|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 2nd district
Assumed office |
January 3, 2013
|Preceded by||Jean Schmidt|
June 17, 1958|
|Education||University of Cincinnati, Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine|
|Website||Representative Brad Wenstrup|
|Service/branch||United States Army Reserve|
Brad Robert Wenstrup (born June 17, 1958) is an American politician, Army Reserve officer, and Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, 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 in the U.S. Army Reserve and an Iraq war veteran.
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. In 1976, he graduated from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati. Wenstrup graduated cum laude with a BA in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati. He then attended the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine where he earned an MS in Biology and a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. He practiced podiatric medicine in Cincinnati for over 25 years.
2009 Cincinnati mayoral election
U.S. House of Representatives
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. In a surprise, he defeated her in the March Republican primary by 49%-to-43%. 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%).
Wenstrup defeated Democrat William R. Smith, 59%–41%
Wenstrup won re-election to a second term by defeating Democrat Marek Tyszkiewicz 66%–34%.
Wenstrup began his first term on January 3, 2013
- Committee on Armed Services
- Committee on Veterans' Affairs
- United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
- Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture Subcommittee
- Emerging Threats Subcommittee
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- "2012 Ohio District 2 Primary". Politico. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
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- "2014 Elections Results". ohio.gov. Retrieved April 22, 2015.
- "Ohio Election Results 2014: House Map by District, Live Midterm Voting Updates". POLITICO. Retrieved April 22, 2015.
- Shesgreen, Deirdre (July 3, 2012). "Wenstrup has to plan for nuptials and November campaign". Politics Extra. Cincinnati: Gannett Company. Retrieved July 17, 2012.
- Congressman Brad Wenstrup official U.S. House website
- Brad Wenstrup for Congress
- Brad Wenstrup at DMOZ
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at The Library of Congress
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd congressional district
January 3, 2013 – present
|United States order of precedence (ceremonial)|
|United States Representatives by seniority
| Succeeded by|