|U.S. House, Indiana, District 5|
|U.S. House, Indiana, District 2|
|J.D.||University of Chicago Law School|
|Birthday||June 8, 1958|
|Profession||Lawyer and Lobbyist|
- Yale University
- University of Chicago Law School
McIntosh was endorsed by the National Rifle Association, Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform, and the National Right to Life organization. McIntosh was also endorsed by Fred Thompson, a former U.S. senator from Tennessee.
On April 12, 2012, lawyer Jon Sturgill asked the Indiana's Secretary of State office, the Madison County Election Board, and Madison County Prosecutor, Rodney Cummings, to consider voter fraud and perjury allegations against McIntosh. According to the complaint, McIntosh is using the address of property he is currently renting in Anderson, Indiana, as the address for his candidacy and has continued to vote in Indiana despite having moved out of the state.
McIntosh represented Indiana's 2nd District from 1995 to 2000, while living in Muncie, Indiana. After an unsuccessful run for governor in 2000, McIntosh and his family moved to Arlington, Virginia, in 2005 where he began work as a lobbyist.
Criticism stemmed from the fact that McIntosh allegedly used the address of his home in Muncie, Indiana, to continue to vote in Indiana until 2008 when he sold the property. Also, reports state that McIntosh held a drivers license in Virginia during a portion of this time period, which required that he claim residency in Virginia, which some are arguing violates Indiana voting laws.
According to an article in the IndyStar, Sturgill claims that Indiana law "requires that a potential (voter) swear under penalties of perjury that the person will live in their precinct for at least 30 days preceding an election."
In July 2012 McIntosh's lawyer wrote to Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings, citing other instances in which legal precedent allows for the residency. At the time, Cummings wrote back to McIntosh, confirming that he had taken adequate steps to maintain residency in Indiana. Since then, Sturgill has asked Cummings to reconsider his decision. On April 12, 2012, Cummings announced his decision not to take any other steps against McIntosh until after the Republican primary on May 8, 2012, citing political motives behind the complaints.
McIntosh and his wife Ruthie have two children, Ellie and Davey.
- Campaign website
- Twitter account
- YouTube account
- David McIntosh on Vimeo
- David McIntosh for Congress Facebook page
- Indiana Secretary of State "2012 Primary Election Results," May 8, 2012
- Politico "5 primaries to watch" Accessed April 18, 2012
- David McIntosh for congress "About David" Accessed January 27, 2012
- David McIntosh for Congress "David McIntosh receives sole NRA endorsement, highest rating among all 5th Congressional District candidates" Accessed April 13, 2012
- David McIntosh for Congress "Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform Personally Endorses David McIntosh for Congress in Indiana’s 5th District" Accessed April 13, 2012
- David McIntosh for Congress "David McIntosh is the only candidate in Indiana’s 5th District endorsed by National Right to Life" Accessed April 13, 2012
- WISHTV.com "Ex-Sen. Thompson endorses McIntosh" Accessed April 25, 2012
- IndyStar.com "David McIntosh residency: Indiana officials will investigate claims" Accessed April 25, 2012
- White River News "Questions Remain Over McIntosh's Residency" Accessed April 25, 2012