Bob Heaton

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Bob Heaton
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Indiana House of Representatives
District 46
In office
November 16, 2010 - Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sIndiana State University (1980)
Office website
Bob Heaton is a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 46. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Heaton earned his B.S. from Indiana State University. His professional experience includes working in the life insurance industry.

Committee assignments


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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Financial Institutions, Vice-chair
Natural Resources


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Heaton served on these committees:



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. James R. "Jim" Mann II was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Bob Heaton was unopposed in the Republican primary. Mann will face Heaton in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Heaton won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 46. Heaton ran unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and defeated James R. Mann, II (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 46, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Heaton Incumbent 57.6% 14,630
     Democratic James Mann, II 42.4% 10,771
Total Votes 25,401


See also:Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Heaton defeated Democratic candidate Bionca Gambill by a margin of 10,918 to 6,791. Democratic incumbent Vern Tincher did not run for re-election.[5] The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

In the May 4th primary, Heaton ran unopposed and received 3,838 votes.[6]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 46 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Heaton (R) 10,918
Bionca Gambill (D) 6,791

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Heaton is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Heaton raised a total of $939,849 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.[7]

Bob Heaton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State House, District 46 Won $167,231
2010 Indiana State House, District 46 Won $470,929
2008 Indiana State House, District 46 Defeated $301,689
Grand Total Raised $939,849


Heaton won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Heaton raised a total of $167,231.
Indiana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bob Heaton's campaign in 2012
Hoosiers For Economic Growth$30,500
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Indiana$22,565
Indiana Chamber of Commerce$8,650
Thrift, Paul$5,000
Smith Family Enterprises$4,813
Total Raised in 2012$167,231
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Heaton raised $470,929 in contributions.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Aiming Higher PAC $187,576
Hoosiers For Economic Growth $58,250
Indiana Republican Party $52,001
House Republican Campaign Cmte Of Indiana $29,328


Heston and his wife, Jane Ann, have two children.


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In 2014, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 6 through March 14.[9]


In 2013, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 7 through April 29.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Vern Tincher
Indiana House District 46
Succeeded by