Heart of it All
Candidates for Governor:
John Richard Kasich (/ˈkeɪsɨk/; born May 13, 1952) is the 69th Governor of Ohio, in office since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 12th congressional district from 1983 to 2001. He was a commentator on Fox News Channel, hosting Heartland with John Kasich (2001-2007); he also worked as an investment banker, as managing director of Lehman Brothers's Columbus, Ohio office (until the firm collapsed in 2008).
In the 2010 Ohio gubernatorial election, Kasich defeated Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland, receiving 49% of the vote to his opponent's 47%.
Edward "Ed" FitzGerald (born July 10, 1968) is the first and current County Executive of Cuyahoga County, the most populated county in Ohio. He is the Democratic Party nominee for Governor of Ohio in the 2014 election. Prior to being elected County Executive he served as Mayor of Lakewood, Ohio; a Lakewood City Councilman; an Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor; and a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.