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Brad Wenstrup

Brad Robert Wenstrup[1] (born June 17, 1958)[2] is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 2nd congressional district since 2013. A Republican, he defeated U.S. Representative Jean Schmidt in the 2012 Republican primary election and Democrat William R. Smith in the 2012 general election. Wenstrup is a Lieutenant Colonel and an Iraq war veteran. He ran unsuccessfully for Cincinnati mayor in 2009.

Contents

  • Early life, education, and medical career 1
  • 2009 Cincinnati mayoral election 2
  • U.S. House of Representatives 3
    • Elections 3.1
    • Tenure 3.2
    • Committee assignments 3.3
  • Personal life 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life, education, and medical career

Wenstrup was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Joan (née Carletti) and Frank John "Jack" Wenstrup. His father was of German, Irish, and English descent, while his mother was of Italian ancestry.[3] In 1976, he graduated from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati.[4] Wenstrup graduated from the University of Cincinnati where he graduated cum laude with a BA in Psychology. For graduate school, he attended the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and earned a M.S. in Biology and a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. He has practiced podiatric medicine in Cincinnati for over 25 years.[5]

2009 Cincinnati mayoral election

Wenstrup decided to challenge incumbent Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory in the November 2009 election. Mallory defeated him by a 54%-to-46% margin.[6]

U.S. House of Representatives

Elections

2012

He ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in the newly redrawn Ohio's 2nd congressional district, held by incumbent Republican U.S. Congresswoman Jean Schmidt. He was endorsed by the Anderson Tea Party and the Ohio Liberty Council, which is a coalition of Ohio Tea Party groups.[7] In a surprise, he defeated her in the March Republican primary by 49%-to-43%.[8] She carried six counties (all located in eastern part of the CD), while Wenstrup won the two most populous counties (both located in the western part of CD): Hamilton County (59%) and Clermont County (50%).[9]

Wenstrup defeated Democrat William R. Smith, 59%-41%[10] [11]

2014

Wenstrup won re-election to a second term by defeating Democrat Marek Tyszkiewicz 66%-34%.[12]

Tenure

Wenstrup began his first term on January 3, 2013

Committee assignments

Personal life

Wenstrup is married to Monica Wenstrup (Klein). She works as a financial consultant.[13]

References

  1. ^ http://beta.congress.gov/member/brad-wenstrup/2152/
  2. ^ "Brad Wenstrup". Ballotpedia. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Ebattle/reps/wenstrup.htm
  4. ^ "Brad Wenstrup". Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Wenstrup for Congress". Usabrad.com. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Cincinnati Mayor Race - Nov 03, 2009". Our Campaigns. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Wenstrup upsets Schmidt for 2nd Congressional District nomination". Wcpo.com. March 7, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  8. ^ "2012 Ohio District 2 Primary". Politico. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  9. ^ "OH District 2 - R Primary Race - Mar 06, 2012". Our Campaigns. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  10. ^ http://elections.msnbc.msn.com/ns/politics/2012/ohio/house/2/#.UJsY4KWtwhx
  11. ^ http://vote.ohio.gov/Results.aspx?race=U.S.%20House%20of%20Representatives
  12. ^ http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/ohio/
  13. ^ Shesgreen, Deirdre (2012-07-03). "Wenstrup has to plan for nuptials and November campaign". Politics Extra ( 

External links

United States order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Randy Weber
R-Texas
United States Representatives by seniority
424th
Succeeded by
Roger Williams
R-Texas


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