Campaigning in the race for Ohio's governor won't heat up for a few more months, but incumbent Gov. John Kasich was in northwest Ohio Thursday night laying out his record in Bowling Green.
Gov. Kasich spoke before a packed room of supporters at the Stone Ridge Golf Club with a clear message, "We're going to shake it up."
That's the tone the governor has set for the next four years.If Kasich prevails in November's General Election, he knows what issues to tackle."There's a lot of things we have to do including job training, making sure our people have the skills to make sure we get them graduated. Cut taxes more," explained Kasich.He cited 160,000 jobs added in the private sector, a balanced budget and a surplus to drum up reasons why voters should stay the course with him.
Kasich isn't facing a Republican challenger in his re-election bid. Cuyahoga County Democrat Ed Fitzgerald is the governor's only official challenger. Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune, who's also a democrat is still deciding whether to run.