Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

November 6, 2012 Indiana General Election

Candidates for United State Representative District 2, Indiana

Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.
702 C StLaPorte, IN 46350-5510
219-234-2875
Brendan Mullen - D
www.mullenforindiana.comwww.mullenforindiana.com
1220 Honan DriveSouth Bend, IN 46614
574-440-5507
Joseph Wayne Ruiz - L
joeruizforcongress.comjoeruizforcongress.com
534 W 9th StMishawaka, IN 46544
574-286-6958
Jackie Walorski - R
www.jackiewalorski.comwww.jackiewalorski.com
59555 County Road 3Elkhart, IN 46517
574.993.0593
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Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.

No response

Brendan Mullen

As a West Point graduate and U.S. Army veteran, Brendan understands the leadership that will keep our country secure and our families safe. As a successful small business owner and entrepreneur, Brendan has the business experience to create new jobs, revitalize Indiana's economy and help secure the needs of our working class, seniors and youth. As a husband and proud new father, Brendan has the Hoosier values and family values of the people of Indiana's 2nd District.

Joseph Wayne Ruiz

This year’s election campaigns have included plenty of promises from Democrats who say they’ll work with Republicans, and Republicans who say they’ll work with Democrats.

Joe Ruiz, the Libertarian running for north-central Indiana’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, says he can do one better for voters who are sick of partisanship in Washington.

“I don’t have any obligation to party loyalty, which means that I can form coalitions on both sides on specific issues,” he said. “I think that’s going to be something, as a representative for this district, that will be helpful. You don’t have to worry about blind partisanship from me.”

Jackie Walorski

As a lifelong Indiana resident, Jackie understands the struggles of working class Hoosier families during this time of economic hardship.

While serving as an Indiana State Representative, Jackie made her mark by leading the fight to cut taxes and eliminate wasteful spending. She is running for Congress because America needs a leader to stand up to the tax and spend policies of the Obama Administration.

Jackie will bring her record of conservative leadership to Congress. In Washington, she will stand up to the special interests and work to rein in federal spending to reduce the burden placed on our children and grandchildren. She will fight for a balanced budget and a pro-growth economic environment that allows businesses to expand.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.

No response

Brendan Mullen

Born and raised in South Bend, Brendan graduated from John Adams High School. As a husband and proud new father, Brendan has the Hoosier values and family values of the people of Indiana's 2nd District.

Joseph Wayne Ruiz

Ruiz, 27, grew up near Michigan City. He lives in Mishawaka with his wife and their two children, ages 1 and 3.

Jackie Walorski

Jackie Walorski was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. Jackie is happily married to Dean, who is a high school music teacher.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.

No response

Brendan Mullen

From Adams, he went on to the United States Military Academy at West Point to train and prepare for a career of service to our nation as an officer in the United States Army. At West Point, Brendan played 4 years on the Army Football team.

Joseph Wayne Ruiz

A bachelor’s degree in business management at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Jackie Walorski

Graduated from Riley High School in 1981.

Attended Liberty Baptist College from 1981 - 1983

Graduated from Taylor University in 1985 with a B.A. in Communications and Public Administration

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.

No response

Brendan Mullen

After serving his country, Brendan helped start and run a small business that grew under his leadership from one employee to over 110. Brendan would later open his own Strategic Planning, Strategic Communication and Information Technology consulting firm that is currently employing Hoosiers and supporting Indiana Guard and Reserve soldiers returning home after their deployments.

Joseph Wayne Ruiz

Since 2006, he’s worked with at-risk youths at the Family and Children’s Center.

Jackie Walorski

Missionary/Humanitarian Relief 1999-Present

International Marketing 2000-Present

Founder, Impact International 2000

Director of Development, IUSB 1997-1999

Director of Institutional Advancement 1991-1996

Ancilla College (Marshall County)

Television Reporter, WSBT-TV 1985-1989

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.

No response

Brendan Mullen

Brendan's overseas deployments and officer assignments included serving as a Combat Engineer in South Korea, commanding a platoon of 40 soldiers near the DMZ. He later served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, near Mosul Iraq, mentoring, advising and training Iraqi Security Forces. Brendan and nine other U.S. soldiers lived and imbedded inside an Iraqi Infantry Battalion of 1,000 Iraqi soldiers, logging over 3,000 miles of missions, convoys, patrols and raids. Stateside, Brendan was 2nd in Command of an elite Urban Search and Rescue Company of 150 soldiers for President George Bush.

Joseph Wayne Ruiz

No response

Jackie Walorski

N/A

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.

No response

Brendan Mullen

By the end of his honorable military career, Mullen had earned numerous awards, badges and decorations.

Joseph Wayne Ruiz

No response

Jackie Walorski

My greatest accomplishment is the rewarding work I've been able to do with impoverished children in Romania.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.

No response

Brendan Mullen

No response

Joseph Wayne Ruiz

No response

Jackie Walorski

World Harvest Ministerial Network, LeSea Ministries

Graduate St. Joseph County Leadership Program

Indiana Farm Bureau

Republican Party of St. Joseph County

Republican Party of Elkhart County

Chamber of Commerce (St. Joseph Cty.) 1996-1997

Executive . Director Humane Society (St. Joseph Cty.) 1989 - 1991

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.

No response

Brendan Mullen

No response

Joseph Wayne Ruiz

No response

Jackie Walorski

Jackie was elected to her first of three terms in the Indiana House of Representatives in 2004. She rose quickly to leadership, becoming the Assistant Floor Leader for the Republican Caucus.

She was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2012, where she currently serves on the House Armed Services, Veterans’ Affairs, and Budget committees.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.

No response

Brendan Mullen

No response

Joseph Wayne Ruiz

No response

Jackie Walorski

Jackie and her husband are members of Calvary Temple of South Bend.

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