Ed Charbonneau

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Ed Charbonneau
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Indiana State Senate District 5
In office
Term ends
November 9, 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First electedJuly 23, 2007
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsNo
Bachelor'sWabash College
Master'sLoyola University
J.D.South Texas College of Law
Office website
Ed Charbonneau is a Republican member of the Indiana State Senate, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in July 2007.


Charbonneau earned his B.A. from Wabash College, his M.B.A. from Loyola University, and his J.D. from the South Texas College of Law. His professional experience includes working as Director of Government and Community Affairs for the United States Steel Corporation/Marathon Oil and Interim President/CEO of The Methodist Hospitals, Incorporated.

Committee assignments


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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Environmental Affairs, Chair
Health and Provider Services
Rules and Legislative Procedure


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


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



See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2012

Charbonneau won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana State Senate District 5. Charbonneau ran unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and defeated Debora "Deb" Porter (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Indiana State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Debora Porter 45.2% 24,766
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEd Charbonneau Incumbent 54.8% 30,039
Total Votes 54,805


See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Ed Charbonneau won re-election to the Indiana State Senate District 5 receiving 28,716 votes, ahead of Democrat Larry Balmer receiving 23,839 votes.[3]

Indiana State Senate, District 5 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ed Charbonneau (R) 28,716
Larry Balmer (D) 23,839

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Charbonneau is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Charbonneau raised a total of $652,081 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 6, 2013.[4]

Ed Charbonneau's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State Senate, District 5 Won $264,842
2010 Indiana State Senate, District 5 Not up for election $9,950
2008 Indiana State Senate, District 5 Won $377,289
Grand Total Raised $652,081


Charbonneau won re-election to the Indiana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Charbonneau raised a total of $264,842.
Indiana State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ed Charbonneau's campaign in 2012
Indiana Republican Party$67,459
White, Dean V$40,000
Oliver, John J$10,000
Northern Indiana Operating Engineers$8,500
Operating Engineers Local 841$7,500
Total Raised in 2012$264,842
Source:Follow the Money


In 2008, Charbonneau collected $377,289 in donations.[5]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Senate Majority Campaign CMTE $132,577
Indiana Republican Party $104,283
Dean V. White $6,000
David C. Long for State Senate $6,000
John J. Oliver Sr. $5,000
Indiana Association of Realtors $4,500
Indiana Hospital Association $4,500
Indiana Chamber of Commerce $3,750
Plymouth Foundry $3,000
Friends of Heinold $3,000
John J. Oliver $2,500
Indiana Manufacturers Association $2,250
US Steel Corp $2,000
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $2,000
AT&T $2,000
Victory Enterprises $1,910
Duke Energy $1,750
Indiana Energy Association $1,750
Mark T. Maassel $1,600
Indiana Builders Association $1,500


Charbonneau and his wife, Sharon, have two children.


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


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

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