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John R. Kasich

Monday, July 01, 2019

Location Amphitheater

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General Admission $40

Two-term former Ohio Governor John R. Kasich is a newly named CNN political commentator who believes in the power of individuals to effect change at the local level, and that we need to reach beyond politics and the issues that divide us to achieve solutions through unity and resilience.

As governor, Kasich closed an $8 billion budget shortfall without a tax increase, reduced taxes by $5 billion and outpaced the nation’s job growth with 557,600 new jobs in Ohio. Under his tenure, Ohio budget reserves grew from 89 cents to $2.7 billion. The governor was a leading voice in promoting bipartisan solutions to health care reform, immigration and international trade, and has been one of the few Republicans to advocate for Medicaid’s expansion. After having become the youngest state senator in Ohio history, Kasich was elected to the U.S. House and served as a member of Congress for 18 years. He went on to become the chairman of the House Budget Committee and balanced the federal budget four times.

After leaving Congress in 2000, Kasich worked as a managing director in the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers, and hosted “Heartland with John Kasich,” on the Fox News Channel, in addition to being a stand-in host for both Bill O’Reilly and Chris Matthews. He is the author of four New York Times best-sellers including, most recently, Two Paths: America Divided or United.

Kasich is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he also served as a Presidential Fellow.