View Full Version : Alumni Feature: John Elrod

02-26-2008, 09:03 AM
A nice article about Xavier Alum John Elrod who is running for Indiana's Seat in the U.S. House for the 7th District.

Indianapolis Star (http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080226/LOCAL19/802260399):

"Democrats look at Elrod's suburban, almost rural upbringing and question whether he is fit to represent an urban congressional district.

And others look at Elrod's life -- an amateur stage actor and former rugby player who studied abroad in London -- and note that he hardly seems a typical Indiana lawmaker, much less a Hoosier Republican.

Elrod, it seems, doesn't mind being seen as a guy willing to thwart convention. By trying to defeat Democrat Andre Carson in a special election March 11 for the 7th District congressional seat, he's clearly bucking conventional wisdom. Carson's grandmother, the iconic Julia Carson, held the seat for a decade until her death in December."

Elrod played rugby for Xavier and is Class of 1999

02-26-2008, 03:17 PM
Elrod was also in the band at XU and I'd say to those who weren't in his close group of friends saw him as pretty much a prick.

He's an XU alum and we should be proud of what he accomplished, but it certainly doesn't surprise me that he's now in politics.

02-26-2008, 06:07 PM
Well John would be an outstanding upgrade over the 7th District's last representative.