Scott Wharton

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Scott Wharton
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Ohio, District 15
Bachelor'sOhio University
Military service
Service/branchU.S Air Force
Campaign website
Scott Wharton was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 15th Congressional District of Ohio.


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.


Campaign themes


Wharton's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • 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."



See also: Ohio's 15th Congressional District elections, 2012

Wharton ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Ohio's 15th District. He lost to Pat Lang in the March 6, 2012 Democratic Primary.[2]

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