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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Indiana State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Indiana State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Indiana State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Indiana State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 17 14
     Republican Party 33 36
Total 50 50


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 22 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 2 incumbents lost, and thus 20 incumbents were re-elected to the Indiana State Senate.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 2 Democratic incumbents lost.
  • There will be 4 new senators sworn-in. All 4 are Republicans
  • Of the 25 seats up for election, 6 were won by Democrats and 19 by Republicans.
  • 6 candidates were unopposed, 1 Democrat and 5 Republicans.
  • Only 4 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Indiana, 3 incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 22 incumbents (88%) ran for re-election. Of these 22 incumbents, 2 were defeated. Both were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
James Lewis (Indiana)
Sue Errington

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Doug Eckerty
Jim Smith, Indiana politician

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Indiana, 4 new senators will be sworn-in. All 4 are Republicans. In the 2 open seat contests, Republicans won 2 and Democrats 1. In total, Indiana elected 25 senators, 19 Republicans and 6 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

The following are the newly-elected members of the Indiana State Senate:

Democratic

No new Democrats were elected.

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

No Democrat won an open seat contest.

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Indiana State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Indiana, 6 candidates (24.0% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 6, 1 was a Democrat and 5 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Indiana, 4 (8.33%) of the 48 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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Indiana State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Indiana House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Indiana House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 52 40
     Republican Party 48 60
Total 100 100


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 89 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 11 incumbents lost, and thus 78 incumbents were re-elected to the Indiana House of Representatives.
  • One Republican incumbent lost in the general election, while 10 incumbent Democratic incumbent lost.
  • There will be 22 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 22, 2 are Democrats and 20 are Republicans
  • Of the 100 seats up for election, 39 were won by Democrats and 61 by Republicans.
  • 21 candidates were unopposed, 4 Democrats and 17 Republicans.
  • 34 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Indiana, 89 (89%) incumbents ran for re-election. Of these 89, 11 incumbent representatives were defeated. One incumbent Republican was defeated, while ten incumbent Democrats lost.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:


  1. B. Patrick Bauer
  2. Bill Davis
  3. Brian Bosma
  4. Bruce Borders
  5. Charles Burton
  6. Charles Moseley
  7. Charlie Brown
  8. Cherrish Pryor
  9. Chester Dobis
  10. Cindy Noe
  11. Clyde Kersey
  12. Craig Fry
  13. Dan Stevenson, Sr.
  14. Daniel Leonard
  15. David Alan Wolkins
  16. David Cheatham
  17. David Frizzell
  18. David Niezgodski
  19. David Yarde, II
  20. Dennis Tyler
  21. Donald Lehe
  22. Douglas Gutwein
  23. Earl Harris
  24. Edmond Soliday
  25. Edward Clere
  26. Edward DeLaney
  27. Eric Allan Koch
  28. Floyd Grubb
  29. Gail Riecken
  30. Gerald Torr
  31. Gregory Porter
  32. Gregory Steuerwald
  33. Jeb Bardon
  34. Jeffrey Espich
  35. Jeffrey Thompson, Indiana Representative
  36. John Barnes, Indiana Representative
  37. John Bartlett, Indiana
  38. John Day
  39. Joseph Pearson
  40. Kathy Kreag Richardson
  41. Kreg Battles
  42. L. Jack Lutz
  43. Linda Lawson
  44. Mara Candelaria Reardon
  45. Mark Messmer
  46. Mary Ann Sullivan
  47. Matt Pierce
  48. Matthew Lehman
  49. Milo Smith
  50. Nancy Dembowski
  51. Nancy Michael
  52. P. Eric Turner
  53. Paul Robertson
  54. Peggy Welch
  55. Phil GiaQuinta
  56. Phillip Hinkle
  57. Phillip Pflum
  58. Phyllis Pond
  59. Ralph Foley
  60. Randolph Truitt
  61. Richard Dodge
  62. Richard McClain
  63. Robert Behning
  64. Robert Bischoff
  65. Robert Cherry
  66. Rochelle VanDenburgh
  67. Ron Herrell
  68. Russell Stilwell
  69. Ryan Dvorak
  70. Sandra Blanton
  71. Scott Pelath
  72. Scott Reske
  73. Sean Eberhart
  74. Sheila Ann Klinker
  75. Steven Stemler
  76. Suzanne Crouch
  77. Terri Austin
  78. Terry Goodin
  79. Thomas Saunders
  80. Timothy Brown
  81. Timothy Neese
  82. Tom Dermody
  83. Tom Knollman
  84. Vanessa Summers
  85. Vernon Smith
  86. Wes Culver
  87. William Crawford
  88. William Friend
  89. Winfield Moses, Jr.

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
John Barnes, Indiana Representative
Joseph Pearson
Nancy Michael
Paul Robertson
Robert Bischoff
Ron Herrell
Russell Stilwell
Sandra Blanton

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Cindy Kirchhofer
James Baird
Jud McMillin
Kevin Mahan
Matt Ubelhor
Michael Karickhoff
Rhonda Rhoads
Sue Ellspermann

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Indiana, 22 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 22, 2 are Democrats and 20 are Republicans. In the 11 open seat contests, Republicans won 10 and Democrats 1. In total, Indiana elected 100 representatives, 61 Republicans and 39 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Indiana House of Representatives:

Democratic


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Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic


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Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Indiana House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican


  1. Bill Davis
  2. Bob Heaton
  3. Bob Morris
  4. Brian Bosma
  5. Bruce Borders
  6. Charles Burton
  7. Cindy Kirchhofer
  8. Cindy Noe
  9. Daniel Leonard
  10. David Alan Wolkins
  11. David Frizzell
  12. David Yarde, II
  13. Donald Lehe
  14. Douglas Gutwein
  15. Edmond Soliday
  16. Edward Clere
  17. Eric Allan Koch
  18. Gerald Torr
  19. Gregory Steuerwald
  20. Heath VanNatter
  21. James Baird
  22. Jeffrey Espich
  23. Jeffrey Thompson, Indiana Representative
  24. Jud McMillin
  25. Kathy Heuer
  26. Kathy Kreag Richardson
  27. Kevin Mahan
  28. L. Jack Lutz
  29. Mark Messmer
  30. Matt Ubelhor
  31. Matthew Lehman
  32. Michael Karickhoff
  33. Mike Speedy
  34. Milo Smith
  35. P. Eric Turner
  36. Phillip Hinkle
  37. Phyllis Pond
  38. Ralph Foley
  39. Randolph Truitt
  40. Randy Frye
  41. Rebecca Kubacki
  42. Rhonda Rhoads
  43. Richard Dodge
  44. Richard McClain
  45. Robert Behning
  46. Robert Cherry
  47. Ron Bacon
  48. Sean Eberhart
  49. Steve Davisson
  50. Sue Ellspermann
  51. Suzanne Crouch
  52. Thomas Saunders
  53. Timothy Brown
  54. Timothy Neese
  55. Timothy Wesco
  56. Tom Dermody
  57. Tom Knollman
  58. Wes Culver
  59. William Friend

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Indiana, 21 candidates (21% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 21, 4 were Democrats and 17 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In Indiana, 34 (16.6%) of the 205 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates. None won election on November 2.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: