Candidate Profile
Jeff Ellington

Republican , Indiana


Jeff Ellington
State Rep., Dist. 62

Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2016:  100%, 100% (cum.)
Indiana Family Institute, 2019:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 2015-16:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business IN (NFIB - IN), 2017-18:  100%
American Conservative Union IN (ACU-IN), 2018:  83%, 85% (cum.)
Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA), 2019:  86%, 77% (cum.)



Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations IN (AFL-CIO IN), 2019:  25%
LEAP Forward IN, 2019:  21%




Reported by Candidate

Indiana Right to Life, NRA A rated Legislator, Indiana Farm Bureau, Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Selected Contributions


Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2019), State Republican Party Organizations (2019)
Big Red Political Action Committee (2016), Catalyst PAC (2018), Hoosiers for Quality Education (2016), Larry Bucshon (2016), State Republican Party Organizations (2018)


International Association of Firefighters (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2019)







Other Information

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". Voted No for SB 20 sexual orientation 2016 which is an amendment to a bill in the Indiana House that would have added special protections for "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" into state law.


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

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

Strongly Agree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Life of the mother only.


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.


Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

(Did not answer)

Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.


What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

(Did not answer)


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.


How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

(Did not answer)

National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Disagree   


I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

(Did not answer)


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Christian, constitutional conservative, Pro Life legislator, Pro 2nd amendment legislator.


When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative   

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

Check vote history at Indiana House of Representatives

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

(Did not answer)

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

(Did not answer)

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

(Did not answer)

Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree   

Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree   

2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?


What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

(Did not answer)

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

(Did not answer)

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

(Did not answer)


  • Bloomington High School South, Bloomington, 1979
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, 1980
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • 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
  • Monroe County Council, Held 1996-2004
  • Monroe County Recorder, Held 2014-2015
  • 9th District Congress, Sought 2002
  • Monroe County Commissioner, Sought 2004

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