Rep. John Kasich
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effort on July 14, 1999 and endorsed Texas Gov. George W. Bush.
of the House Budget Committee. Congressman Kasich has represented
the 12th district of Ohio, which encompasses a major portion of the
of Columbus, since he was first elected to the House in 1982. He
is also a member of the House National Security Committee.
Filed papers with the Ohio Secretary of State establishing Kasich 2000, a presidential exploratory committee, on January 13, 1999; announced exploratory effort in Columbus, Ohio on February 15, 1999.
of Pioneer PAC, founded in December 1996.
Elected to the U.S. House in 1982 at age 30, he was the only Republican challenger to unseat an incumbent Democratic congressman that year.
Elected to the Ohio Senate in 1978 at age 26.
Aide in the Ohio Senate, 1975-78.
of Courage is Contagious (Doubleday, November 1998).
State University, bachelor's degree in Political Science, 1974.
to the former Karen Waldbillig on March 22, 1997. Previous marriage to
Mary Lee Griffith.
years old. Born May 13, 1952 and grew up in McKees Rocks, PA
Pittsburgh). Father was a mailman and mother a postal clerk.
|Recreation||Rock and roll, lifting weights, playing golf.|
Kasich announced his Social Security plan on June 9. The two central elements of the proposal were: (1) link benefit increases to the consumer price index rather than overall wage growth and (2) allow workers under 55 to establish personal savings accounts.NHRSC's First-in-the-Nation Primary Kick Off Dinner, Manchester, NH--May 2, 1999. >
A seven-minute speech at one of the biggest "cattle show" events.
Annoucement of Exploratory Effort, Columbus, OH--Feb. 15, 1999. >
Address to the Iowa GOP Convention, Cedar Rapids, Iowa--June 13, 1998. >
Jonathan Chait. "Honest John." The New Republic, July 13, 1998, p. 22-25.>
Tom Dunkel. "A Headbanger Heads for the White House." George, June 1998.
Christopher Evans. "Kasich at the Crossroads." Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine, June 7, 1998.
Andrew Ferguson. "It's His Party: The Rise of John Kasich." The Weekly Standard, June 16, 1997, p. 22-26.
Copyright 1998, 1999 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.