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Ellspermann and her husband, Jim, have four children.
Ellspermann and her husband, Jim , have four children.
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|Lieutenant Governor of Indiana|
|January 14, 2013 – present|
|Years in position||2|
|Predecessor||Becky Skillman (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Indiana House of Representatives|
|Master's||University of Louisville|
|Ph.D.||University of Louisville|
|Place of birth||Ferdinand, Indiana|
|Profession||Owner, Ellspermann and Associates, Inc|
- 1 Political career
- 2 Elections
- 3 Campaign donors
- 4 Personal
- 5 Recent news
- 6 External links
- 7 References
Ellspermann owns and operates Ellspermann and Associates, a consulting firm. She was also the founding director of the University of Southern Indiana's Center for Applied Research. She previously worked for Kimball International, Pepsi, McCormick and ED Smith. Ellspermann holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in the same discipline from the University of Louisville.
Indiana Lieutenant Governor (2013-Present)
Ellspermann has served as Indiana Lieutenant governor since January 14, 2013.
On April 10, 2013, Ellspermann broke a tie in the Senate, casting her vote in support of a bill to allow local school boards to hire superintendents without a superintendent’s or teacher’s license. It was the first time in 8 years a lieutenant governor had to break a tie in the chamber. 
Indiana House of Representatives (2010-2012)
Ellspermann represented District 74 in the Indiana House of Representatives from 2010 to 2012.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ellspermann served on these committees:
- Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development
- Elections and Apportionment
- Employment, Labor and Pensions, Vice Chair
Ellspermann ran in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 74. Ellspermann ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012,but had to withdraw from the race when she was named as the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor.
|Governor/Lieutenant Governor of Indiana General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||John Gregg / Vi Simpson||46.6%||1,200,016|
|Republican||Mike Pence / Sue Ellspermann||49.5%||1,275,424|
|Libertarian||Rupert Boneham / Brad Klopfenstein||4%||101,868|
|Independent||Donnie Harold Harris / George Fish||0%||21|
|Election Results via Indiana Secretary of State.|
During her 2010 campaign for Indiana House of Representatives, Ellspermann's candidacy was challenged because she voted in the 2008 Democratic primary between Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton. While she remained on the ballot and won the election, the issue came up again in the 2012 race for lieutenant governor. Indiana Democratic Party Chairman Dan Parker welcomed Ellspermann to the campaign, stating, “She does have one question to answer, though. When Sue Ellspermann voted in the 2008 Democratic primary, did she vote for Secretary Clinton or President Obama?”
In a debate on August 15, 2012, Ellspermann said Indiana should seek to establish more public-private road building partnerships. She also said the state should re-evaluate how it calculates farmer's property taxes. "Agriculture really is the heritage of Indiana. We do need to make sure we have a workforce for the future in agriculture and food sciences to make sure we can support this very important industry of agriculture to Indiana," Ellspermann stated.
In the May 4th primary, Ellspermann defeated Angela Sowers by a margin of 2,979 to 765. 
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 74 General Election, 2008|
|Democratic||Russell Stilwell Incumbent||48%||10,362|
Comprehensive donor information for Ellspermann is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ellspermann raised a total of $681,300 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.
Ellspermann won re-election to the position of Lieutenant Governor of Indiana in 2012. During that election cycle, Ellspermann raised a total of $451,282.
|Lieutenant Governor of Indiana 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sue Ellspermann's campaign in 2012|
|Sue Ellspermann For State Representative||$34,000|
|Theresa L. Boots||$25,000|
|Mark R. Holden||$10,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$451,282|
|Total Votes received in 2012||1,275,424|
|Cost of each vote received||$0.35|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Ellspermann raised $185,795 in contributions. 
Her four largest contributors were:
|Aiming Higher PAC||$21,919|
|House Republican Campaign Cmte Of Indiana||$19,450|
Ellspermann and her husband, Jim Mehling, an assistant principal at Forest Park High School, have a blended family of four children. She grew up in Ferdinand, Indiana with her five siblings and parents Tom and Betty Boeglin. She worked evenings and weekends at her father's local jewelry store, often referring to experiences she gained there. She graduated from Forest Park High School in 1978 before starting her collegiate studies at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
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- Office of the Indiana Lieutenant Governor
- Indiana House of Representatives - Rep. Ellspermann
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2012 (Lt. Gov.), 2012 (House), 2010
- Twitter account
- Facebook page
- Campaign website
- Indy Star, "In Indiana, both Republican, Democratic gubernatorial candidates pick female running mates," May 22, 2012
- Sue Ellspermann for Indiana House "About" Accessed April 24, 2012
- Indiana Public Media, "Lt. Gov. Casts Vote To Remove Superintendent License Rule," April 10, 2013
- Indiana Secretary of State, List of May 8, 2012 primary candidates
- Indiana Secretary of State, Official Primary Results
- WIBC, "Picks for Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State Mean Ballot Shuffle," June 20, 2012
- Indiana Newscenter, "Pence Running Mate Explains 2008 Vote At Fort Wayne Campaign Stop," May 22, 2012
- WFPL, "Indiana Democrats Question Ellspermann’s 2008 Primary Vote," May 21, 2012
- Evansville Courier & Press, "Indiana lieutenant governor candidates debate at state fair" August 15, 2012
- Official Indiana General Election Results
- Official Indiana Primary Election Results
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Sue Ellspermann," accessed July 10, 2013
- 2010 contributions
- Vanderburgh County Republican Party, 2012 State Candidates, accessed July 24, 2013
- The Journal Gazette, Pence’s pick for No. 2 is pitch perfect, May 24, 2012
Becky Skillman (R)
|Indiana Lieutenant Governor
| Succeeded by|
|Indiana House of Representatives District 74
| Succeeded by|
Lloyd Arnold (R)