Modern wrote a great piece last week countering John Kasich’s claim that he needs to pay higher salaries to his staff because they all have oportunites to make more money in the private sector…

the people Kasich is paying these ridiculous salaries aren’t coming from the private sector. They’re people who were already part of Team Kasich and have a history of public service that suggest they have little interest in serving in the private sector.

With a more recent version of his payroll being released yesterday we thought we’d review the extensive private sector experience Kasich has collected in the Governor’s office. (hint: None of them any)

Scott Milburn American Forest & Paper Association, APCO Public Relations, OMB, US Senate
Diane Brey Attorney General, Judiciary
Sharon Maynard Auditor’s Office
Mark Hamlin Auditor’s Office, AG’s Office, Ohio House
Steve Faulkner Auditor’s Office, Ohio House of Reps
Traci Orahood DAS
Ann Brubaker Hotel Marketing Association
Mike Hartley Kasich for Ohio
Ben Kaiser Kasich for Ohio
Ben Kanzeg Kasich for Ohio
Dave Luketic Kasich for Ohio, Cuyahoga County Bd of Elections, Cuyahoga County GOP
Mona Reed Kasich for Ohio, DAS (retired)
Jeff Polesovksy Kasich for Ohio, private practice (campaign lit, website design), Recharge Ohio PAC
Jai Chabria Kasich for Ohio, Schottenstein, Lehman/Barclay’s, New Century Project
Mike Hartley Kasich for Ohio, Steve Stivers, Deborah Pryce, US House of Reps
Maggie Toal Kasich of Ohio, Fox Business News (intern)
Holly Davis Morgan Stanley (4 months), Ohio House of Reps
Frank Strigari New Day Ohio, Auditor’s Office
JD Pisula New Day Ohio, Ohio Republican Party and Kasich for Ohio
Connie Wehrkamp NFIB
Matt Carle Ohio College Access Network, various GOP campaigns
Blair Cathcart Ohio Republican Party
Mike Grodhaus private practice, formerly AG’s office and Auditor’s office
John Wickham Rep Austria
Wayne Struble Rep Austria, Rep Hobson
Beth Hansen Senator Voinovich
Lynn Stevens Senator Voinovich
Shane Ellett Springfield Church of Christ, Carmax
Mindy McLaughlin US Dept of State, White House, Bush-Cheney 2004
Rob Nichols US House of Reps, Rep. Pryce
Eric Hinten US Senate, Mike Dewine
Brad Reynolds various associations, formerly legislative at DAS (under Taft), Governor Taft’s office

It’s no wonder Kasich and his team think businesses are the answer to everything: none of them have ever worked for one!