Kasich recommended

To the editor:

I would like to recommend as presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, who is moderate, fiscally responsible, knowledgeable about the Defense Department, and compassionate.

As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives before he was elected governor, he served as chairman of the House Budget Committee and succeeded in balancing the federal budget. He has vowed that, as president, balancing the budget will be his priority. As governor in Ohio, he has reduced taxes by $5 billion dollars and erased the state’s deficit. A resident of Ohio has described him as a “doer” more than a talker.

While he was in the nation’s Congress, he also served on the House Armed Services Committee, so he is knowledgeable about the workings of the Defense Department.

Perhaps most importantly, in temperament, he seems sensible and balanced. He is also compassionate. I was very moved by his passion in describing the reduction in the recidivism rate in his state’s prisons.

Finally, Kasich is sincerely pro-life, vital to ensuing generations of children.

Gregory Voss

Belleville, Illinois