|U.S. House, Ohio, District 2|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Predecessor||Jean Schmidt (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Cost per vote||$4.60 in 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|High school||St. Xavier High School|
|Bachelor's||University of Cincinnati|
|Other||William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)|
|Service/branch||U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps|
|Years of service||1998 - 2011|
|Date of birth||June 17, 1958|
|Place of birth||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Net worth||(2012) $2,413,521|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Key votes
- 4.1 113th Congress
- 4.2 National security
- 4.3 Economy
- 4.4 Immigration
- 4.5 Healthcare
- 4.6 Social issues
- 4.7 Government affairs
- 5 Issues
- 6 Elections
- 7 Campaign donors
- 8 Personal Gain Index
- 9 Media
- 10 Analysis
- 11 Personal
- 12 Recent news
- 13 See also
- 14 External links
- 15 References
Wenstrup serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve. He served as a combat surgeon in Iraq in 2005 as part of the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps.
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Wenstrup is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.
After earning a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Wenstrup established a private practice in the Cincinnati area. In 1998, he accepted an officer's commission in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps. He deployed for a year of active duty in Iraq in 2005, where he served as a combat surgeon. Wenstrup continues to serve in the Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Wenstrup's academic, professional and political career:
- 2013-Present: U.S. Representative from Ohio's 2nd Congressional District
- 1999-Present: Physician, Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine
- 1998-2011: Army Reserve Officer
- 2005-2006: Combat surgeon, Iraq
- 1986-1999: Private practice doctor
- 1980-1985: Attended William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, earned a B.S. & D.P.M.
- 1976-1980: Attended University of Cincinnati, earned a B.A.
Wenstrup serves on the following committees:
Wenstrup served on the following committees:
- Committee on Armed Services
- Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
- Subcommittee on Military Personnel
- Committee on Veterans' Affairs
- Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
- Subcommittee on Health
The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session. For more information pertaining to Wenstrup's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
Wenstrup voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.
Wenstrup voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.
Wenstrup voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.
- See also: United States budget debate, 2013
On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201. At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference. Wenstrup voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.
The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies. The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Wenstrup voted against HR 2775.
Wenstrup donated his shutdown earnings to the Wounded Warrior Project and Cincinnati’s Freestore Foodbank.
“I can't accept a salary while veterans and government employees are left empty-handed. It’s not appropriate and it’s not fair," he said in a statement.
Federal Pay Adjustment Act
Wenstrup voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.
Morton Memos Prohibition
Wenstrup voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.
Healthcare Reform Rules
Wenstrup voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.
Wenstrup voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.
On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans—Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas—voted with Democrats against the lawsuit. Wenstrup joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.
On The Issues Vote Match
- See also: On The Issues Vote Match
On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Wenstrup is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative. Wenstrup received a score of 31 percent on social issues and 79 percent on economic issues.
The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.
|On The Issues Vote Quiz|
|Economic Issues||Social Issues|
|Legally require hiring women & minorities||Opposes||Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right||Strongly Opposes|
|Expand ObamaCare||Strongly Opposes||Comfortable with same-sex marriage||Opposes|
|Vouchers for school choice||Favors||Keep God in the public sphere||Favors|
|Absolute right to gun ownership||Strongly Favors||Human needs over animal rights||Unknown|
|Higher taxes on the wealthy||Strongly Opposes||Stricter punishment reduces crime||Unknown|
|Support & expand free trade||Strongly Opposes||Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens||Unknown|
|Stricter limits on political campaign funds||Unknown||Maintain US sovereignty from UN||Strongly Favors|
|Prioritize green energy||Strongly Opposes||Expand the military||Strongly Favors|
|Stimulus better than market-led recovery||Opposes||Stay out of Iran||Opposes|
|Privatize Social Security||Unknown||Never legalize marijuana||Unknown|
|Note: Information last updated: 2014. If you notice the rating has changed, email us.|
The following issues were listed on Wenstrup's campaign website:
—Brad Wenstrup, Campaign website
On his campaign website, Wenstrup listed six issues that were his top priorities:
- Jobs and the Economy: Wenstrup said that people in Ohio's 2nd District were struggling and needed more jobs, but government intervention and regulation prevented job creation. He said that government strangled small businesses.
