Steven Kraus

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Steven Kraus
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Ohio, District 9
High schoolSandusky High School
Bachelor'sTroy State University
OtherAuctioneering License at Walton School of Auctioneering, Real Estate License from Ohio Business College.
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
ProfessionReal estate agent, auctioneer
Campaign website
Steven Kraus was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 9th Congressional District of Ohio.[1] Kraus lost in the March 6, 2012 Republican primary.[2]


Campaign themes


On his 2012 campaign website, Kraus outlines his campaign themes and approach to policy:

  • "Steve is a fiscal conservative who believes that the taxpayers know best how to spend their money. He is a strong advocate for accountability, and would champion the call for Congress to live under the same laws it passes. Steve believes in a common, no nonsense approach to spending; live within your means attitude. As a liaison working between contractors and the government, Steve saw firsthand the fraud, waste, and misuse of taxpayer dollars. He believes that government must be limited in the money they are allowed to spend."


February 4, 2012

  • On Saturday, February 4, candidates Kaptur, Kucinich, Veysey, and Kraus participated in a debate held at Sandusky's Ebenezer Baptist Church. The debate was hosted by the NAACP. Coverage of the debate can be found here.

Primary endorsements



See also: Ohio's 9th congressional district elections, 2012

Kraus lost in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Ohio's 9th District. He was defeated by Samuel Wurzelbacher in the March 6, 2012 primary.

U.S. House, Ohio's 9th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSamuel Wurzelbacher 51.4% 15,166
Steven Kraus 48.6% 14,323
Total Votes 29,489

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