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Steve Austria is currently 7th Congressional District of Ohio

Steve Austria has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 7th district of the State of Ohio, since 2009 (map).

Positions, record and controversies


To stimulate the economy, Austria says he will work to provide permanent tax relief to families and reduce regulations that hamper growth on businesses. To lower gas prices, Austria says he will vote to allow drilling for oil and natural gas domestically, and support alternative energy resources like nuclear power, clean coal and hydrogen. [1]

National Security

Austria says he will ensure that the troops have the proper tools to do their jobs. [1]


Austria supports strengthening borders to prevent illegal immigration. He does not support amnesty for illegal immigrants. [1]


Austria says he will work to eliminate wasteful spending and ensure that the government does not spend above its budget constraints. [1]

Second Amendment

Austria believes that citizens have the right to own and carry guns provided, and says he will protect Second Amendment rights. [1]


Austria says he will "defend the unborn at all levels". [1]


2008 elections

Austria won the Republican nomination and defeated Democratic candidate Sharen Swartz Neuhardt for retiring incumbent Rep. David Hobson's (R-Ohio) vacant seat.[2] [3]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases.

Campaign contributions

The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Steve Austria. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00029412&cycle=2008</crpcontribdata>

Committees and affiliations


Austria will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.


More background data


Campaign Contact Information

Steve Austria for Congress
2537 Obetz Drive
Beavercreek, OH 45434
Brad Mascho
(937) 322-0045

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Steve Austria for Congress -Issues that Matter
  2., “The Latest Ohio, Presidential and Senate Election Results", “”, March 5, 2008, Accessed March 10, 2008
  3. "Ohio 2008 General Election",, November 4, 2008

External resources

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on the Budget, House Committee on Homeland Security
110th Congress
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Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
Ohio House of Representatives (1998-200), Ohio Senate (2001-2009)
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District Offices:
1. 5 W. North St., Ste. 200, Springfield, OH 45504
Phone: 937-325-0474 / Fax: 937-325-9188

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Date of Birth: October 12, 1958