Former Rep. Brad Ellsworth

Democrat  •  Indiana 2 Terms  •  Sworn In 2007
Last Term 2009 - 2010 View All


Ellsworth was born and spent his childhood in Huntingburg, Indiana. When he was still in grade school, his family moved to Evansville, Indiana where his father took a job as a crane operator in Warrick County's Alcoa plant. After graduation from Evansville's William Henry Harrison High School (Evansville) in 1976, he attended the University of Southern Indiana 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.

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 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. Read More...

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