David Long

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David Long
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Indiana State Senate District 16
Incumbent
In office
1996-present
Term ends
November 9, 2016
Years in position 18
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Senate President Pro Tempore
Compensation
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsNo
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California at Davis
J.D.University of Santa Clara
Personal
ProfessionAttorney, General Counsel, Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne, Inc.
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David Long is a Republican member of the Indiana State Senate, representing District 16 and serving as State Senate President Pro Tempore. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996. He served as a Fort Wayne City Councilman from 1988 to 1995 and as a member of the Urban Enterprise Zone Board of Fort Wayne from 1991 to 1995.

Biography

Long earned his B.A. from the University of California at Davis and his J.D. from the University of Santa Clara. His professional experience includes working as Attorney/Partner for Moss, Crowell, Harris and General Counsel for Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne, Incorporated.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Rules
Rules and Legislative Procedure, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Mount Vernon Assembly

In October 2013, Long invited legislators from every state to a convention at Mount Vernon in December. Long requested that each state send a bipartisan committee of three lawmakers to George Washington's home in order to discuss the process of states creating amendments to the United States Constitution. "The dysfunction we see in Washington, D.C., provides an almost daily reminder of why this option is needed now more than ever," he said. Long emphasized that this meeting is not to discuss amendments to the Constitution. The group would, instead, discuss the rules to be followed should a convention of states be called by Congress. Long feels that because a convention of this kind has never been called, rules would need to be put in place to ensure it runs properly.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2012

Long won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana State Senate District 16. Long ran unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and defeated Charles T. Keen (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Indiana State Senate, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Charles Keen 34.9% 17,809
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Long Incumbent 65.1% 33,290
Total Votes 51,099

2008

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican David Long won re-election to the Indiana State Senate District 16. He ran unopposed receiving 37,082 votes.[4]

Indiana State Senate, District 16 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Long (R) 37,082


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Long is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Long raised a total of $2,070,755 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.[5]

David Long's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State Senate, District 16 Won $701,658
2010 Indiana State Senate, District 16 Not up for election $470,256
2008 Indiana State Senate, District 16 Won $351,439
2006 Indiana State Senate, District 16 Not up for election $129,401
2004 Indiana State Senate, District 16 Won $90,129
2002 Indiana State Senate, District 16 Not up for election $46,626
2000 Indiana State Senate, District 16 Won $113,009
1998 Indiana State Senate, District 16 Not up for election $43,782
1996 Indiana State Senate, District 16 Won $124,455
Grand Total Raised $2,070,755

2012

Long won re-election to the Indiana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Long raised a total of $701,658.
Indiana State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Long's campaign in 2012
Dye, R Bruce$75,000
Indiana Republican Party$36,798
Northeast Indiana for Better Government$32,000
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association$18,000
Nisource Inc$17,000
Total Raised in 2012$701,658
Source:Follow the Money

2008

In 2008, Long collected $351,439 in donations.[6]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
US Steel Corp $13,000
Indiana Association of Realtors $10,600
National Wine & Spirits Corp $10,000
American Electric Power $9,800
Indiana Motor Truck Association $7,400
Indiana Hospital Association $6,800
Insurance Institute of Indiana $6,000
Sommer Barnard PC $5,700
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Indiana $5,600
Indiana Builders Association $5,200
IBuild Indiana Pac $5,000
National Federation of Independent Business $5,000
John C. Gaylor Revocable Trust $5,000
Comcast of Indiana & Michigan LLC $5,000
Baker & Daniels $5,000
Indiana Bankers Association $4,850
Nisource $4,800
Duke Energy $4,600
Indiana Credit Union League $4,500
Eli Lilly & Co $4,500

Personal

Long and his wife, Melissa, have two children.

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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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Preceded by
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Indiana State Senate District 16
1996–present
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