Ella Ward

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Ella Ward
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Virginia, District 4
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Chesapeake City Council
Education
Bachelor'sNorfolk State University
Master'sOld Dominion University
Ph.D.Virginia Tech.
Personal
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Campaign website
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Ella Ward was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Virginia. Ward defeated Joe Elliott Jr. in the Democratic primary on June 12, 2012.[1] She lost in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Ward is on the Chesapeake City Council and formerly served on the state school board.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

According to her website, Ward's campaign platform included the following issues:[4]

  • Reduced business taxes for companies' first two years in operation
  • Increased expenditures on infrastructure
  • Supporting Social Security and Medicare

Elections

2012

See also: Virginia's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

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.[1] She lost to Republican Randy Forbes in the general election.[2]

By June 2012, Ward had raised $23,000, while Elliott reported no campaign contributions.[3]

U.S. House, Virginia District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Ella Ward 42.9% 150,190
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Forbes Incumbent 56.9% 199,292
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 564
Total Votes 350,046
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Virginia's 4th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngElla Ward 84.5% 5,364
Joe Elliot Jr 15.5% 982
Total Votes 6,346

Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of Ward's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Ward lost an election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Ward's campaign committee raised a total of $78,992 and spent $77,669.[5]

Personal

Ward is married to her husband Herman. They have one son, who is a retired NAVY commander.[6]

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