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Tony Brush

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Tony Brush
Candidate for
U.S. House, Ohio, District 2
High schoolPoudre High School
Bachelor'sBaker University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1985 - 1996
Date of birthDecember 16, 1962
Place of birthWinnebago, Minnesota.
Campaign website
Tony Brush was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Ohio.[1]


Brush was born in Winnebago, Minnesota in 1962. In 1985, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. In 1991, he worked in Grand Canyon National Park, and then moved to Overland Park, Kansas to work in the full time support program of the USMC. Brush was honorably discharged in 1996. In 2001, he graduated from Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems. He moved to Ohio in 2003.[2]


Political positions

Bush's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

Affordable Care Act

Brush has said that if elected, one of his top priorities will be to work toward repealing the Affordable Care Act.[4]

Excerpt: "It is my belief that this legislation was created to fix symptoms of other, greater governmental issues like lack of free markets, regulation and tort reform. The Affordable Care Act also creates one more entitlement program which the American taxpayer cannot afford. The uncertainty brought about through this legislation has crippled job creation and stifled new business investments."

National Debt

Brush advocates reducing the national debt by tackling entitlement reform first, citing the fact that spending on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid comprise 56 percent of the federal budget.[3]

Excerpt: "Since we now are borrowing 42% of every dollar the federal government spends and increased taxation will not fix the problem. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the growing interest payment on our national debt will reach 20% of revenue by the year 2020."

Term limits

Brush argues that enacting term limits of 12 years for elected officials in Congress will reduce corruption and influence from lobbying groups.[3]

Excerpt: "Congress’ sole purpose is to serve the needs of their constituents. Instead there is growing fear and mounting disdain for politicians whose only goals seems to be growing their personal wealth and power."



See also: Ohio's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Brush ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Ohio's 2nd District. Brush lost to Army veteran Brad Wenstrup in the March 6, 2012 Republican primary.

U.S. House, Ohio's 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Wenstrup 48.7% 42,482
Jean Schmidt Incumbent 42.9% 37,383
Fred Kundrata 3.4% 2,999
Tony Brush 4.9% 4,275
Joe Green 0% 29
Total Votes 87,168

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Brush and his wife, Trisha, live in Pierce Township.[5]

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