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Encyclopedia > Brad Ellsworth
Brad Ellsworth
Brad Ellsworth

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 8th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 4, 2007
Preceded by John Hostettler
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born September 11, 1958
Jasper, Indiana
Political party Democratic
Spouse Beth Ellsworth
Religion Roman Catholic

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Early life

Ellsworth was born in Jasper, Indiana and spent his early years in Huntingburg, Indiana. When he was still in grade school, his family moved to Evansville where his father took a job as a crane operator in Warrick County's Alcoa plant. Jasper is a city in Dubois County, Indiana, United States. ... Huntingburg is a city located in Dubois County, Indiana. ... Nickname: River City Location in the state of Indiana Country United States State Indiana County Vanderburgh Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel Area    - City 105. ... Warrick County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


After graduation from William Henry Harrison High School in 1976, he attended the Indiana State University-Evansville where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. Ellsworth worked in the paint and hardware department at Sears while in school to pay for his education. He later received a Masters Degree in Criminology from Indiana State University. William Henry Harrison High School is a public school on the east side of Evansville, Indiana. ... The University of Southern Indiana (USI) is a public university in Evansville, Indiana. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Law enforcement

In 1982, Ellsworth began a career in the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's office. Over the next 23 years, he held every merit rank, and was twice decorated for heroism in the line of duty. While serving in the Department, Brad Ellsworth instituted the first Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program in the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation. He later attended and graduated from the FBI National Academy. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ...


In 1998, Ellsworth ran for sheriff and won by a large margin. He was unopposed running for a second term. In 2005 he announced his intention to seek the Democratic Party's nomination for Indiana's 8th Congressional District, which was held by six-term incumbent John Hostettler. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... John Nathan Hostettler (born June 19, 1961), American politician, is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives. ...


U.S. House of Representatives Campaign

As of June 30, 2006, Hostettler had raised $287,000 and had $195,000 on hand, compared to Ellsworth's $1,036,000 raised and $676,000 on hand. However, Hostettler had won campaigns in the past against opponents with more funding. In addition, the National Republican Congressional Committee had spent $163,000 in his district as of mid-July 2006. (The DCCC, its counterpart, had spent $166,000 for Ellsworth as of that date.)[2][3] June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is the Republican Hill committee for the United States House of Representatives, working to elect Republicans to that body. ...


The Cook Political Report, an independent non-partisan newsletter, listed the race as a toss-up as of mid-August.[4] As of early September, the Rothenberg Political Report called Hostettler one of the three most endangered House incumbents in the country; Chris Cillizza, political analyst for The Washington Post, ranked Hostettler as the most vulnerable House incumbent in the nation; and Robert D. Novak, a syndicated columnist and editor of the Evans-Novak Political Report, also rated Hostettler's seat a likely win for Ellsworth.[5] Founded in 1984, [The Cook Political Report] is an independent, non-partisan newsletter that analyzes elections and campaigns for the US House of Representatives, US Senate, Governors and President as well as American political trends. ...


In mid-October, an opinion poll commissioned by the Evansville Courier & Press showed Ellsworth leading Hostettler, 55% to 32%.[6]


Hostettler debated Ellsworth on October 23, 2006. The debate was at public television station WVUT at Vincennes University, and involved the League of Women Voters.[7] October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Vincennes University (VU) is a public university in Vincennes, Indiana in the United States. ... The League of Women Voters is a United States non-partisan political organization founded in 1920 by Carrie Chapman Catt during a meeting of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. ...


Ellsworth scored a landslide victory over Hostettler on November 7, 2006. He took 61% of the vote to Hostettler's 39% – by far the most lopsided defeat for an incumbent in the 2006 election.[1] November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Ellsworth has been named to the House Armed Services Committee for the 110th Congress.


Issues and Positions

Ellsworth is generally a conservative Democrat. After his election to Congress he joined the Blue Dog Coalition. He was one of 16 Democrats who voted against providing federal funds for stem cell research [1]. Conservative may refer to: Conservatism, political philosophy A member of a Conservative Party Conservative extension, premise of deductive logic Conservativity theorem, mathematical proof of conservative extension Conservative Judaism britney spears Category: ... The Blue Dog Coalition is a group of moderate to conservative Democrats in the United States House of Representatives. ... Mouse embryonic stem cells. ...

Political offices
Preceded by
John Hostettler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 8th congressional district

2007-Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

References

  1. ^ a b Democrats pick up key House seat in Indiana. CNN (November 7, 2006).
  2. ^ Thomas B. Langhorne, "Hostettler 'war chest' a little light, pundit says", Evansville Courier & Press, July 17, 2006
  3. ^ Maureen Groppe, "Indiana candidates raise big bucks for tight races: $1 million or more in war chest isn't unusual this competitive year, finance reports show", Indianapolis Star, July 18, 2006
  4. ^ Competitive Race Chart, Cook Political Report, August 16, 2006
  5. ^ Thomas B. Langhorne, "Hostettler inactivity curious", Evansville Courier & Press", September 3, 2006
  6. ^ Thomas B. Langhorne, "Ellsworth widens lead in poll: ISU questions likely voters in 8th District follow-up survey", Evansville Courier & Press", October 15, 2006
  7. ^ "Hostettler agrees to debate date", Evansville Courier & Press", August 30, 2006

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External links

  • Ellsworth for Congress

 
 

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