John Richard Kasich is a famous politician of America. He was born in the year 1952, 13th May, which makes him 64 years of age at present. He got elected as the 69th and the present Governor of Ohio in the year 2010 and again in the year 2014. He announced that he would be fighting for the post of President in the year 2015. His bio includes the following details about his career as a politician, his history and his personal life in a nutshell.
He has served nine whole years as a member of the United States House of Representatives and represented the Ohio’s 12th congressional district from the year 1983 to 2001. He used to be a commentator for the Fox News Channel and he used to host the show named Heartland with John Kasich from the year 2001 to 2007. He also used to be managing director for the Lehman Brothers’ Columbus, Ohio.
In the gubernatorial election held in the year 2010 at Ohio, he defeated the Democratic competitor Ted Strickland and he got reelected in the year 2014where he defeated a Democrat, Ed Fitzgerald.
In the year 2015, he announced that he would be competing for the President of the United States in the year 2016.
He was born in the city of McKees Rocks, in the state of Pennsylvania which is an industrial town. His mother’s name is Anne Kasich and his father’s name is John Kasich, who worked as a mail carrier. His father was from a Czech descent while his mother was from Croatian Ancestry. His mother, as well as his father, were children of immigrants, He describes himself as a Croatian and a Czech.
After he went to the public schools in the McKees Rocks, he got himself enrolled in the Ohio State University and then joined the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. As a fresher, he wrote a letter to the president Richard Nixon elaborating his concerns about the nation and requesting for a meet. The letter was delivered and the president granted a 20 minutes meeting in the year 1970.
He holds a bachelor degree of Arts in the political science from the Ohio State University. From the year 1975 to 1978, he served U.S. Senator Buz Lukens as his administrative assistant.
He was raised as a Catholic but he has stated that there’s always going to be a part that considers himself as Catholic because he says that denominations are irrelevant. He drifted away from the religion but later embraced the Anglican faith after both of his parents died in a car accident. He also has said that he does not find the god in the Church but belongs to the St. Augustine Church in the Westville situated at Ohio. He was married to Mary Lee Griffith from the year 1975 to the year 1980 and have no children; the couple got divorced shortly.
He married another woman named Karen Waldbillig who used to be a public relations executive. The couple is blessed with twin daughters, Reese and Emma and they have been living happily as husband and wife till date. His net worth is about 2.5 million USD.