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|U.S. House, Virginia, District 4|
|Chesapeake City Council|
|Bachelor's||Norfolk State University|
|Master's||Old Dominion University|
Ward is on the Chesapeake City Council and formerly served on the state school board.
According to her website, Ward's campaign platform included the following issues:
- Reduced business taxes for companies' first two years in operation
- Increased expenditures on infrastructure
- Supporting Social Security and Medicare
Ward ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Virginia's 4th District. She won the nomination on the Democratic ticket and defeated Joe Elliott Jr. in the June 12 primary. She lost to Republican Randy Forbes in the general election.
By June 2012, Ward had raised $23,000, while Elliott reported no campaign contributions.
|U.S. House, Virginia District 4 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Randy Forbes Incumbent||56.9%||199,292|
|Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Virginia's 4th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Joe Elliot Jr||15.5%||982|
|U.S House, Virginia District 4, 2012 - Ella Ward Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$1,077,552|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$1,240,932|
|Top contributors to Ella Ward's campaign committee|
|Forward Together PAC||$2,500|
|Bennett & Zydron||$1,000|
|Senator Bobby Scott for Congress||$1,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Ward is married to her husband Herman. They have one son, who is a retired NAVY commander.
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- Virginia State Board of Elections, "Election Results" accessed June 12, 2012
- CNN "Virginia Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
- Washington Post, "Congressional primaries bring little buzz after 2 straight groundbreaking Va House elections," June 2, 2012
- Ella Ward campaign website, "Issues," accessed June 4, 2012
- Open Secrets, "Ella Ward 2012 Election Cycle," accessed April 9, 2013
- Ella Ward for Congress, "About," accessed September 20, 2012