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|U.S. House, Ohio, District 15|
|Service/branch||U.S Air Force|
Wharton earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Ohio University. Following college, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. He flew the 1985 TWA Hostage rescue and served in Operation Desert Storm. He then retired from the Air Force after 20 years. He has been employed as a pilot for Delta Airlines since 1989.
Wharton's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Economic Recovery / Job Growth
- Excerpt: "First, we have to stop partisan politics in Congress and work across the aisle to provide leadership to get us out of the worst recession of our lifetime. This means there will have to be compromise from both parties. Second, We need to use common sense to start reducing the deficit and work toward a balanced budget."
- Veterans Benefits
- Excerpt: "As a retired Air Force Officer and Iraqi War Veteran, I fully support making sure our Veterans receive the care and benefits they have earned."
- Organized labor
- Excerpt: " I supported the failure of SB5 and believe we can build on the momentum from the last election. I am running on a pro-labor platform and we can take CONGRESS BACK FOR hard working Americans."
- Social Security
- Excerpt: "We must protect this trust fund from being raided to provide for our seniors and work to make it solvent for the next 50 years."