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|U.S. House, Ohio, District 10|
|Bachelor's||Wright State University|
|Service/branch||7th Special Forces Group, USA|
|Years of service||1981-1987|
|Birthday||September 14, 1962|
|Place of birth||Celina, OH|
|Profession||Business owner, activist|
was a 2012 Democratic
candidate who sought election to the U.S. House
to represent the 10th Congressional District
David Esrati for House campaign logo.
A life-long Ohioan, Esrati is well-known around the state of Ohio for setting First Amendment precedent for comment at limited public forums. In 1997, Esrati donned a ninja mask at a public commission meeting as a form of protest. Then-Mayor Mike Turner had Esrati kicked out of the meeting. In turn, Esrati sued the city of Dayton and ultimately won a long, expensive, and complicated court battle. In 2008, Esrati ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in Ohio's 3rd Congressional District, but lost in the primary.
- See also: Ohio's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012
Esrati ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Ohio's 10th District. He lost to Sharen Swartz Neuhardt in the Democratic primary on March 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Ohio's 10th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
| Olivia Freeman
| David Esrati
| Tom McMasters
| Ryan Steele
| Mack VanAllen
In 2010, Esrati ran for Congress in Ohio's 3rd Congressional District, but lost in the primary, coming in 3rd place with less than 19 percent of the vote.