To the Editor:
Our country sorely needs a leader — an adult in the room! — who knows how to work with others to get things done. Someone with experience under his belt and warmth in his heart. Someone who doesn't just talk about fixing the economy, but has actually done it. That's why we are proud to support Governor John Kasich for President.
At a recent town hall, two small business owners asked Governor Kasich what he would do to support small businesses. The first thing he did? He thanked them. He thanked them for being the job creators that keep our economy running and he thanked them for investing in their local community. That's the kind of leader we want in the White House.
When Governor Kasich was chairman of the House Budget Committee, he led the charge to balance the federal budget — and got it done. As Governor of Ohio, he took on the state's crippling $8 billion deficit and turned it into a $2 billion surplus without raising taxes. In fact, since 2011, Governor Kasich has cut taxes by $5 billion.
Governor Kasich would take that same approach to Washington — he would end the gridlock, cut regulations that hurt job creators and balance the budget so we can start paying down our $19 trillion national debt.
Governor Kasich believes economic growth is the key to ensuring every one of us has the opportunity to reach our God-given potential. That's why he's passed reforms to support and empower those who live in the shadows — the working poor, the mentally ill and the drug addicted.
John Kasich leads with his head and his heart. He's a conservative, compassionate leader with a positive message of opportunity, and John Kasich's who we need in the White House to get our country back on track.
Sen. Kevin Mullin
Sen. Margaret "Peg" Flory