John Kasich Bio, Wiki, Net Worth, Political Career - Everything You Need To Know About Former Ohio Governor

John Kasich Bio Overview

John Richard Kasich Jr., 69th Governor of Ohio, was born on May 13, 1952, in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, US. As a Republican, he was first elected in 2010 and re-elected for a second term in 2014.

Before his Governor Position, Kasich served in the Ohio State Senate from 1979 to 1983 and in the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 2000. He unsuccessfully ran for president in 2000.

Kasich announced on July 21, 2015, that he would run for president of the United States in 2016. He called off his campaign on May 4, 2016, with a major victory in his home state of Ohio.

Full NameJohn Richard Kasich Jr.
Nick NameJohn Kasich
Date of BirthMay 13,1952
Age68(As of 2020)
Birth PlaceMcKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, US
Political PartyRepublican
ProfessionPolitician, Businessmen, Author, Television Host
ResidenceMcKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, US
Marital StatusMarried (Karen Waldbillig Kasich, m.1997)(div. Mary Lee Griffith, m.1975-1980)
ChildrenTwins Daughters
EducationBA (Ohio State University)
Social MediaFacebook/Twitter/Instagram
Net WorthApprox. $11 million (2020)
John Kasich Education

Talking about John Kasich Education, John joined Sto-Rox Junior-Senior High School and later graduated from the State University of Communications in 1974.

After completing Public schools in his hometown of McKees Rocks, Kasich then left his hometown in Pennsylvania and settled in Columbus, Ohio in 1970 to attend Ohio State University where he joined the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.

After enrolling at Ohio State University in 1970 and still a freshman, he wrote a letter meeting with the President of the United States Richard Nixon. He graduated in 1974 with a B.A. in political science.

John Kasich Height and Weight
Height1.83 m
Weight86 kg
Eye ColorDark Brown
John Kasich Family and Childhood

John Kasich was raised by his parents; Father John Kasich and Mother Anne Kasich. He also grew up with his siblings; Brother Rick Kasich and his Sister Donna Kasich.

John’s father was of Czech descent but his mother was of Croatian descent. Both his father and mother were the children of immigrants and practicing Catholics. He described himself as “Croatian and Czech”.

Kasich served as Administrative Assistant to Ohio State Senator Donald E. Lukens from 1975 to 1977. In 1978, he himself won the Senate election, defeated a reigning Democrat, and became the youngest person ever elected to that organism at the age of 26.

John Kasich Career and Professional Life

In 1978, Kasich ran against Democratic incumbent Robert O’Shaughnessy for the Senate. At age 26, Kasich won with 56% of the vote and began his four-year term as a representative from District 15. Kasich was also one of the second-youngest people ever elected to the Ohio Senate.

One of his first acts as a senator was to reject a raise. Republicans gained control of the Senate in 1980.  He began a four-year term in 1979. In 1982, he got victory over Democrat to win a seat in the US House of Representatives.

During his absence from public office, Kasich worked in the Columbus, Ohio office of the investment firm Lehman Brothers. His tenure lasted from 2001 to 2008 when the company collapsed amid a global financial crisis.

Meanwhile, he remained well known to the public as the host of Heartland with John Kasich (2001-07), a political commentary show on Fox News Channel. Unusually for a network product, Heartland originated from Columbus.

In 2010, Kasich was elected Governor of Ohio, again defeating a reigning Democrat. After taking office the following year, he quickly made a name for himself when he signed a law restricting the collective bargaining rights of government employees.

The law was repealed by referendum in 2011. Later in his term, he broke Republican orthodoxy when he accepted the president of the United States, Barack Obama’s expansion of Medicaid coverage for low-income individuals under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Unlike many Republicans, he recognized a human component to climate change and opposed a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

His positions were generally well-received by voters in Ohio. He has applied for credit for tax cuts and budget extras and success to win re-election in 2014 with nearly 64 percent of the vote. That victory set the stage for a presidential bid that began in July 2015. Kasich stood out as a pragmatist and became a vocal critic of Donald Trump, a political outsider who emerged as the party’s favorite.

Against Republican voters, who largely rejected the traditional party system, Kasich only won the primary in his home state. However, he outstripped all of Trump’s other Republican competitors before breaking his campaign on May 4, 2016.

John Kasich Net worth

Right now, Famous Politician John Kasich has an estimated Net worth of $ 15 million. His net worth was the lowest among any presidential candidates in 2016. However, along with Columbus broadcasts, some organizations claim that his net worth is between $ 9 million and $ 20 million.

As a board member of Lehman Brothers, John received a salary of $ 182,692 plus $ 432,000 as an additional bonus.

John Kasich Wife and children

Till now, John has been married twice. Маrу Lee Grіffіth was his fіrѕt wife, whоm hе married іn 1975. Due to his Personal Matter, he got divorced in 1980 and John married Karen Waldbillig in 1997. He is right now with his present wife and his twin daughters. Although he is a politician, John has been inspiring many with his thoughts and beliefs. He was from a Catholic family but never really believed the religion.

John Kasich Social Media Links
Till October 20,2020Number of AccountAccount NameFollowers
Facebook1John Kasich364,300
Twitter1John Kasich950k

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