Brooks Wicker

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Brooks Wicker
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Kentucky, District 3
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kentucky
Personal
ProfessionOwner, Wicker Strategic WealthCare Group
Websites
Campaign website
Brooks Wicker campaign logo
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Brooks Wicker was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Kentucky. Wicker ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 22, 2012, and was defeated by John Yarmuth in the general election.

Biography

Education:[1]

  • 1981: University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting
  • 1985: CPA certification

Career

  • 1994: Wicker Strategic WealthCare Group[1]

Wicker also has served as controller, chief financial officer, vice president, and director in five different industries.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Wicker was defeated by incumbent John Yarmuth.[2] Wicker ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Kentucky's 3rd District. Wicker won the nomination on the Republican ticket. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary. He faced incumbent John Yarmuth (D) and Robert DeVore Jr. (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

U.S. House, Kentucky District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Yarmuth Incumbent 64% 206,385
     Republican Brooks Wicker 34.5% 111,452
     Independent Robert DeVore Jr. 1.5% 4,819
Total Votes 322,656
Source: Kentucky Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

Campaign issues

The following are political issues that were highlighted by Brooks Wicker at his campaign website.[4]

  • Obama Care

Excerpt: "The President’s health care disaster is the biggest tax hike and the largest power grab in the history of the Federal Government."[5]

  • Taxes

Excerpt: "We need to address tax reform now. But increasing the rates Americans pay is not the answer. Rather, we need to reform and simplify the current code and broaden the tax base so that everyone pays tax on the same income and enjoys the same deductions."[6]

  • Spending

Excerpt: I say it is time to turn off the money spigot to Washington. I say that we can make better use of your money and that we need to stop spending our grandchildren’s money."[7]

  • Role of Government

Excerpt: "The federal government has a role, but it’s immeasurably smaller than what it is today. We should slash unnecessary programs and create a lean, more efficient government at all levels."[8]

  • Guns

Excerpt: "I am an avid hunter, gun owner and a staunch believer in the Second Amendment."[9]

  • Life

Excerpt: "I am firmly pro-life and have always been so."[10]

Media

The following video is a campigan ad that targets 2012 election opponent John Yarmuth on the issue of federal spending.


Brooks Wicker, "I Don't Know"[11]

Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of Wicker's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Wicker lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Wicker's campaign committee raised a total of $44,614 and spent $43,117.[12]

Personal

Wicker is married to Lynda H. Wicker. They have a son, Sam.[1]

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References