Ellington files for re-election, to challenge incumbent Borders in HD 45

Jeff Ellington

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.

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