B. Patrick Bauer
|B. Patrick Bauer|
|Indiana House of Representatives|
|1970 - present|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||44|
|Minority Leader, Indiana House of Representatives|
|2002 – 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 3, 1970|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Profession||Dean of External Affairs, Ivy Tech State College|
Bauer's professional experience includes working as Dean of External Affairs at Ivy Tech State College and Assistant to the Superintendent for Special Programs with the South Bend Community School Corporation.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bauer served on the following committees:
|Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture and Rural Development|
|• Environmental Affairs|
|• Public Health|
Bauer and 36 other Democratic representatives participated in a legislative walkout on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 in opposition to proposed legislation limiting union powers in Indiana. The Democratic departure left the House void of a quorum, leaving only 58 of the 67 Representatives needed to establish a quorum. Terri Austin, Steven Stemler, and Vanessa Summers stayed behind to provide, if necessary, a motion and a seconding motion, which would enable them to stop any official business from proceeding should the Republicans try to do so.
On March 7, House minority leader B. Patrick Bauer revealed the Democratic caucus' hideout to be the Comfort Suites in Urbana, Illinois. According to the Indiana Constitution, Article 4, sections 11 and 14, the House may enforce fines and other methods to compel absent members to return. Beginning on March 7, the Democrats were subject to a fine of $250, to be withheld from future expense or salary payments, for each day they were not present in the statehouse. Regarding their actual pay, House Speaker Brian Bosma announced that the 37 lawmakers were required to be physically present in the chambers to receive their per diem payment of $152/day. This move came as a result of the approximated $40,000 in per diem payments automatically made to the legislators during their first seven days of absence. According to reports, the representatives promised to either return the money, or donate it to charity.
March 22 marked the start of the fourth consecutive week of Democratic absenteeism, complete with an increased incentive to return. Governor Daniels and House Republicans upped the ante with daily fines increasing from $250/day to $350/day, effective Monday, March 21. Despite the increased penalties, Democratic resolve remained intact. House Minority Leader B. Patrick Bauer stated that Democrats "will remain steadfast" in their opposition to bills hurting wages and education in Indiana. Rep. Winfield Moses, Jr. (D) called the increase "a poke in the eye," and promised that it would do nothing to break the impasse.
The Democrats ended the standoff after 36 days, returning on March 28. The two sides agreed to compromise on a number of issues, including shelving the controversial "right-to-work" bill. Although the Democrats returned with some of their wishes granted, their actions were not without consequence. Each absent member accrued a total of $3500 in fines given by Republicans.
Elections for the office of Indiana House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 6, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent B. Patrick Bauer is unopposed in the Democratic primary.
Bauer won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 6. Bauer ran unopposed in the May 8 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 6, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||B. Patrick Bauer Incumbent||100%||17,440|
In the May 4 primary election, Bauer ran unopposed. He received 2,109 votes.
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 6 General Election (2010)|
|B. Patrick Bauer (D)||7,606|
|Duane Beals (R)||5,545|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat B. Patrick Bauer won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 6 receiving 14,015 votes, ahead of Republican Kevin Mitschelen who received 6,349 votes.
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 6 (2008)|
|B. Patrick Bauer (D)||14,015|
|Kevin Mitschelen (R)||6,349|
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 6 (2006)|
|B. Patrick Bauer (D)||9,318|
|Kevin Mitschelen (R)||4,350|
Comprehensive donor information for Bauer is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Bauer raised a total of $3,855,766 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.
|B. Patrick Bauer's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Indiana State House, District 6||$241,994|
|2010||Indiana State House, District 6||$861,999|
|2008||Indiana State House, District 6||$1,090,709|
|2006||Indiana State House, District 6||$634,829|
|2004||Indiana State House, District 6||$414,688|
|2002||Indiana State House, District 6||$261,505|
|2000||Indiana State House, District 6||$125,132|
|1998||Indiana State House, District 6||$86,490|
|1996||Indiana State House, District 6||$54,215|
|1994||Indiana State House, District 6||$84,205|
|Grand Total Raised||$3,855,766|
2012Bauer won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bauer raised a total of $241,994.
|Indiana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to B. Patrick Bauer's campaign in 2012|
|United Food & Commercial Workers International Union||$15,000|
|Indiana Trial Lawyers Association||$11,500|
|Indiana Motor Truck Association||$11,500|
|Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives||$10,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$241,994|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Bauer collected $861,999 in donations. The top contributors are as follows:
|Indiana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to B. Patrick Bauer's campaign in 2010|
|Russ Stilwell For State Representative||$75,000|
|Indiana State Teachers Association||$55,000|
|Indiana Trial Lawyers Association||$35,000|
|Niezgodski For State Representative District 7||$25,000|
|Indiana Motor Truck Association||$25,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$861,999|
In 2008, Bauer collected $1,090,709 in donations.
Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$34,250|
|Jonathan Weinzapfel for Mayor Committee||$25,000|
|Indiana Trial Lawyers Association||$24,500|
|Indiana Motor Truck Association||$22,500|
|GiaQuinta for State Representative||$22,250|
|Indiana Hospital Association||$20,300|
|Indiana State Teachers Association||$20,000|
|Sheet Metal Workers Local 20||$19,000|
|Indiana-Kentucky Regional Council of Carpenters||$15,000|
|Indiana Association of Realtors||$15,000|
|Indiana Multi-Family Housing||$15,000|
|JFT Realty LLC||$14,000|
|Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives||$12,500|
|Niezgodski for State Representative District 7||$11,900|
|Sommer Barnard PC||$11,500|
|Michael G. Browning||$10,000|
|All America Pac||$10,000|
In 2006, Bauer collected $634,829 in donations.
Listed below are the top 5 contributors to his campaign.
|Indiana Trial Lawyers Association||$ 23,500|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$16,500|
|Indiana Motor Truck Association||$15,750|
|Indiana Hospital Association||$14,250|
|Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives||$12,500|
Bauer is a member of the American Federation of Teachers, Indiana State Teachers Association, Indiana University - South Bend Advisory Board and the Urban Enterprise Association of South Bend, Incorporated Advisory Board.
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- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994
- B. Patrick Bauer on Facebook
- IndyStar.com, Indiana Democrats trigger Statehouse showdown over anti-union legislation, 22 Feb. 2011
- Fox 59, Fines begin for absent House Democrats, 7 March 2011
- The Wall Street Journal, Pressure Mounts on Absent Democrats in Wisconsin, Indiana, 3 March 2011
- IndyStar.com, Dems' walkout drags on, among nation's longest, 23 March 2011
- WFIE.com, Indiana Republicans say they're done negotiating, 17 March 2011
- Reuters, "Indiana becomes 23rd "right-to-work" state," February 1, 2012
- Indiana Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed February 10, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "List of May 8, 2012, primary candidates," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, “Election Results – Indiana General Election, November 6, 2012,” accessed January 24, 2013
- Indiana Secretary of State, "2010 Official General Election Results," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "2010 Official Primary Election Results," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "2008 Official election results," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "2006 Official election results," accessed March 6, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Bauer, B Patrick," accessed September 9, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign donations," accessed March 6, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign donations," accessed March 6, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2006 Campaign donations," accessed March 6, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Political Summary," accessed March 6, 2014
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