Ben Smaltz

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Ben Smaltz
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Indiana House of Representatives District 52
Incumbent
In office
November 7, 2012-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolDekalb High School (1988)
Bachelor'sBall State (1993)
CandidateVerification
Ben Smaltz is a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 52. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Smaltz earned his B.S. in Political Science, History, and Marketing from Ball State University in 1993.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Smaltz served on the following committees:

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development, Vice-chair
Public Policy
Roads and Transportation

Elections

2014

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Indiana House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Charlie Odier was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Ben Smaltz was unopposed in the Republican primary. Odier will face Smaltz in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Smaltz won election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 52. Smaltz defeated Gary Harbaugh, Paul Moss and David Powers in the May 8 Republican primary and defeated Charles Odier (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 52, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBen Smaltz 71% 18,218
     Democratic Charles Odier 29% 7,448
Total Votes 25,666
Indiana House of Representatives, District 52 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBen Smaltz 56.7% 4,241
Paul Moss 19.9% 1,486
David Powers 15.5% 1,163
Gary Harbaugh 7.9% 592
Total Votes 7,482

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Smaltz is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Smaltz raised a total of $51,668 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 10, 2013.[6]

Ben Smaltz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State House, District 52 Won $51,668
Grand Total Raised $51,668

2012

Smaltz won election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Smaltz raised a total of $51,668.
Indiana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ben Smaltz's campaign in 2012
Cmte to Elect Denny Zent$5,000
Smaltz, Ben & Shelley$4,189
Witmer, Frederick A$3,500
Olmstead, Barbara S & Clifford M$2,000
Smaltz, Mary$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$51,668
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 6 through March 14.[7]

Legislators are scored on their stances on issues "impacting working people."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "pro-jobs, pro-economy issues."
Legislators are scored on whether they supported or opposed IMA's position on a bill.

2013

In 2013, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 7 through April 29.[8]

Legislators are scored on whether they supported or opposed IMA's position on a bill.

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Yarde, II (R)
Indiana House of Representatives District 52
2012–present
Succeeded by
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