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Air Force veteran, farmer files for 2014 run against Ohio congressman Stivers in 15th District
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, January 24, 2014 5:46 PM EST
An Air Force veteran and Delta Airlines captain from central Ohio wants to challenge U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers for his seat this fall.
Stivers is a two-term Republican from Upper Arlington, representing Ohio's 15th Congressional District.
Wharton says representatives in Washington are failing regular Ohioans, calling Stivers part of the dysfunction. Wharton calls himself a "no-nonsense individual" who advocates tax fairness, infrastructure investment and worker re-training initiatives.
Stivers is a former state senator and a colonel in the Ohio Army National Guard, where he's spent 28 years.
A Republican spokesman said Stivers has worked to create jobs and is supported across party lines and by unions.