Travis Schooley

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Travis Schooley
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 9
High schoolJames Buchanan Senior High School
Bachelor'sShippensburg University, 2000
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Place of birthMcConnellsburg, P.A.
ProfessionSmall business owner
Campaign website
Travis Schooley campaign logo
Travis Schooley was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 9th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.[1] He lost the Republican nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014.[2]

He was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 9th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.


Schooley joined the United States Army in 1993, and he served as an intelligence analyst. After leaving active duty, he continued to serve in the Army National Guard as an analyst, supervisor and common task trainer. He graduated from Shippensburg University in 2000 with a B.S. in environmental studies.[3]

Schooley has experience working in the private sector with public utilities and engineering services. He owns and operates a small business raising livestock.[3]


Campaign themes


Schooley's campaign website listed the following issues:[4]

  • Preservation of Liberty
Excerpt: "A free people who are able to keep the fruits of their labor will be motivated to work hard and produce to improve the quality of their life. Just as Benjamin Franklin warned, Liberty should not be sacrificed for security. If we aimlessly give into fear over security concerns and put into place permanent excessive surveillance and un-Constitutional enforcement practices, we risk the long-term degradation or extinction of Liberty."
  • Government Managed Economy and Over-Spending
Excerpt: "Big government spending policies are bankrupting America and saddling the current and future generations with an insurmountable debt. It is irresponsible, immoral, and quite frankly causing a confidence issue with the dollar. The debt ceiling should not be raised despite the fear of not doing so. We have a spending problem not a revenue problem."
  • Protect the Second Amendment at all Costs
Excerpt: "The Nation’s Founders recognized that the right of the people to keep and bear arms was instrumental in ensuring the guarantee of the other rights in the Bill of Rights, and for providing for the common defense of the newly formed nation."
  • Sensible Tax Reform
Excerpt: "We don't need tax rebates, we need permanent tax cuts for everyone, which are only possible with spending cuts and abiding by the principles of a limited government. Less Taxes will put money into the hands of people and businesses alike to improve our economy and create new jobs."
  • Responsible Immigration and Border Security
Excerpt: "We should welcome new people to our lands who are enterprising and wanting to become Americans. However, we should not allow ourselves to be taken advantage of and it is questionable how helpful it is to allow undocumented foreign workers into this country to displace American laborers, particularly if these people have no intention of becoming Americans or to become properly documented."



See also: Pennsylvania's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

Schooley ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 9th District.[1] Schooley was defeated by incumbent Bill Shuster in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 9 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Shuster Incumbent 52.8% 24,106
Art Halvorson 34.5% 15,761
Travis Schooley 12.7% 5,802
Total Votes 45,669
Source: Results via Associated Press


See also: Pennsylvania's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

Schooley ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Pennsylvania's 9th District. Schooley sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 14, 2012. Schooley was running against incumbent Rep. Bill Shuster in the April 24, 2012, Republican primary.

Schooley was disqualified from appearing on the primary ballot after a judge ruled that only 987 of the 1,045 petition signatures he turned in were valid. Candidates needed to file 1,000 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot.[5]

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Schooley's reports.[6]


Schooley is married and has three children. He is a Christian.[3]

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