Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Ohio Podiatrist elected to Congress
BETHESDA, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 11/07/12 -- History was made for podiatric medicine during the 2012 election, as Brad Wenstrup, DPM, a practicing podiatrist and member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), became the first podiatrist ever elected to the US House of Representatives.
Dr. Wenstrup, of Cincinnati, OH, won the OH-2 congressional race in a landslide victory by a 59-41 percent vote. Ohio's second congressional district encompasses a portion of southern Ohio including the suburbs of Cincinnati.
"APMA congratulates Dr. Wenstrup on his victory," said Joseph Caporusso, DPM, APMA president. "Our organization looks forward to working closely with him to ensure podiatric medicine remains at the forefront of the health-care debate."
Dr. Wenstrup, an Iraq war veteran and Army reservist, previously defeated incumbent Jean Schmidt in the district's primary in March 2012.
This victory marks yet another major milestone for the profession of podiatric medicine as APMA celebrates 100 years of advancement.
Information on Representative Brad Wenstrup of Congressional District number 2 of Ohio