|68th Governor of Ohio|
January 8, 2007 â€“ January 10, 2011
|Preceded by||Bob Taft|
|Succeeded by||John Kasich|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio’s 6th district
January 3, 1997 â€“ January 3, 2007
|Preceded by||Frank Cremeans|
|Succeeded by||Charlie Wilson|
January 3, 1993 â€“ January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||Bob McEwen|
|Succeeded by||Frank Cremeans|
August 4, 1941
Lucasville, Ohio, U.S.
|Alma mater||Asbury University (BA)
University of Kentucky (MA, PhD)
Asbury Theological Seminary (MDiv)
I want to talk about jobs and health care and pension security and what we're going to do to stop the brain drain in Ohio and make it possible for our young people to stay here and build a life in Ohio rather than in Pennsylvania or West Virginia or God knows where.
Quite frankly, Barack Obama knows what it's like to pay a mortgage and student loans. He knows what it's like to watch a beloved family member in a medical crisis and worry that treatment is out of reach. Barack Obama knows our struggles. And, my friends, he shares our values.
The auto industry is standing today. The middle class is standing today. Ohio is standing today. America is standing strong today.
But all over Ohio – all over America – men and women are going back to work with the pride of building something stamped 'Made in America.'
Before Barack Obama took office, it looked like that pride could have vanished forever, but today, from the staggering depths of the Great Recession, the nation has had 29 straight months of job growth. Workers across my state and across the country are getting back the dignity of a good job and a good salary.
Our nation was built by pioneers – pioneers who accepted untold risks in pursuit of freedom, not by pioneers seeking offshore profits at the expense of American workers here at home.