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Steve Kraus needs your help by signing this petition to STOP BIG GOVERNMENT from crushing the American Dream. 

Have you ever felt wronged by our government, and no one would listen? Well now is your chance to MAKE YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

Back story: Steve Kraus is a hard working Ohio boy, military veteran, small business owner who UPSET THE POLITICAL APPLE CART in 2014. Steve dared to run against and beat the incumbent State Representative and now FORMER powerful chairman of the Ohio Democrat Party Chris Redfern. In what can only be described as a vengeful, political "hit" job of a trial, he was convicted of thief [even though the state never proved what Kraus supposedly took], and imminently removed him from his newly elected state representative office in July 2015. 

Steve has all along maintained his innocence, and now has new evidence suggesting that former State Rep.Chris Redfern was directly and actively colluding with other elected, appointed officials, and the special prosecutor. Eight days after Rep. Redfern’s reelection loss, he asked on official state email for secret grand jury information, “…when Steve Kraus case will be handled”? This occurred exactly seven days before the special prosecutor Timothy Braun indicted Kraus.

On April 27, 2017, Steve won a major victory for justice and truth, when Chief Justice O'Connor of the Ohio Supreme Court REMOVED Judge Crawford from the Kraus case. Steve had filed a pro se [representing himself], Affidavit of Disqualification. Steve forced Judge Crawford to admit his friendship/relationship with Rep. Chris Redfern by providing picture proof of Redfern on Crawford’s boat DURING KRAUS' COURT PROCEEDINGS.

Now the heavy hand of government wants to take Kraus' Auction License and Real Estate License. Kraus currently has his appeal before the Ohio Supreme Court, as well as two motions for new trial, with his new Judge Patricia Cosgrove, filed in the Ottawa County Common Pleas Court.

The Division of Real Estate, Ohio Dept. of Commerce is willing to take a "wait and see" approach, before holding a hearing to revoke Kraus' Real Estate License.

However, Ohio Attorney General Richard Michael "Mike" DeWine's office and James R. Patterson, Principal Assistant Attorney General, is not willing to take a “wait and see” approach. Patterson filed on behalf of Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office an OBJECTION for Kraus’ Continuance of Hearing. This occurred on May 9, 2017.

The Ohio Dept. of Agriculture is scheduled to hold a hearing to revoke Steve Kraus' Auction License on May 23, 2017.

Steve Kraus has been a licensed auctioneer since 2004. He has conducted over 500 successful auctions, without a single complaint. Additionally Steve has been very active with local charities, donating his time to the annual Easter Seals auction held in the Sandusky Mall.

Why would Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine want to use the heavy hand of government to destroy Kraus’ livelihood? How is the community better served, what useful purpose is achieved, and why can’t DeWine wait a few more months?

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE - Steve is asking for all freedom loving Americans who believe that our government has gotten too big, too intrusive, too overbearing, and too self-serving to come to his aid in his time of need.

What useful purpose of justice is served by denying this hard working American the right to earn a living when ‘reasonable doubt’ is so great?

Steve recently said “I don't ever want this to happen to anyone else. My hope and prayer is that you never have to experience being unjustly accused and wrongfully convicted. I'm innocent of all charges and I will continue to fight, as long as I can, as hard as I can, with all that is within me. God's light of truth is shining into the dark corruption surrounding my political trial and those responsible are being exposed. What my enemies have meant for evil, God has turned to good. The last chapter has not been written...stayed tuned. God and me make a majority!”

Will you help? Please sign this petition and ask 10 of your friends to do the same. Better yet, repost on your social media site and ask all your friends to SIGN. Let’s all raise our voices to right this terrible wrong!

NOW ACT by signing Steve’s petition to stay the Administration Hearing, pending the outcome of his appeal and new motions.

URGENTLY contact Ohio Attorney General Richard Michael “Mike” DeWine’s office at 30 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43215. Call Toll-free: 800-282-0515, Local: 614-466-2980.

Email: James R. Patterson, Principal Assistant Attorney General, direct 614-466-7445 –

Lisa Peterson, Communications Director, 614-466-3840,
Eve Mueller, Deputy Director of Communications, 614-466-3840,

 Dan Tierney, AGO Spokesperson, 614-466-3840,

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Thanks you for your support. God bless you, and God bless America!

Steven W. Kraus

Former 89th Ohio House State Representative

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