Excerpt: "The people who live here want to work – they are willing and able. They want leaders who will advance policies that will attract more businesses – and the jobs that come with them – to Southwest Ohio."
- National Security: Wenstrup, who was a Combat Surgeon in Iraq, applauded the killing of Osama Bin Laden. He advocated remaining active in combating terrorism to keep the U.S. safe. Wenstrup also supported securing the borders.
Excerpt: "Whether it’s Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, or other places around the world – there are still far too many havens for terrorists who want to kill Americans. Starting with securing our borders and continuing with increased emphasis on intelligence gathering and expanded use of Special Forces teams like Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets, we must remain active and vigilant to ensure our nation remains safe and free."
- Gun Rights: Wenstrup referred to himself as a proud gun owner who promised to work to ensure the right for law-abiding citizens to have guns. Wenstrup also said he would be vigilant in ensuring that Congress and the courts did not infringe on gun rights.
Excerpt: "Like so many other Ohioans, I’m frustrated that our constitutional right to keep and bear arms continues to be under attack by liberals and anti-gun zealots. Unfortunately, even the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision reaffirming that the Second Amendment guarantees the individual’s right to keep and bear arms was upheld only by a single vote."
- Good Government: Citing Congress' record-low approval rating and frustration over partisan fighting and ethics violations, Wenstrup said he would lead in Washington.
Excerpt: "And I won’t go to Washington and fade into the background – I’ll stand up and speak out. It’s time we elected leaders with courage to face our problems. Too many people we elect go to Washington and become one of “them.” If you send me to Washington, I’ll remind them that they are one of 'us.'"
- Abortion: During his 2012 campaign, Wenstrup said he believed that life began at conception, which was why he held a strongly pro-life stance. He supported Family First and Right to Life. Wenstrup also promised to fight federal funding for abortion.
Excerpt: "One of the dangers inherent in Obamacare is that federal funding for abortion will be codified. In Congress, I’ll support efforts to ensure that doesn’t happen. Further, I’ll work to make sure our nation isn’t supporting a culture of abortion around the world by rejecting funding for the UN’s controversial Population Fund."
- Healthcare: Wenstrup opposed President Obama's health care bill. He believed the bill would hurt patients and doctors and promised to fight to repeal it in Congress.
Excerpt: "We must all work to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with patient-centered solutions such as the ability to keep insurance between jobs and states. We need to encourage more Health Savings Accounts for routine office visits and minor medical expenses. And we must adopt additional lawsuit abuse reform to make sure good doctors can afford to treat patients."
In February 2012, Wenstrup's campaign spokesperson, Brian Shrive, accused Jean Schmidt, the Republican incumbent whom Wenstrup challenged in the 2012 primary, of using campaign funds to pay off attorney fees from her legal battles against Democratic challenger David Krikorian. Shrive pointed to a line in Schmidt's finance report showing the congresswoman repaid herself $20,000 from a campaign loan in 2005, then around the same time, used funds from her personal bank account to pay more than $40,000 in legal debt.
Schmidt's spokesperson, Barrett Brunsman, responded, calling the charge "innuendo and lies." Brunsman then accused Wenstrup of working with Krikorian, noting that the Democrat's attorney, Christopher Finney, held a fundraiser for Wenstrup
Wenstrup also questioned Schmidt's trustworthiness and cited Schmidt's past ethics controversies to suggest the congresswoman had lost the support of her constituents. In a meeting with the Cincinnati Enquirer editorial board, Wenstrup pointed to an instance when Schmidt unknowingly allowed the Turkish American Coalition to pay her legal fees. Wenstrup asked, "How can [Schmidt] sit on a foreign affairs committee when she owes $500,000 to a special interest group?" Schmidt's spokesperson responded saying, "Voters know Jean Schmidt well, and she has earned their trust by focusing on actual issues."
