Floyd Grubb

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Floyd Grubb
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Indiana House of Representatives
District 42
Former Member
In office
1988 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 8, 1988
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sPurdue University, 1971
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force Reserves
Years of service1971-1977
Service branchU.S. Air Force Reserves
Years of servicePresent
BirthdayJune 26, 1949
Office website
Floyd Grubb (b. June 26, 1949) is a former Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 42 from 1988 to 2012. He previously served as the Minority Caucus Chair.

Grubb is a farmer and in the United States Air Force Reserves. He has also worked for Grub Grain as a farmer and agriculture economist.

He is a member of the American Legion, Farm Bureau, Farm Union, Harry Truman Club, Historical Societies, National Federation of Independent Business, Purdue Alumni Association, and Sons of the American Revolution.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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

Legislative walkout

Grubb and 36 other Democratic representatives participated in a legislative walkout on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 in opposition to proposed legislation limiting union powers in Indiana. The Democratic departure left the House void of a quorum, leaving only 58 of the 67 Representatives needed to establish a quorum.[2] Terri Austin, Steven Stemler, and Vanessa Summers stayed behind to provide, if necessary, a motion and a seconding motion, which would enable them to stop any official business from proceeding should the Republicans try to do so.[2]

On March 7, House minority leader B. Patrick Bauer revealed the Democratic caucus' hideout to be the Comfort Suites in Urbana, Illinois.[3] According to the Indiana Constitution, Article 4, sections 11 and 14, the House may enforce fines and other methods to compel absent members to return. Beginning on March 7, the Democrats were subject to a fine of $250, to be withheld from future expense or salary payments, for each day they were not present in the statehouse.[4] Regarding their actual pay, House Speaker Brian Bosma announced that the 37 lawmakers were required to be physically present in the chambers to receive their per diem payment of $152/day.[3] This move came as a result of the approximated $40,000 in per diem payments automatically made to the legislators during their first seven days of absence. According to reports, the representatives promised to either return the money, or donate it to charity.[3]

March 22 marked the start of the fourth consecutive week of Democratic absenteeism, complete with an increased incentive to return. Governor Daniels and House Republicans upped the ante with daily fines increasing from $250/day to $350/day, effective Monday, March 21. Despite the increased penalties, Democratic resolve remained intact. House Minority Leader B. Patrick Bauer stated that Democrats "will remain steadfast" in their opposition to bills hurting wages and education in Indiana.[5] Rep. Winfield Moses, Jr. (D) called the increase "a poke in the eye," and promised that it would do nothing to break the impasse.[6]

The Democrats ended the standoff after 36 days, returning on March 28. The two sides agreed to compromise on a number of issues, including shelving the controversial "right-to-work" bill.[4] Although the Democrats returned with some of their wishes granted, their actions were not without consequence. Each absent member accrued a total of $3500 in fines given by Republicans.[4]

The Legislature ended up passing "right-to-work" legislation on February 1, 2012, becoming the 23rd state to do so. Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) immediately signed it into law.[7]



See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Grubb announced on September 28, 2011, that he would not be seeking re-election in 2012. "I've been there for a while its time for a change. You only get so many times at bat, and I think I'm close to my limit," he stated.[8]


See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Grubb defeated Republican candidate Sharon Negele by a margin of 9,438 to 8,897 in the November 2 general election.[9]

In the May 4 primary election, Grubb ran unopposed and received 4,513 votes. [10]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 42 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Floyd Grubb (D) 9,438
Sharon Negele (R) 8,897

Grubb ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 4th.


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Floyd Grubb won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 42 receiving 20,374 votes.[11]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 42 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Floyd Grubb (D) 20,374


On November 7, 2006, Floyd Grubb won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 42.[12]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 42 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Floyd Grubb (D) 13,661
Jeffrey McCoy (R) 5,843

Campaign donors


In 2010, Grubb collected $76,228 in donations. The top contributors are as follows:[13]

Indiana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Floyd Grubb's campaign in 2010
Indiana House Democratic Caucus$4,775
Indiana Association Of Realtors$4,000
Indiana Farm Bureau$3,000
Indiana Bankers Association$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $76,228


In 2008, Grubb collected $49,400 in donations.[14]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Builders Association $3,500
AT&T $3,000
Build Indiana Council $2,500
Indiana Hospital Association $2,500
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $2,000
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $2,000
Indiana Farm Bureau $2,000
James A. Kovacs $1,000
Eli Lilly & Co. $1,000
Indiana Beverage Alliance $1,000
Baker & Daniels $1,000
Indiana Motor Truck Association $1,000


In 2006, Grubb collected $50,574 in donations.[15]

Listed below are the top 5 contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $4,000
Sycamore PAC for Education $2,250
Eli Lilly & Co. $2,000
Indiana Hospital Association $2,000
Indiana Chamber of Commerce $1,650

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Political offices
Preceded by
Indiana House of Representatives District 42
Succeeded by
Alan Morrison (R)