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Indiana House of Representatives District 48

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Indiana House of Representatives District 48
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Current incumbentDoug Miller Republican Party
Population65,062
Race83.2% White, 6.1% Black, 1.3% Asian, 6.3% Other, 3.1% Two or More[1]
Ethnicity10.6% Hispanic, 79.3% White Non-Hispanic
Voting age74.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Indiana's forty-eighth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Doug Miller.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 65,062 civilians reside within Indiana's forty-eighth state house district.[2] Indiana state representatives represent an average of 64,838 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 60,805 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Indiana House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Indiana legislators assume office on the second Tuesday after the general election.

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Indiana House of Representatives a candidate must be:[3]

  • A United States citizen at the time of the election
  • Have resided in the state for at least two years and in the house district for at least one year before the election
  • Be at least twenty-one years old upon taking office
  • Registered to vote in the election district the person seeks to represent not later than the deadline for filing the declaration or petition of candidacy or certificate of nomination.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Indiana legislature are paid $22,616.46/year. Additionally, legislators receive $152/day per diem tied to the federal rate.[4]

Pensions

Indiana legislators created a 401(k) plan for themselves in 1989, becoming the first in the nation to do so. Lawmakers who took office after April 1989 were ineligible for the traditional pension plan, receiving the individual retirement account instead.

Legislators pay 5% of their annual salary into the 401(k). In 2007, they voted to include per diem allowances, expense payments and leadership stipends into the calculation, thus raising their retirement accounts.[5]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

Whenever there is a vacancy in the house, the state committee of the party that last held the seat must appoint a replacement. This is contingent upon the approval of the respective state chairperson of the party. Any vacant seat held by an independent must be filled by a special election.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Indiana House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Doug Miller defeated Jesse Bohannon and Adam M. Bujalski in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[7][8]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 48 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Miller 41.2% 2,080
Jesse Bohannon 39.3% 1,982
Adam M. Bujalski 19.5% 986
Total Votes 5,048

2012

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Indiana House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on May 8, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 10, 2012. Incumbent Timothy Neese (R) defeated Dan Morrison (D) in the general election. Morrison filed after the Democratic primary, while Neese defeated Jerry Brewton and Randall Ty Weinley in the Republican primary.[9][10]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 48, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy Neese Incumbent 65.2% 15,223
     Democratic Dan Morrison 34.8% 8,139
Total Votes 23,362
Indiana House of Representatives, District 48 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy Neese Incumbent 60% 4,107
Jerry Brewton 37% 2,528
Randall Ty Weinley 3% 206
Total Votes 6,841

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Indiana House of Representatives District 48 have raised a total of $400,657. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $25,041 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Indiana House of Representatives District 48
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $124,081 4 $31,020
2010 $25,350 1 $25,350
2008 $38,287 2 $19,144
2006 $126,300 3 $42,100
2004 $30,247 1 $30,247
2002 $44,587 3 $14,862
2000 $11,805 2 $5,903
Total $400,657 16 $25,041

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