Nathan W. Bailey

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Nathan Bailey was a Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District of Ohio

Nahtan W. Bailey was a Republican candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 2nd Congressional District (map) of Ohio. He was seeking the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio). He lost in primary elections which took place on March 4, 2008. [1]


Positions, record and controversies



As a Pro-life candidate, "I strongly believe that the child yet unborn is in fact alive and therefore of intrinsic value. Furthermore, I believe that each child is welcomed into our society at the moment of conception."[2]

Abortion in Cases of Rape

In cases of rape Bailey believes the choice to have a child, which he says is at the moment of conception, was not made. He urges women to carry the child to term, but would allow for a provision in legislation for such an exception. However, he mentions several procedures that must be taken in order to justify the abortion. First, a police report must be put on file. A recorded testimony would also be submitted prior to the abortion. Finally, counseling would be provided and then the approved abortion, if the woman wished to proceed, would have to be undergone in the first trimester of the pregnancy.[3]

Balancing the Budget

Nathan wants to end the "out of control" speeding in Washington. The national deficit is "not because we not taxing enough, it’s because we’re spending too much. The system of governance outlined by our United States Constitution is not intended to redistribute wealth."[4]

Education & Technology

"While I believe education is an issue to be left to the states, I want to see America's children succeed. There was an era in our recent history where every child looked to the stars with great curiosity and saw math and science as the vehicles to get them there. The repercussions of a great space program have echoed and intensified in our "Internet Age" lives since our local legend Neil Armstrong took that 'Giant leap for mankind.'"[5]

Fiscal Responsibility

Bailey cites his "humble upbringings" and professional experience as an accountant for his "virtues of diligence and thrift." He also claims to have "a keen eye for finding areas of unnecessary and wasteful spending."[6]

Gun Rights & 2nd Amendment

"It is only through the Second Amendment that we can really protect the First Amendment (or the others for that matter). We, as a free and open society, must be able to protect ourselves and our rights from both foreign threats and fellow citizens."[7]


"When I get Washington, should I earn your vote, I will not allow myself to forget where I am from and the people you put me where I am. You, my constituency, are my boss. I have no interest in being hounded by a lobbyist. I will not support their pork. I seek nothing more than your satisfaction. I am tired of our tax system making winners and losers out of the fine people of America."[8]

The "Fair Tax"

Nathan has questions he'd like to see resolved regarding the fair tax before he supports it. He concludes that a flat tax approach is more likely to signed into law this coming term and will therefore put his energy into that reform instead. However, Bailey has stated, "I want to stop taxing productivity and free the hands of small businesses and the middle class. The fair tax, or something similar, is a great goal to set our sights upon."[9]



Bailey, born September 21, 1981, is only 26 years of age as he enters his first political race for Ohio's 2nd District U.S. House of Representatives seat. He is well aware of the skepticism around him though he "think[s] that being new could be an advantage for [him]."[10]


Nathan was born on September 21, 1981 as the third of four children. Raised just outside of the small village of Owensville in a close Catholic family. Nathan belongs to the church where his parents were married. He also attended St. Louis Catholic School in Owensville for his first adventure in education. Having moved on from St. Louis School, Nathan attended Clermont Northeastern High School where he learned the importance of community service. Nathan has been volunteering his time and talents in the Clermont Northeastern Schools for the past 12 years.
Upon graduation from Clermont Northeastern High School, Nathan attended Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. In his time at Shawnee State University, Nathan learned how to be a young professional. Nathan also applied his experience in theater finding comfort in public speaking.
During high school and college, Nathan worked at several different Wendy's Restaurant locations, as well as United Dairy Farmers. It was there that Nathan learned what it was like to work among the middle-class of America. In his four years at Wendy's, Nathan took a leadership role, despite his non-membership of the management team. After his time at Wendy's, Nathan joined United Dairy Farmer's where he was offered the role of General Manager of the Montgomery location.
Continuing his climb up the ladder, Nathan left United Dairy Farmer's and had a brief stint with National City Bank before being offered his current position. Currently Nathan serves as a Staff Accountant at Donovan Donohoo, Jr. & Associates, Inc, a CPA firm located in Milford, Ohio. For two years he has held this position and has earned respect from his peers for his abilities with customer service and account maintenance. It is here that Nathan was tested and acquired the knowledge and experience that it takes to serve as an effective Representative to Congress.
Though young, Nathan has already touched the lives of thousands of people in and out of Ohio's Second Congressional District. He has showed his staying power in the district by working in and attending the schools located within the boundaries of the district. With strong family values and an ability to maintain fiscal responsibility, Nathan has made it his next quest to become your Representative to Congress for the district that he has long been a resident.[11]

2008 elections

Bailey was seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) in the 2008 congressional election.[12] He lost in primary elections which took place on March 4, 2008. [1]

Money in politics

Information on this candidate's 2008 fundraising is not yet available. Stay tuned for live feeds of data from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.

Committees and affiliations


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


More background data


Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ohio 2008 General Election,"The Green Papers", July 7, 2008
  12. [1]

External resources

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