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  • March 4, 2016

    Fred Kundrata for Congress introduces his first radio spot today!

    Fred Kundrata for Congress introduced his first radio spot today that will be airing throughout greater Cincinnati and Warren County radio stations. This spot highlights that Fred Kundrata knows us - the people of Ohio's 1st district, that he cares about the 1st district, and that he will fight for all of us in Washington. Support Fred Kundrata for Congress, a leader endorsed by those that matter, the people of Ohio's 1st District!


  • February 29, 2016

    Kundrata launches mailing campaign in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District!

    Fred Kundrata for Congress introduced this campaign literature today. Please support Fred Kundrata for Congress, a leader endorsed by those that matter, the people of Ohio's 1st District!

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  • November 11, 2015

    Answering the “Call to Serve”

    Cincinnati, OH – Today, Veterans Day 2015, retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Fred Kundrata, is announcing his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Congress in Ohio’s 1st District.

    “As a retired Lieutenant Colonel, combat veteran, and former Pentagon staff officer, I have answered the call to serve in the past,” said Kundrata.  “Today, as we honor our Veterans, I am compelled to answer that call again to serve the United States and the people of southwest Ohio in the halls of Congress.”

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  • November 11, 2015

    Kundrata announces run for 2016!

  • October 30, 2014

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  • October 23, 2013

    Veterans and Military Families for Progress Endorses Lt. Colonel (ret.) Fred Kundrata

    VMFP "Proudly" Endorses Kundrata, Praising his "Unsurpassed" Commitment to Veterans, Active Duty, and Military Families' Issues.

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  • June 26, 2014

    Ohio AFL-CIO Endorses Fred

    Fred Kundrata is proud to be endorsed by the Ohio State AFL-CIO.

  • November 3, 2014

    Ohio Federation of Teachers (OFT) Endorsement

    Fred Kundrata is proud to be endorsed by the Ohio Federation of Teachers

  • November 3, 2014

    Painters and Allied Trades, District Council No. 6 Endorsement

    Fred Kundrata is honored to be endorsed by the Painters and Allied Trades, District Council No. 6

  • November 3, 2014

    Alliance for Retired Americans Endorsement

    Fred Kundrata is honored to be endorsed by the Alliance for Retired Americans.

  • August 25, 2014

    Destroying ISIS requires coalition, Congress

    Lt. Col. (Ret.) Fred Kundrata is the Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress in Ohio's 1st District.

    Having served in the Air Force for 28 years, including combat time in the Persian Gulf War, I know that decisions to pursue military action should never be taken lightly. But ISIS presents a new kind of threat, a terrorist army with more than 10,000 fighters, American-made weapons, and billions in cash.

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  • October 8, 2014

    Fred Kundrata Defeats Steve Chabot at Waycross Election Forum

    Democratic Nominee Slams Steve Chabot on his Votes Against Veterans, Seniors, and Jobs at Waycross Community Media's 1st District Candidates Forum

    CINCINNATI – Fred Kundrata, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress in Ohio’s 1st District, took the fight to his Republican counterpart, Steve Chabot, on Monday, October 6 at Waycross Community Media's First District Candidates' Forum. Early, much of the action centered on Kundrata detailing Chabot's record of voting against legislation that helps veterans, citing numerous bills that Mr. Chabot voted against.

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  • September 8, 2014

    Ohio UAW-CAP Council Endorsement

    Fred Kundrata is excited to work with UAW-CAP Council's members, active and retired, in Ohio.

  • September 8, 2014

    Hon. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown Endorses Fred Kundrata for U.S. Congress

    In the Honorable Senator Sherrod Brown's endorsement of Fred Kundrata, the senator said, "Southwest Ohioans will be proud to have Fred Kundrata as their representative in Congress. Fred served our country as an Air Force combat pilot in the Persian Gulf War and was recognized for his actions to save a pilot shot down behind enemy lines. Fred wants to continue serving his country in the United States Congress by focusing on rebuilding Ohio’s infrastructure, expanding the middle class, and standing up for veterans and senior citizens."

  • August 14, 2014

    Fred Kundrata Requests a Series of Debates With Steve Chabot

    Democratic Nominee Wants to Face Steve Chabot in an Open Forum

    CINCINNATI – Fred Kundrata, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress in Ohio’s 1st District, sent a certified letter to Representative Steve Chabot requesting a series of open debates prior to the general election on November 4, 2014. Kundrata wants a total of three debates spread throughout the 1st District with one in Hamilton County, one in Warren County, and another in a mutually agreed upon location within the district.

