Congressman Brad Wenstrup announced his intention Tuesday to run for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he represents the people of Southern and Southwestern Ohio, including Highland County, in the 2nd District.
“From strengthening our military and helping our veterans get the care they deserve to cutting taxes for the middle-class and unleashing the power of the American economy by slashing regulatory red tape, I’m incredibly proud of the results I’ve delivered for hardworking Ohio families,” Wenstrup said in a news release. “I look forward to continuing to serve and fight for the hardworking families of Ohio’s second district in Washington.”
Wenstrup noted legislative results in several areas, including strengthening the economy, bringing historic reforms to the VA, reforming onerous federal regulations, combating the opioid epidemic, securing the country’s borders, and boosting military readiness, as among his top accomplishments in office.
“I am committed to continuing to combat the scourge of the opioid epidemic that has taken too many loved ones in our communities,” Wenstrup said. “I will keep fighting for local prevention and treatment resources and to support local programs that use evidence-based recovery methods that prevent relapses and lead to successful recoveries.
“I will also continue to be a leader in maintaining a strong national defense that includes making sure our men and women in uniform have the resources they need to keep America safe.”
Over the last several months, according to the news release, Wenstrup has maintained a rigorous schedule of meetings and events with Ohio families, business owners and community leaders across Southern and Southwestern Ohio, discussing his efforts in Washington and listening to their concerns and priorities.
Wenstrup starts his bid for re-election in a strong position. His record of results, dedication to the communities of Southern and Southwestern Ohio and strong leadership on policies to strengthen the country have already generated more than 600 grassroots endorsements for his re-election, including: 167 current and former elected officials, including 11 state representatives and senators, 16 county commissioners, and five county sheriffs; and more than 430 grassroots endorsements, spanning four states, the news release said.
“I’m confident that by working together we will be able to preserve the legacy of freedom and opportunity for our children and grandchildren. I’ll continue to fight for a safer world. I’ll continue to fight for truth, justice, and the American way,” Wenstrup said.
Wenstrup was first elected to represent Ohio’s Second District in 2012.
The district covers all or parts of eight counties including Hamilton, Clermont, Brown, Highland, Adams, Pike, Ross and Scioto.