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{{tnr}}'''Ella Ward''' is a 2012 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Virginia's 4th congressional district elections, 2012|the 4th Congressional District]] of [[Virginia]]. Ward defeated [[Joe Elliott Jr.]] in the Democratic primary on June 12, 2012.<ref name="results">[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2012/A2E23EAB-7EA6-40E2-AF41-3CE22C787EA4/unofficial/5_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' "Election Results" Accessed June 12, 2012]</ref>
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{{tnr}}{{Retired candidate submit info}}'''Ella Ward''' was a 2012 [[Democratic]] candidate who sought election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Virginia's 4th congressional district elections, 2012|the 4th Congressional District]] of [[Virginia]]. Ward defeated [[Joe Elliott Jr.]] in the Democratic primary on June 12, 2012.<ref name="results">[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2012/A2E23EAB-7EA6-40E2-AF41-3CE22C787EA4/unofficial/5_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' "Election Results" Accessed June 12, 2012]</ref> She lost in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/VA/house ''CNN'' "Virginia Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref>
  
 
Ward is on the Chesapeake City Council and formerly served on the state school board.<ref name="wapo"/>
 
Ward is on the Chesapeake City Council and formerly served on the state school board.<ref name="wapo"/>
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===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
According to her website, Ward's campaign platform includes the following issues<ref>[http://www.ellawardforcongress.com/issues/ ''Ella Ward campaign website'' "Issues," Accessed June 4, 2012]</ref>:
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According to her website, Ward's campaign platform included the following issues<ref>[http://www.ellawardforcongress.com/issues/ ''Ella Ward campaign website'' "Issues," Accessed June 4, 2012]</ref>:
 
* Reduced business taxes for companies' first two years in operation
 
* Reduced business taxes for companies' first two years in operation
 
* Increased expenditures on infrastructure
 
* Increased expenditures on infrastructure
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia's 4th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia's 4th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Ward is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2012|Virginia's]] [[Virginia's 4th congressional district elections, 2012|4th District]]. She won the nomination on the Democratic ticket and defeated face [[Joe Elliott Jr.]] in the June 12 primary.<ref name="results"/> She will face Republican [[Randy Forbes]] in the general election.
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Ward ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2012|Virginia's]] [[Virginia's 4th congressional district elections, 2012|4th District]]. She won the nomination on the Democratic ticket and defeated [[Joe Elliott Jr.]] in the June 12 primary.<ref name="results"/> She lost to Republican [[Randy Forbes]] in the general election.<ref name="cnnr"/>
  
Ward has raised $23,000, while Elliott reports no campaign contributions.<Ref name="wapo">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/congressional-primaries-bring-little-buzz-after-2-straight-groundbreaking-va-house-elections/2012/06/02/gJQAvxd78U_story.html ''Washington Post'' "Congressional primaries bring little buzz after 2 straight groundbreaking Va House elections," June 2, 2012]</ref>
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By June 2012, Ward had raised $23,000, while Elliott reported no campaign contributions.<Ref name="wapo">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/congressional-primaries-bring-little-buzz-after-2-straight-groundbreaking-va-house-elections/2012/06/02/gJQAvxd78U_story.html ''Washington Post'' "Congressional primaries bring little buzz after 2 straight groundbreaking Va House elections," June 2, 2012]</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the 2012 elections season. Below are Ward's reports.<ref>[http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do ''Federal Election Commission'' "Ella Ward's 2012 Summary reports," Accessed September 20, 2012]</ref>
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===2012===
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[[File:Ella Wood Donors 2012.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Ward's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?cycle=2012&id=VA04 ''Open Secrets'' "Ella Ward 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed April 9, 2013]</ref>
  
{{Campaign finance reports
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|Chamber = U.S House, Virginia District 4
|Political Party =Democratic
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|party = Democratic
|Report 1 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/667/12951431667/12951431667.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', Ella Ward's April Quarterly report," Accessed September 20, 2012]</ref>
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|total raised = $78,992
|Date 1 =April 15, 2012
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|total spent = $77,669
|Beginning Balance 1 =0
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|opponent raised = $1,077,552
|Total Contributions 1 =16395.24
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|opponent spent = $1,240,932
|Expenditures 1=6691.69
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|org1 = United Steelworkers
|Cash on Hand 1 =9703.55
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|org2 = Forward Together PAC
|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/948/12952475948/12952475948.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Ella Ward's July Quarterly report," Accessed September 20, 2012]</ref>
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|org3 = Greentech Automotive
|Date 2 =July 15, 2012
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|org4 = Bennett & Zydron
|Beginning Balance 2 =6540.49
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|org5 = Senator Bobby Scott for Congress
|Total Contributions 2 =11280
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|orgdonor1 = $5,000
|Expenditures 2=8612.89
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|orgdonor2 = $2,500
|Cash on Hand 2 =9207.60
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|orgdonor3 = $2,500
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|orgdonor4 = $1,000
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|orgdonor5 = $1,000
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|ind1 = Industrial Unions
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|ind2 = Automotive
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|ind3 = Leadership PACs
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|ind4 = Retired
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|ind5 = Candidate Committees
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|inddonor1 = $5,000
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|inddonor2 = $2,500
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|inddonor3 = $2,500
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|inddonor4 = $1,750
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|inddonor5 = $1,000
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Ward is married to husband Herman, together they have one son who is a retired NAVY commander.<ref>[http://www.ellawardforcongress.com/index.php/about ''Ella Ward for Congress'', "About," Accessed September 20, 2012]</ref>
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Ward is married to husband Herman. They have one son, who is a retired NAVY commander.<ref>[http://www.ellawardforcongress.com/index.php/about ''Ella Ward for Congress'', "About," Accessed September 20, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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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
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Ella Ward was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 4th Congressional District of Virginia. Ward defeated Joe Elliott Jr. in the Democratic primary on June 12, 2012.[1] She lost in the November 6, 2012, general election.[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, representing 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 husband Herman. They have one son, who is a retired NAVY commander.[6]

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