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Walter Christian Schumm
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Kentucky, District 4
Bachelor'sPenn State University
ProfessionFarmer and business owner
Campaign website
Walter Christian Schumm campaign logo
Walter Christian Schumm was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Kentucky. Schumm was defeated by Thomas Massie in the Republican primary on May 22, 2012.[1]



  • Penn State University, B.S. in Logistics


As of the 2012 elections, Schumm was a member of the Greater Louisville Board of Realtors. He managed a residential development, owned and ran a construction and a licensed real estate business[2] In addition, Walter was a local farm owner, operator and producer.[2]



See also: Kentucky's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Schumm ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Kentucky's 4th District. Schumm sought the nomination on the Republican ticket.[3] Schumm faced Alecia Webb-Edgington, Thomas Massie, Brian Oerther, Tom Wurtz, Marc Carey and Gary Moore in the Republican primary. Schumm was defeated by Thomas Massie in the primary.[4] Candidates wishing to run were initially required to file by the signature filing deadline of January 31, 2012. However because the legislature was unable to complete new redistricting maps on time, the deadline was pushed back one week.[5] The new deadline was February 7, 2012.[6] The primary elections were held on May 22, 2012.[7]

U.S. House, Kentucky District 4 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Massie 44.8% 19,689
Alecia Webb-Edgington 28.6% 12,557
Gary Moore 14.8% 6,521
Brian Oerther 0.6% 257
Tom Wurtz 1.4% 598
Marc Carey 1.8% 783
Walter Christian Schumm 8% 3,514
Total Votes 43,919


Schumm is married to his wife, Jean Schumm. They have five children.[2]

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