John R. Kasich
- Governor of Ohio, USA
1974, graduate, Ohio State University. Eighteen years as Member of Congress from central Ohio. As Chairman of the House Budget Committee, led the effort to balance the federal budget for the first time since 1969 and helped enact historic welfare reform. 2000, left Congress and ran for President. Then, Managing Director, Investment Banking Division, Lehman Brothers. Former: commentator, FOX News; Presidential Fellow, Ohio State University. Jan. 2011, sworn in as Ohio's 69th Governor. Author of three New York Times best-sellers: Courage is Contagious; Stand for Something: The Battle for America's Soul; and Every Other Monday (2010), which focuses on the importance of faith in making both everyday choices and life-changing decisions.