Brian Oerther

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Brian Oerther
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Kentucky, District 4
High schoolFranklin County High School (1988)
Bachelor'sKentucky State University (1997)
Master'sSpalding (2004)
Date of birthMay 24, 1970
Place of birthFrankfort, Kentucky
Campaign website
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Brian Oerther was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Kentucky. Oerther was defeated by Thomas Massie in the Republican primary on May 22, 2012.[1]


Oerther was born in Frankfort, Kentucky.[2]


  • 2004: Spalding, Master's in Education
  • 1997: Kentucky State University, B.S., Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics
  • 1988: Franklin County High School


  • 2002-Present: Jefferson Co Public Schools[3]



See also: Kentucky's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Oerther ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Kentucky's 4th District. Oerther was defeated by Thomas Massie in the Republican primary.[4] Candidates wishing to run were initially required to file by the signature filing deadline of January 31, 2012. However because the legislature was unable to complete new redistricting maps on time, the deadline was pushed back one week.[5] The new deadline was February 7.[6] The primary elections were held on May 22, 2012.[7]

Kentucky's 4th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Massie 44.8% 19,689
Alecia Webb-Edgington 28.6% 12,557
Gary Moore 14.8% 6,521
Brian Oerther 0.6% 257
Tom Wurtz 1.4% 598
Marc Carey 1.8% 783
Walter Christian Schumm 8% 3,514
Total Votes 43,919


Oerther and his wife, Mary, have three children.[2]

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