Wenstrup ran for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the primary election on May 6, 2014. He defeated Marek Tyszkiewicz (D) in the general election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, Ohio District 2 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Brad Wenstrup Incumbent||66%||132,658|
|Source: Ohio Secretary of State|
Wenstrup won the election to the U.S. House, representing Ohio's 2nd District. Wenstrup defeated incumbent Rep. Jean Schmidt, businessman Tony Brush, businessman Joe Green and Air Force veteran Fred Kundrata in the primary on March 6, 2012. He went on to defeat William R. Smith (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013. Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for ninth on the list.
|U.S. House, Ohio District 2 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||William R. Smith||41.4%||137,077|
|Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Ohio's 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012|
|Jean Schmidt Incumbent||42.9%||37,383|
In February 2012, Wenstrup released his first radio ad. In it, he attacked Schmidt for being too close to President Barack Obama.
Wenstrup received endorsements from the following:
In 2009, Wenstrup ran for Mayor of Cincinnati, challenging incumbent Mayor Mark Mallory (D). Wenstrup lost in the general election, however, with 46 percent of the vote.
The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Wenstrup attends.
Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.
Comprehensive donor history
Comprehensive donor information for Wenstrup is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Wenstrup raised a total of $998,233 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.
|Brad Wenstrup's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 2)||$998,233|
|Grand Total Raised||$998,233|
|Brad Wenstrup (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2013||$105,242.77||$70,922.03||$(72,106.61)||$104,058.19|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$104,058.19||$175,127.98||$(97,951.66)||$181,234.51|
|October Quarterly||October 14, 2013||$181,234.51||$151,507.88||$(72,070.00)||$260,672.39|
|Year-End Quarterly||December 31, 2013||$260,672.00||$98,989.00||$(68,051.00)||$290,109.00|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$290,109.51||$97,559.00||$(89,975.97)||$297,692.54|
|Pre-Primary||April 24, 2014||$297,692.54||$20,770.00||$(5,238.390)||$313,224.15|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2014||$313,224.15||$196,998.12||$(43,404.66)||$466,817.61|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2014||$466,817.61||$179,980.56||$(331,077.19)||$315,720.98|
|Pre-General||October 23, 2014||$315,720.98||$24,598.73||$(25,218.30)||$315,101.41|
Cost per vote
Wenstrup spent $4.60 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House, Ohio District 2, 2012 - Brad Wenstrup Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$0|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$0|
|Top contributors to Brad Wenstrup's campaign committee|
|American Financial Group||$20,500|
|North American Properties||$10,800|
|American Podiatric Medical Assn||$10,000|
|Credit Union National Assn||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Misc Manufacturing & Distributing||$36,755|
To view the breakdown of campaign funding by type click [show] to expand the section.
According to FindTheData, in the fourth quarter of 2011, Wenstrup raised $151,290. By the end of 2011, his campaign had spent $68,885, and he started 2012 with $97,404 cash on hand. About 98 percent, or $148,790, of the money Wenstrup raised came from individual contributions.
Personal Gain Index
- See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)
- See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)
The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:
PGI: Change in net worth
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Wenstrup's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,411,042 to $3,416,000. That averages to $2,413,521, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Wenstrup ranked as the 131st most wealthy representative in 2012. Between 2011 and 2012, Wenstrup's calculated net worth decreased by an average of 22 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.
|Brad Wenstrup Yearly Net Worth|
|Year||Average Net Worth|
|Growth from 2011 to 2012:||-22%|
|Average annual growth:||-22%|
|Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.|
PGI: Donation Concentration Metric
Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Wenstrup received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Health Professionals industry.
From 2011-2014, 29.19 percent of Wenstrup's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.
|Brad Wenstrup Campaign Contributions|
|Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Misc Manufacturing & Distributing||$81,305|
|% total in top industry||11.29%|
|% total in top two industries||16.15%|
|% total in top five industries||29.19%|
- In February 2012, Wenstrup did an interview with WLWT News Channel 5.
The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.
Wenstrup most often votes with:
Wenstrup least often votes with:
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Wenstrup missed 12 of 1,120 roll call votes from January 2013 to August 2014. This amounts to 1.1 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
Wenstrup ranked 70th in the conservative rankings in 2013.
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
Wenstrup voted with the Republican Party 95.9 percent of the time, which ranked 30th among the 234 House Republican members as of August 2014.
Wenstrup voted with the Republican Party 97.3 percent of the time, which ranked 55th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.
Wenstrup and his wife, Monica, have one child.
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- The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers.
- Campaign website, "Issues," accessed February 6, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Campaign website, "Issues," accessed February 15, 2012
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- This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
- This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
- This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
- This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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