Governor Kasich was the fourth speaker in the series, America’s Economic Future, featuring presidential primary candidates. He spoke on Monday, January 18, 2016, from 3:30pm-4:30pm, in the Georgiopoulos Classroom, Raether Hall to a crowd of about 200. The event, co-sponsored by the Tuck School of Business and the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, was Kasich's second visit to Dartmouth since he joined the Republican primary contest.
The governor jumped into the town hall exchange after brief opening remarks by Matthew Slaughter and Andrew Samwick. He took questions and conversed with students and members of the community well after the host, former New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch, called time. Lynch, a senior fellow at Tuck’s Center for Global Business and Government, has been instrumental in organizing the series, which has also hosted Republican presidential hopefuls Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and former New York Gov. George Pataki, as well as Democrat presidential candidate former Senator Hillary Clinton.
John Kasich is currently serving his second term as Governor of Ohio, where he worked with his fellow Ohioans to turn an $8 billion shortfall into a $2 billion surplus, cut taxes by $5 billion and made Ohio one of the top job-creating states in the nation. As chair of the Budget Committee in Congress, he led the effort to balance the federal budget for the first time in a generation and served 18 years on the House Armed Services Committee where he was a strong ally of President Reagan and his national security agenda. He has also had a successful career as an investment banker, New York Times best-selling author, and as a commentator at FOX News. The governor is originally from McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, a blue-collar town outside Pittsburgh where his father delivered mail for 30 years. He and his wife Karen have twin teenage daughters.
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