TROY, OH, Oct. 1, 2013– J.D. Winteregg will challenge Speaker of the House John Boehner for Ohio’s 8th District Congressional seat in the Republican primary in May 2014. This announcement comes on the heels of over a year of preparing for this run while maintaining his job as a teacher.
“I’ve had the privilege of speaking with people throughout our 8th Congressional District this past year,” said Winteregg. “They’re finished with their representative standing up for the special interests of the D.C. Establishment. After allowing Speaker Boehner to represent our district for two decades, we need a new voice and bold reforms. As a 31-year-old, conservative millennial, I will strive to ensure that the values of accountability and liberty prevail in Congress.”
“I am more than a ‘not-John-Boehner’ candidate. I’ve got a vision for how principled citizen legislators can reform Congress, and I recognize the opportunity in this race to send a message to every member of the Establishment in D.C.: listen to the people.”
Winteregg cites the lack of congressional accountability as the primary reason our representatives default to the Establishment instead of constituents. He believes that an agenda of term limits, full financial disclosure, and requiring representatives to live and work in their districts will re-orient members of Congress to the people they were hired to represent.
Winteregg resides in Troy, Ohio with his wife, Aimee, who is also a teacher.
You can find more information on Mr. Winteregg at jdwinteregg.com and on facebook and twitter (@jdwinteregg).