Type: Public event

John Kasich on Democracy and Civic Discourse


John Kasich

Date & time

Oct 9, 2024, 4:00 pm EDT


Joan and Sanford Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (Room 1120)
735 South State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

John Kasich served as the 69th Governor of Ohio (2011-2019). He touts his accomplishments as "leading the Ohio Comeback, restoring Ohio’s fiscal stability, diversifying the state’s economy with more than 500,000 new private-sector jobs, expanding health care coverage for low-income Ohioans, protecting vulnerable residents, and championing a number of reforms to protect the environment."

Kasich ran for President during the 2016 GOP primary. He was the last candidate to leave the race and finished third in the total delegate count. His message focused on unifying Americans rather than dividing them, championing the great potential of our citizens to make positive impacts in their own communities, a strong national defense and the importance of our international alliances.

He previously served in Congress (1982-2000), where he was Chairman of the House Budget Committee and also served for 18 years on the Armed Services Committee. 

Today, he runs the Kasich Company and serves as a political analyst for NBC, CNBC & MSNBC.

Kasich is the author of four New York Times best-sellers: Courage is Contagious; Stand for Something: The Battle for America’s Soul; Every Other Monday; and Two Paths: America Divided or United, which reflects on 2016 run as Republican Primary Presidential candidate and his hopes for America’s future. His latest book, entitled It’s Up To Us: Ten Little Ways We Can Bring About Big Change, was released in Fall 2019.