Governor John R. Kasich
John R. Kasich was sworn in as Ohio’s 69th governor on January 10, 2011. In his inaugural address he called on Ohioans to come together to make the Buckeye State stronger and more prosperous for all. As Governor, John Kasich’s top priority is to create a jobs-friendly climate so Ohioans can get back to work. By closing an $8 billion budget shortfall without a tax increase, reducing taxes by more than $3 billion, cutting wasteful spending and eliminating red tape, Ohio is getting back on track. Unemployment is down, more Ohioans are finding work and all three credit rating agencies now give Ohio a “stable” credit outlook.