About Me





Steve’s military experience includes 11 years in the U.S. Air Force, specializing in electronic warfare systems. His broad range of experience includes his stateside service in Texas, Mississippi, Arizona, North Carolina and Florida. Overseas, Steve has served in Germany, South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, and Panama. He worked on Vietnam-era drones, F4-E fighters, RF4-C reconnaissance fighters, AC-130 gunships, the MC-130 Combat Talon, and MH53J Pave Low Helicopter. Steve’s final assignment was with the 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Florida, where he was assigned to the Service Life Program and flight testing for the Pave Low Helicopter. After completion of that assignment, he served in the USAF as a Field Engineer Contractor for an additional seven years, providing mission-critical on-site technical expertise. Ranked as a GS-12, he deployed with U.S. Special Forces for Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, where he served with distinction in Saudi Arabia during hostilities. His deep respect for the military before, during, and after his service is steadfast.

Steve earned an Associate’s Degree in Avionic Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force and his Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from Troy State University.




Steve’s business experience includes real estate, auctioneering, and energy consulting. He has negotiated over $800,000 in new business contracts over seven months, and he promotes energy consulting services to commercial & industrial clients. He is president of Kraus Management LLC, a realty and auction company that has generated $2.2 million in gross sales over seven years, partnering with Prudential Stadtmiller Realty. Steve believes the free-marketplace is best served with minimal government intervention,  empowering people to achieve their own prosperity.


Religion is very important to me

Steve has served in various offices in his church, and is currently an elder at Presbyterian church where he participates in numerous outreach activities including missions, music, and a bi-monthly community breakfast. He volunteers his professional auction services at the annual Easter Seals auction and sings for cancer survivors at Relay for Life. Steve participates in the Sandusky Choral Society and has lent his singing talent to many local functions including the annual Blessing of the Fleet. He is committed to serving the residents of Ohio with integrity and consistent communication. Steve believes in treating all constituents with the utmost respect and believes in leadership by example. Steve believes an elected official should be and behave as a “public servant” with integrity, common sense, and an optimistic vision for America’s future. Steve’s motivation is to pass the torch of liberty onto our next generations. His insight gained through faith, business, and war, have prepared him for such a time as this. Steve Kraus served the 89th district of Ohio as State Representative and Steve Kraus is once again reporting for duty in the service of the amazing constituents of  Ohio's 9th Congressional District and this great nation.

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