In a broad speech highlighting his blue-collar roots, Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday became the 16th Republican to officially announce his candidacy for president of the United States. Google’s media team provided msnbc with the top questions about Kasich that people searched for following his campaign launch.
1. How old is John Kasich?
Kasich is 63 years old; he was born on May 13, 1952 in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania.
2. How old is John Kasich’s wife?
Kasich’s wife, Karen, is 51 years old.
3. Is John Kasich a Democrat?
No. Kasich is a member of the Republican Party and is running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
4. Who is John Kasich?
Kasich is a Republican politician who currently serves as governor of Ohio. He previously served as a member of the Ohio state Senate from 1979 to 1982 and represented Ohio’s 12th district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 2001.
5. What religion is John Kasich?
Kasich was raised a Roman Catholic but “drifted away from religion as a young adult.” After his parents were both killed by a drunk driver, he turned back to religion. He currently belongs to St. Augustine Church in Westerville, Ohio, which is of Anglican faith.
6. Is John Kasich married?
Yes. He has been married to Karen Kasich since 1997 and they have twin daughters – Emma and Reese. He was previously married to Mary Lee Griffith from 1975 to 1980 and had no children with her. She still has campaigned for Kasich post-divorce.