From: "Congressional Races - Indiana District 6", in "All Politics" section of CNN.com website (http://cgi.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/candidates/election.guide/text/IN06.shtml; viewed 1 December 2005):
Carrie Dillard-Trammell (D)
BORN: April 6, 1964, Muncie
EDUCATION: Ivy Tech State College, A.A., 1990
FAMILY: Husband, Daniel; four children
OCCUPATION: Credit and loan adviser
POLITICAL CAREER: None
Dillard-Trammell is no stranger to the tough life--one of eight children raised by a single mom on welfare, she emancipated herself at age 15. She faces another challenge in unseating popular incumbent Dan Burton in the most Republican district in Indiana. Dillard-Trammell hopes to do that by defending Social Security, the Brady Bill, education funding and minimum-wage increases, but parts with the Democrats in her stands against abortion and gay rights.