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Rep. Jeff Ellington files for re-election, will challenge incumbent Rep. Borders in HD 45

Jeff Ellington files for re-election

Rep. Jeff Ellington files for re-election. (Courtesy 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 Borders (R-Jasonville) in the Republican primary for House District 45.  

Ellington has represented House District 62 since December 2015. 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.  

READ MORE: ‘I was shocked’: Borders to defend House seat after Ellington move 

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 parties,” Ellington said. 

Indiana’s primary elections will be held May 3.

READ MORE: Full election coverage, live results and updates

Correction: Ellington was appointed to his seat in December 2015.

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