeats incumbent Democrat Robert O’Shaughnessy to win the Ohio State Senate election.

November 2, 1982 – He was elected to the United States House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Democratic candidate Bob Shamansky. Kasich is the only Republican congressman to have defeated the incumbent Democrat.

January 3, 1983 – January 3, 2001 – He represents Ohio’s 12th congressional district in the US Congress, having been re-elected eight times.

1995-2001 – Chairman of the House Budget Committee.

1998 – Kasich’s book “Courage is Contagious” was published.

2001-September 2008 – works for The investment banking division of Lehman Brothers in Columbus, Ohio as general manager until the company’s collapse.

2002-2007 – Presenter of “From the Heartland with John Kasich” on Fox News.

2006 – Kasich’s book Standing Up For Something: The Battle for the Soul of America is published.

2010 – Published every other Monday: Twenty Years of Life, Lunch, Faith and Friendship, written with Daniel Besner.

November 2, 2010 – He defeats incumbent Democrat Ted Strickland to be elected governor of Ohio.

Jan 10, 2011-January 14, 2019He is the 69th Governor of Ohio.

March 31, 2011 – Kasich signed a law limiting the bargaining rights of public sector workers – including police, teachers and firefighters – to salaries, working conditions and working hours. The law’s entry into force has been postponed pending a referendum in November.

February 2013 – announces that Ohio will accept federal funds under President Barack ObamaHealth Care Act to expand Medicaid coverage to about 275,000 residents. The decision resulted in a months-long battle with state Republican lawmakers, but Kacic ultimately wins in an effort that positions it as both an economic and a moral issue.

November 4, 2014 – A governor was re-elected with 64% of the vote.

July 21 2015 – Announces his candidacy for the presidential elections At his alma mater, The Ohio State University.
Feb 21 2016 – Signs a bill prohibiting the state from signing health service contracts with any organization or provider that offers or promotes non-medical abortions. The legislation would effectively cut off family planning funding in Ohio. Before the law goes into effect, a federal judge grants an injunction that prevents the state from enforcing the provisions of the measure.
July 18 2016 – An Ohio congressman criticized Kasich for refusing to attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. When Ohio’s governor withdrew from the presidential race, he didn’t endorse it Donald Trump.
December 14, 2016 – Signs bill banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy but vetoes the procedureknown as a “heartbeat bill,” which would prevent miscarriages after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Usually, the heartbeat is detected after six weeks of pregnancy.
April 24, 2017 – CNN hosts a City Hall with Kasich.

25 April 2017 – His book “Two Paths: America Divided or United” was published.

January 15, 2019 – CNN announces that Kasich will join the network as a senior political commentator.

October 15, 2019 – His book It’s Up to Us: Ten Small Ways We Can Make Big Change has been published.