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John Kasich


John Richard Kasich (/ˈkeɪsᵻk/ kay-sick; born May 13, 1952)[2] is an American politician and the current governor of Ohio, first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.[3] On July 21, 2015, he announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican nomination for President of the United States.[4][5]

Kasich served nine terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 12th congressional district from 1983 to 2001.[6] His tenure in the House included 18 years on the House Armed Services Committee and six years as chairman of the House Budget Committee. He was a key figure in the passage of both welfare reform and the Balanced Budget Act of 1997.