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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, representing 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|
|Ella Ward Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2012||$0||$16,395.24||$(6,691.69)||$9,703.55|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$6,540.49||$11,280||$(8,612.89)||$9,207.60|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2012||$9,207.60||$32,382.89||$(23,937.05)||$17,653.44|
Ward is married to husband Herman, together 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
- Federal Election Commission "Ella Ward's 2012 Summary reports," Accessed September 20, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, Ella Ward's April Quarterly report," Accessed September 20, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Ella Ward's July Quarterly report," Accessed September 20, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Ella Ward's October Quarterly report," Accessed October 18, 2012
- Ella Ward for Congress, "About," Accessed September 20, 2012