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J.D. Winteregg

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J.D. Winteregg
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Ohio, District 8
Bachelor'sOhio Wesleyan University
Master'sWright State University and Ohio State University
ProfessionHigh school teacher
Campaign website
J.D. Winteregg was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of Ohio.[1] Winteregg lost to incumbent John Boehner in the Republican primary on May 6, 2014.


Winteregg lives in Troy, Ohio, where he teaches at a local high school and works as an adjunct at a university. He has undergraduate degrees in International Business and French from Ohio Wesleyan University, an M.Ed. in Foreign Language Education from Wright State University and an M.A. in French from Ohio State University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Foreign and Second Language Education at Ohio State University.[2]



See also: Ohio's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

Winteregg ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Ohio's 8th District. Winteregg sought the Republican nomination in the primary on May 6, 2014, but was defeated by incumbent John Boehner.

U.S. House, Ohio District 8 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Boehner Incumbent 71.5% 47,261
J.D. Winteregg 22.7% 15,030
Eric Gurr 5.8% 3,812
Total Votes 66,103
Source: Ohio Secretary of State, Official Election Results


Winteregg released a campaign ad against Incumbent John Boehner that gained media attention due to being a parody of a Cialis commercial. In the ad, Winteregg warns against "electile dysfunction," and says that "Winteregg in Congress" could be the cure.[3]

Winteregg campaign ad criticizing Boehner


Winteregg listed the following issues on his campaign website:[4]

  • Community: "All representatives must live among their constituents. The number of days they spend in Washington, D.C. will be capped. With the technology that exists, and with the need to diminish the lobbyist influence, this mandate will ensure that the representatives do what they’re meant to do–represent the people."
  • Authenticity: "Immediately prior to entering Congress, representatives must have held a non-political, non-lobbying position for a period of 4 years. This will break up the political ladder climbing and ensure that our representatives understand what working in the “real world” is like under the current rules and regulations."
  • Service: "The opportunity to represent a district should be viewed as an honor and framed in a way that reflects that. As such, this amazing service opportunity will be capped at 12 years. No representative or Senator may spend more than 12 years representing a district or state in D.C."
  • Transparency: "No former representative or Senator walks out of D.C. as a member of the middle-class. As members of Congress, they–and their spouses–will be required to publicly and prominently display where all of their earnings are derived."
  • Premise of governance: "I believe that words have meaning, so by extension, the Constitution means today what it meant when it was written. The Preamble to this great document makes clear that the Constitution was written, among other reasons, to secure the blessings of liberty. An activist federal government undermines this key founding principle, so I will work to restore our process of governance to what the founders originally intended with the Constitution as my guide."
  • Immigration: "Borders need to be secured before discussion of reform can proceed."
  • Jobs/Economy: "I believe in the free market Capitalist system, and the only way for that to thrive is for the government to have a minimalist approach in intervening."
  • Pro-Life: "Without life, there is no liberty. I am pro-life, no exceptions."
  • Gun Control: "I believe in our second amendment right to keep and bear arms. This right should be vigorously defended from attempts by the federal government to undermine it."
  • Healthcare: "We need to reduce the government involvement with respect to our healthcare. Allowing the free market to run its course will help to make healthcare more affordable to all. I am in support of the movement to entirely defund Obamacare."
  • Education: "As a public school teacher, I understand the importance of this issue. As someone who feels the effects of federal mandates, and as someone who has witnessed the toll it has taken on my colleagues and students, I believe that education is best left to the local level. Parents and communities know what is best for their own children, and these decisions need to be left to them."
  • Fiscal policy: "Representatives need to understand that the government is not the primary source of economic growth. The private sector is more efficient and productive than any government effort. Representatives should work with constituents to achieve private solutions to public problems, and they should avoid at all costs taxing the citizens. Federal spending should be done within the parameters of a balanced budget. Government fraud, waste, and abuse should be addressed before any taxes are raised on the American people."

Campaign donors

Campaign finance reports


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Winteregg's reports.[5]

J.D. Winteregg (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End Quarterly[6]January 31, 2013$0.00$2,996.00$(1,414.00)$1,581.00
Running totals


Winteregg and his wife live in Troy, Ohio, where they are currently remodeling a home in the town's historic district.[2]

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