Chris N. Retson

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Chris Retson
Former candidate for
Indiana House of Representatives, District 19
High schoolCrown Point High School
Bachelor'sValparaiso University
Master'sPurdue University
Campaign website
Chris N. Retson was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 19 of the Indiana House of Representatives.


Retson grew up in Crown Point, Indiana and graduated from Crown Point High School. He then attended Valparaiso University earning a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering in Valparaiso University in 2001. He went on to earn his M.B.A from Purdue University with a focus on operational management, business strategy and economics in 2004.[1]

Retson's professional experience includes working as a management consultant on business processes and as a manager at one of North America's largest plastics factories.[1]

Retson has been politically active in Indiana. He served for several years as Secretary of the Crown Point Republican Party and has served as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 2008. He also represented his district as a Delegate to the Republican State Convention.[1]



See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Indiana House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Shelli VanDenburgh was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Julie Olthoff defeated Chris N. Retson in the Republican primary. Olthoff defeated VanDenburgh in the general election.[2][3]

Indiana House of Representatives 19, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJulie Olthoff 51.1% 7,146
     Democratic Shelli VanDenburgh Incumbent 48.9% 6,834
Total Votes 13,980

Indiana House of Representatives, District 19 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJulie Olthoff 60.1% 1,314
Chris N. Retson 39.9% 874
Total Votes 2,188


Retson and his wife, Ally, live in Crown Point, Indiana.[1]

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