|Address||PO Box 62 |
Evansville, Indiana 47701, United States
|| September 11, 1958
Jun 12, 2016 06:39pm
Caucasian - Married - Catholic - Christian - Straight -
|Info||Brad Ellsworth has spent his entire adult life protecting the rights and lives of the people of Southwest Indiana. As the 8th District’s next Congressman, Brad will continue his lifelong commitment of putting people and their interests first. |
Brad was born and spent his early years in Huntingburg, Indiana. When he was still in grade school, Brad's family moved to Evansville where his father took a job as a crane operator in Warrick County's Alcoa plant. His mother stayed home to raise Brad and his older brothers Joe, Eric and his sister Lisa.
After graduation from Evansville's Harrison High School in 1976, Brad attended University of Southern Indiana where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. He worked in the paint and hardware department at Sears while in school to pay for his education. Brad later received a Masters Degree in Criminology from Indiana State University.
In 1982, Brad began a career in the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's office. Over the next 23 years, he held every merit rank, and was twice decorated for heroism in the line of duty. While serving in the Department, Brad instituted the first Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program in the Evansville - Vanderburgh School Corporation. He later attended and graduated from the FBI National Academy.
In 1998 Brad ran as a Democrat candidate for Sheriff and won in a landslide victory. He was unopposed running for a second term.
As Sheriff, Brad has been a leader in the war on methamphetamine and started the states most comprehensive website to track and monitor sexual offenders. Brad has also worked hard to expand jail facilities in order to keep criminals behind bars.
Outside of his profession, Brad is an active community supporter, serving on numerous boards and committees that enhance the quality of life in the region.
Brad is 46 years old and has been married for 23 years to his college sweetheart, Beth. They have a daughter, Andrea who is a sophomore at Indiana University.
Brad has served as President of the Indiana Sheriff's Association and was named Outstanding Alumni by University of Southern Indiana.
He and his family attend St. Agnes Catholic Church.