Brandt Hershman

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Brandt Hershman
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Indiana State Senate District 7
Incumbent
In office
2000-present
Term ends
November 9, 2016
Years in position 14
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Whip
Compensation
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsNo
Education
Bachelor'sPurdue University
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Manager
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Brandt Hershman is a Republican member of the Indiana State Senate, representing District 7 and serving as Senate Majority Whip. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Biography

Hershman earned his B.A. in Political Science from Purdue University. His professional experience includes working as a partner with Wilkes Innovative Technologies, at The White House, Manager of Hershman Farms and District Operations Director for United States Representative Steve Buyer.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Joint Rules, Chair
Rules and Legislative Procedure
Tax and Fiscal Policy, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hershman served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2012

Hershman won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana State Senate District 7. Hershman ran unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and defeated Brad Thompson (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Indiana State Senate, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Brad Thompson 36.4% 16,748
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrandt Hershman Incumbent 63.6% 29,212
Total Votes 45,960

2008

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Brandt Hershman won the election to the Indiana State Senate District 7. He ran unopposed receiving 39,246 votes.[3]

Indiana State Senate, District 7 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brandt Hershman (R) 39,246


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hershman is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Hershman raised a total of $706,789 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 6, 2013.[4]

Brandt Hershman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State Senate, District 7 Won $183,495
2010 Indiana State Senate, District 7 Not up for election $64,768
2008 Indiana State Senate, District 7 Won $136,799
2006 Indiana State Senate, District 7 Not up for election $27,050
2004 Indiana State Senate, District 7 Won $50,864
2002 Indiana State Senate, District 7 Not up for election $750
2000 Indiana State Senate, District 7 Won $243,063
Grand Total Raised $706,789

2012

Hershman won re-election to the Indiana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hershman raised a total of $183,495.
Indiana State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brandt Hershman's campaign in 2012
American Electric Power$11,000
Indiana Republican Party$8,963
Indiana Bankers Association$6,000
Indiana Chamber of Commerce$5,750
Indiana Motor Truck Association$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$183,495
Source:Follow the Money

2008

In 2008, Hershman collected $136,799 in donations.[5]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
American Electric Power $10,150
Continental Dairy Products $10,000
Duke Energy $6,000
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $4,200
Nisource $3,500
AT&T $3,500
UPS $3,000
US Steel Corp $3,000
Build Indiana Council $3,000
Indiana Telephone Industry $2,800
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Indiana $2,500
Vectren Corp $2,500
Indiana Coal Council $2,500
Indiana Builders Association $2,000
Fairfield $2,000
Indianapolis Power & Light Co $2,000
Embarq $2,000
Comcast of Indiana & Michigan LLC $2,000
Entertainment Software Association $2,000
Indiana Association of Realtors $2,000

Personal

Hershman has a wife, Lisa.

Scorecards

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2014

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

2013

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Indiana State Senate District 7
2000–present
Succeeded by
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