Former Congressman and 2010 Gubernatorial Candidate to Speak at Ashland University
John Kasich, former congressman and 2010 Gubernatorial candidate, will speak at Ashland University on Nov. 16. Kasich will address “A New Way, A New Day” as part of the fall 2009 Major Issues Lecture Series presented by the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs at Ashland University.
Tickets for the noon luncheon, to be held in the John C. Myers Convocation Center, are $20 each. Tables of eight are $160. Those wishing to order tickets can do so by making checks payable to the Ashbrook Center and mail the order to: Ashbrook Center, Ashland University, 401 College Ave., Ashland, Ohio 44805. For more information, contact Linsey Bruce at 419-289-5435 or email@example.com.
Known for his straightforward style and boundless energy, Kasich was elected to the Ohio State Senate at the age of 26 and to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982 at the age of 30.
As a nine-term Congressman, Kasich played major leadership roles in a variety of groundbreaking achievements. Driven by a belief that government shouldn’t live beyond its means, he worked as Chairman of the House Budget Committee to construct the plan that balanced the federal budget for the first time since man first walked on the moon.
An advocate of personal responsibility, Kasich chaired the historic congressional conference committee that overhauled the welfare system. Building on his commitment to limited government, he also championed defense reform and the elimination of wasteful government spending by effectively building coalitions with members on both sides of the aisle.
Kasich’s leadership, accomplishments and vision for America led Newsweek magazine to name him one of its “100 people for the 21st century” But instead of seeking a 10th congressional term, he decided to remain in Westerville with his wife, Karen, and twin daughters, Emma and Reese, and has pursued new challenges and experiences outside of Washington.
His leadership in Washington and his ability to communicate powerfully and effectively have given John a broad platform to shape public opinion as a commentator, appearing on virtually every major network and cable news show. He has also hosted a national weekly news show called “Heartland with John Kasich,” which allowed him to provide a uniquely Midwestern perspective to news from around the nation and world.
Kasich has lectured on college campuses across the country, challenging students with a message that emphasizes the importance of hard work, ethics and values.
Additionally, John is a two-time New York Times bestselling author. Most recently, he penned “Stand for Something: The Battle for America’s Soul.” Praised by the likes of Bono, George Stephanopoulos and Elie Wiesel, Stand for Something directly addresses how we can overcome the erosion of the long-standing, hard-earned values upon which our nation is built. Kasich also has authored “Courage is Contagious,” a book which highlights the stories of ordinary Americans who have taken amazing measures to make a difference for their communities and country.
Now, turning his leadership toward Ohio, Kasich is a 2010 Gubernatorial candidate for the state. He said his goal is to work together with all Ohioans to make a difference for the future and develop common sense solutions that will bring jobs and prosperity back to Ohio's families.