|Former candidate for|
|U.S. House, Indiana, District 3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Bellmont High School|
|Bachelor's||Purdue University, 2004|
|Place of birth||Decatur, Indiana|
Upon graduation from Purdue, Kuhnle began a career in home improvement working at Menards from 2004 to 2007. He then chose to enter the social services field and worked at Park Center as a case worker from 2007 to 2013. During this time, he returned to school to study psychology and human services. He simultaneously attended Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne and Ivy Tech Fort Wayne, graduating in 2010. In 2013, he began working as case worker with the Bowen Center. He is currently employed with the Bowen Center.
He is a rehabilitation service provider.
The following excerpts came from Kuhnle's campaign website:
- Education: "Without public education, most children would not be able to develop the necessary knowledge to be successful in their future careers. However, many politicians believe that to solve the debt problem, the first thing to be cut is education. This can not be further from the truth, for a $1 saved today, is going to cost our society a minimum of $10 in the future...I will devote all my energy to give our children and parents the choices they deserve to give our next generations of children the fighting chances that they deserve as well as skills necessary to compete on a local and global scale without doing any further cutting to education's already thinned budget."
- Families: "To grow our families stronger, we need to focus on increasing the opportunities of earning a living wages and reforms in predatory lending practices employed by banks that creates debt that is unsustainable, such as with home loans. As well, one growing threat that is facing our families livelihood is the growing cost of college education. To get an education should not put individuals and families in debt forever but to set them on a path towards contributing to our economy and our society."
- Job Creation and the Economy: "Often small business has difficulty expanding and growing but through creating outreach groups to connect to the global market we can give even small business a chance to connect their services and products with consumers. We need to strengthen worker's rights and offer incentives for workers to earn a living wage that can and will contribute more to our local and global economy and create an atmosphere of consumer spending which will also expand our Economy. Another proposal would be to create a national database of both public and private sectors on a local and national level to best match a candidate's skill set with matching employment opportunities. We also need to focus on worker safety in increasing paid vacation days and mental health focus to prevent workers fatigue and mental exhaustion which has a direct impact on working class families and productivity on the job."
- Affordable Healthcare: "I would stand for fixing the funding formula on professional reimbursement through Medicaid. To reduce long-term healthcare costs, we need to focus on preventative care. This can be done by offering incentives for reducing premium payments for individuals that take part in healthy lifestyle changes maintaining healthy choices, for example, annual check-ups, maintaining a healthy weight, non-smoker or smoker cessation, etc;. Also provide capping premiums and creation of policy exchanges that offer 90/10, 80/20, 70/30, and 60/40 plans on coverage."
- Efficient Government Spending and Reducing Waste: " I have accounted for some wasteful spending that is in excess of $4 billion each year on just 4 single items, which is just the tip of the iceberg...I will dedicate my goal to uncovering and eradicating all waste in our Federal Government."
- Workers' Rights: "I will stand with our workers, both unionized and independent, to ensure that their rights of working a living wage, a safe working environment that is not just physically safe but mentally and emotionally safe, and productivity standards are not skewed to extremes that put workers at a disadvantage."
Kuhnle ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Indiana's 3rd District. Kuhnle won the nomination in the Democratic primary on May 6, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, Indiana District 2 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Jackie Walorski Incumbent||58.9%||85,583|
|Source: Indiana Secretary of State Official Results|
|U.S. House, Indiana District 3 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Source: Indiana Division of Elections|
Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Kuhnle's reports.
|Justin Kuhnle (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|Year End||January 31, 2014||$0||$101||$(39)||$97|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$97||$715||$(721)||$90|
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- Indiana's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012
- Indiana's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014
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- Politico, “House Election Results,” accessed November 10, 2014
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- WNDU, "Marlin Stutzman wins Ind. District 3 GOP congressional primary," accessed June 11, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election Results," May 8, 2012
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- Journal Gazette, "Kuhnle running for Congress again," accessed October 7, 2013
- Kuhnle for Congress: "Issues," accessed October 14, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 3, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 15, 2014