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John Kasich          

Former Governor of Ohio

John Kasich is a national leader who has spent a lifetime bringing people together to solve big problems and leaving the world around them just a little bit better than they found it.

As the 69th Governor of Ohio (2011-2019), John Kasich led the Ohio Comeback, restoring Ohio’s fiscal stability, diversifying the state’s economy with more than 500,000 new private-sector jobs, expanding health care coverage for low-income Ohioans, protecting vulnerable residents, and championing a number of reforms to protect the environment.

Gov. Kasich ran for President during the 2016 GOP primary. He was the last candidate to leave the race and finished third in the total delegate count. His message focused on unifying Americans rather than dividing them, championing the great potential of our citizens to make positive impacts in their own communities, a strong national defense and the importance of our international alliances. When he served in Congress (1982-2000), John was Chairman of the House Budget Committee and worked across party lines to pass the first federally balanced budget since man walked on the moon. It hasn’t been done again since he left Congress.

Gov. Kasich also served for 18 years 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 political analyst for NBC, CNBC & MSNBC.

Kasich is the author of four New York Times best-sellers: Courage is Contagious; Stand for Something: The Battle for America’s Soul; Every Other Monday; and Two Paths: America Divided or United, which reflects on 2016 run as Republican Primary Presidential candidate and his hopes for America’s future. His latest book, entitled It’s Up To Us: Ten Little Ways We Can Bring About Big Change, was released in Fall 2019.

He is married to Karen Kasich and is the proud father of adult twin daughters.

Speech Topics

America's Greatest Legacy

The Power of Ordinary People

Inspired Leadership

The Hallmarks of Success

American Values


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