Candidate Profile
Jeff Ellington

Republican, Indiana

Biography

Name
Jeff Ellington
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 62
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

0
David Mcintosh, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, National Rifle Association, Indiana Right to Life, Senator Brent Steele

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Mike Pence

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry into the country.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

Free-market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Strongly Agree

The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

Business owners should be required by law to bake cakes, provide flower arrangements, etc., for same-sex weddings, even when these activities would infringe on their sincerely-held religious beliefs.

Strongly Disagree

Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.

Strongly Disagree

The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Protection of tyranny from Kings (leaders), freedom of Religion and the right to practice it, the right to own property without government intrusion, to protect themselves, family or property with the right to carry and own arms. They understood from experience that those in power always want to control not only the fruit of someone else labor, but every aspect of their lives, and the people needed the power to control and stop their over reaching.

Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, voters

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

life of the mother

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Christian, Pro-Life, Pro 2nd amendment, Pro business, Smaller government, less and easily understood regulation.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

Always voted as a County Councilman and a member of the Planning Commission to protect property rights for property owners and business. Voted against local tax increase referendums, voted for balanced budgets. Voted for, in the Indiana House, bills to support Pro-Life legislation, support of the 2nd amendment, legislation to protect business from out of control local ordnance's, supported legislation backed by The Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana Farm Bureau concerning farms and small business. Supporter of I-69 since 1996, which will help protect the standing and longevity of Crane Navel Weapons Center location in southern Indiana, one of the largest employers in my District. Crane is vital in the security of our Nation.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

jeffe@bluemarble.net

Additional comment from candidate:

It is a privilege to represent you, my focus has and will continue to be remembering how and why our Nation was founded and the principles that its foundation was built upon. Please feel free to call or e-mail me your question or concerns, State Representative District 62 Jeff Ellington jeffe@bluemarble.net jeffellington.org

Background

Education

  • Bloomington High School South, Bloomington, 1979
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, 1980

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce, member, legislation
  • Indiana Right to Life, contributor, volunteer, legislation
  • National Rifle Association, member, contributor
  • Indiana Farm Bureau, member,legislation
  • Bloomington Boys & Girls Club, member, contributor, volunteer
  • Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, member
  • Community Kitchen, contributor
  • Hannah House, volunteer, contributor

Offices

  • Monroe County Council, Held 1996-2004
  • Monroe County Recorder, Held 2014-2015
  • 9th District Congress, Sought 2002
  • Monroe County Commissioner, Sought 2004

Details

Voted Yes for House Roll Call Vote 1337 pro-life 2016 which was the final concurrence vote in the Indiana House on a pro-life bill from this session that banned abortion because of race, gender or disability and also mandated that abortion clinics must dispose of aborted babies through a relationship with a funeral home via either burial or cremation. Currently they are allowed to treat aborted baby bodies as "medical waste".

 

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