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  • July 17, 2014

    Fred Kundrata Expresses Concern About Infrastructure and Jobs in Southwest Ohio

    Democratic Nominee Conducts Press Conference Under Brent Spence Bridge

    CINCINNATI – Fred Kundrata, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress in Ohio’s 1st District, conducted a press conference to offer his position on the passing of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (H.R. 5021). Kundrata questioned the actions of the 1st District’s current U.S. Representative, Steve Chabot, who was one of the 55 Representatives voting against the Bill.

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  • June 26, 2014

    United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 392 financially supports Fred Kundrata's campaign for U.S. Congress

  • June 23, 2014

    Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local 8 Endorse Fred Kundrata

    Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local 8 voted to endorse Fred Kundrata for Congress. Fred is honored to have their support and looks forward to working with Asbestos Local 8 throughout his campaign.

  • June 20, 2014

    CWA District 4

    Communications Workers of America District 4 voted to endorse Fred Kundrata for Congress. Fred is honored to have their support and looks forward to working with CWA throughout his campaign.

  • June 16, 2014

    Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council Endorses Fred Kundrata

    Cincinnati AFL-CiO Labor Council voted to endorse Fred Kundrata for Congress. Fred is honored to have their support and looks forward to working with AFL-CIO throughout his campaign.

  • June 15, 2014

    Fred Kundrata Releases a Campaign Video Biography Detailing His Plans For Ohio’s First Congressional District

    Democratic Nominee Expresses Strong Support for Veterans, Senior Citizens, Working Families and Labor Unions

    CINCINNATI – Fred Kundrata, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress in Ohio’s 1st District, released a campaign video biography offering an up-close look at his personal and professional background. The video also highlights Kundrata’s plans to bring positive change to the 1st District, which includes greater Cincinnati and Warren County.

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  • June 12, 2014

    Fred Kundrata and his Supporters Prepare for the Ohio Democratic Party’s State Dinner with Special Guest Speaker, Former President Bill Clinton

    Federal and State Candidates from throughout Ohio Expected to be in Attendance at Annual Event

    CINCINNATI – Fred Kundrata, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress in Ohio’s 1st District, and several of his key donors and supporters will attend the Ohio Democratic Party’s state dinner on Friday, June 13, 2014 in Columbus.

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  • June 10, 2014

    International Longshoremen's Association Endorses Fred Kundrata

    The International Longshoremen's Association, Great Lakes District Council, AFL-CIO, voted to endorse Fred Kundrata for Congress and support him as he seeks office of the United States Congress.

  • May 16, 2014

    Chris Redfern Endorses Fred Kundrata for U.S. Congress

    Mr. Chris Redfern has personally endorsed Fred Kundrata for U.S. Congress in his campaign to defeat incumbent Steve Chabot. Fred Kundrata is honored to have received Chris Redfern's endorsement and looks forward to working with him, advocating their shared values, to achieve victory in November.

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  • May 6, 2014

    Fred Kundrata Wins Democratic Primary Election and becomes the Democratic Nominee for United States Congress in Ohio’s 1st District

    CINCINNATI, OHIO – Fred Kundrata defeated Jim Prues in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District Democratic primary race and will move on to challenge incumbent Republican Steve Chabot in November’s general election. Kundrata celebrated along with supporters, family and friends at the Taste of Belgium OTR location. “This is an exciting moment for my campaign because we all worked hard to get to this point,” said Kundrata. “I want to congratulate the campaign staff, voters, donors and volunteers because they all came together to make this victory possible.” Kundrata is an Air Force veteran and resident of downtown Cincinnati. He is also a commercial pilot, attorney and small business owner. “I care about Ohio’s 1st District and know more can be done to repair infrastructure and bring jobs to this district. It is time to invest in our transportation and get fair wage jobs to the greater Cincinnati area and Warren County” said Kundrata.
  • April 7, 2014

    Get to Know Fred Kundrata

    Fred Kundrata was born on July 18, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan to Fred and Marilyn Kundrata, hard-working and loving parents, who instilled in their five children the important values of helping others, being honest, and serving one’s country.

    The highlight of his Air Force career came during the 1991 Gulf War, following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. During the Gulf War, Fred flew the first night of the war over hostile territory followed by several more combat reconnaissance missions over enemy territory. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Aerial Achievement Medal for his courageous flying and was recognized and honored by General Norman Schwarzkopf for actions taken during a mission to save an American pilot shot down behind enemy lines.

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