Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

November 6, 2012 Indiana General Election

Candidates for United State Representative District 2, Indiana

Brendan Mullen - D
www.mullenforindiana.comwww.mullenforindiana.com
(574) 440-5507
Joseph Wayne Ruiz - L
joeruizforcongress.comjoeruizforcongress.com
(574) 286-6958
Jackie Walorski - R
www.jackiewalorski.comwww.jackiewalorski.com
(574) 993-0593
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Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.
(219) 234-2875
Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
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,

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.

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

Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.

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

Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.

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Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
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

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

Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.

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Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Brendan Mullen

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Joseph Wayne Ruiz

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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

Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.

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Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Brendan Mullen

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Joseph Wayne Ruiz

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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

Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.

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Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Brendan Mullen

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Joseph Wayne Ruiz

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Jackie Walorski

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

Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.

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Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Brendan Mullen

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

Joseph Wayne Ruiz

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Jackie Walorski

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

Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.

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Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
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

Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.

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Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
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

Joseph Wayne Ruiz

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Jackie Walorski

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Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr.

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