Indiana Rep. Jeff Ellington, R-Bloomfield, filed Tuesday for
re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives.
He’ll run against Rep. Bruce Border, R-Jasonville, in the Republican
primary for House District 45.
Ellington has represented House District 62 since 2016. After the
state completed redistricting last year, he announced he would run for
the District 45 seat. Greene County, which makes up a majority of
Ellington’s District 62, will be incorporated into District 45 once
the new district maps go into effect this November.
Ellington wrote in a statement that his campaign would focus on
defending the Second Amendment, expanding property rights, increasing
economic development in southwest Indiana, improving roads and
bridges, supporting pro-life legislation and protecting Indiana coal
from “the Indianapolis-Bloomington Democrats, the Biden-Harris
administration and other regulators.”
“I also vow to go to Indianapolis again to protect Greene, Sullivan,
Daviess, Knox and Vigo counties from the Indianapolis-Carmel elites,
the establishment types in both Ellington said.
Borders had not officially filed as of Thursday.
Indiana’s primary elections will be held May 3.