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Ellsworth is no longer in Congress after an unsuccessful Senate bid in 2010.

Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-Ind.)

  • District: 8th District, West -- Evansville, Terre Haute
  • Residence: Evansville
  • Born: September 11, 1958; Jasper, Ind.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Beth Ellsworth; one child
  • Education: Indiana State U., Evansville, B.S. 1981 (sociology); Indiana State U., M.S. 1993 (criminology)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: U.S. House, 2007-11; Vanderburgh County sheriff, 1999-2006
  • Elected: Elected: 2006 (2nd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Conservation, Credit, Energy & Research; General Farm Commodities & Risk Management); Armed Services (Seapower & Expeditionary Forces; Terrorism, Unconventional Threats & Capabilities); Small Business (Contracting & Technology; Investigations & Oversight)
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State Information: 8th District, West -- Evansville, Terre Haute

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Larry Bucshon (R) 117,259 57.5%
Trent Van Haaften (D) 76,265 37.4%
John Cunningham (LIBERT) 10,240 5%
2008 general Brad Ellsworth (D) 188,693 64.7%
Greg Goode (R) 102,769 35.3%
2006 general Brad Ellsworth (D) 131,019 61%
John Hostettler (R) 83,704 39%
2004 general John Hostettler (R) 145,576 53.4%
Jon Jennings (D) 121,522 44.6%
Mark Garvin (LIBERT) 5,680 2.1%
2002 general John Hostettler (R) 98,952 51.3%
Bryan Hartke (D) 88,763 46%
Pam Williams (LIBERT) 5,150 2.7%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 47% John McCain: 51%
2004 John Kerry: 38% George W. Bush: 62%
2000 Al Gore: 42% George W. Bush: 57%

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