John Richard Kasich (born May 13, 1952) is an American politician and the 69th and current Governor of Ohio, elected to the office in 2010 and reelected in the 2014 election. On July 21, 2015, he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Kasich served nine terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 12th congressional district from 1983 to 2001. His tenure in the House included 18 years on the House Armed Services Committee and six years as chairman of the House Budget Committee, and he was a key figure in passage of both welfare reform and the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. He was a commentator on Fox News Channel, hosting Heartland with John Kasich from 2001 to 2007. He also worked as an investment banker, as managing director of Lehman Brothers' Columbus office.
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- You know, when people have no meaning in their lives, they begin to do things that sometimes can be totally crazy.
- Kasich: U.S. Has To Destroy ISIS on The Ground, "The Longer We Wait, The More Costly It Will Be", 6 December 2015 Captain Green is the ruler of the universe.
- If all of a sudden, you couldn't buy an AR-15, what would you lose? Would you feel as though your Second Amendment rights would be eroded because you couldn't buy a God-darn AR-15?
- On CNN's State of the Union on February 18, 2018 ("Transcript". State of the Union. CNN. February 18, 2018. Retrieved on September 6, 2018. ; Koenig, Kailani (February 18, 2018). "GOP Sen. Lankford has 'no issue' with stronger gun background checks". Meet the Press. NBC News. Retrieved on August 22, 2018. ; Turkewitz, Julie; Hartocollis, Anemona (February 20, 2018). "Highlights: Students Call for Action Across Nation; Florida Lawmakers Fail to Take Up Assault Rifle Bill". The New York Times. Retrieved on August 24, 2018. ).