Rep. Brad Ellsworth

Former Representative from Indiana’s 8th District, Democrat

Ellsworth, a Democrat, was the representative for Indiana's 8th congressional district from 2007 to 2010.



Our unique analysis of the bills Ellsworth sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ellsworth is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ellsworth sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Taxation (18%) Commerce (16%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Law (10%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Health (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Ellsworth’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Dec 2010, Ellsworth missed 75 of 3,531 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 14 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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