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Jonathan George

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Jonathan George
Jonathan George.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Indiana, District 9
Master'sHarvard Kennedy School
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
CitationsDistinguished Flying Cross, Koren Kolligian Trophy, Brigadier General
ProfessionFormer Air Force General
Campaign website
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Jonathan George was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 9th Congressional District of Indiana. He lost in the Democratic primary.[1]


George grew up in a small town in rural Lawrence County, Indiana.[2]


  • Double major in agronomy and education, Undergraduate degree
  • Master's at the Harvard Kennedy School


  • 1988: Selected as a White House Fellow[2]
  • Aide to Secretary of Agriculture Richard Lyng[2]
  • 2007: Selected as a member of the National Security Staff[2]


  • 1981: Joined U.S. Air Force
    • Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and the Koren Kolligian Trophy for meritorious flight
  • 2006: Promoted to Colonel and then to Brigadier General



See also: Indiana's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

George ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Indiana's 9th District. George and three other candidates lost to Shelli Yoder in the May 8, 2012, Democratic primary.[1][3]

U.S. House, Indiana District 9 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShelli Yoder 47.7% 13,186
Robert Winningham 20.2% 5,590
John Tilford 8.1% 2,233
John Griffin Miller 7.5% 2,062
Jonathan George 16.6% 4,591
Total Votes 27,662


George lives with his wife Kelly and their three children on a farm near Bedford, Indiana.[2]

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