Indiana State Senate District 11
|Indiana State Senate District 11|
|Current incumbent||Joe Zakas|
|Race||84.5% White, 6.8% Black, 2.4% Asian, 3.7% Other, 2.5% Two or More|
|Ethnicity||6.6% Hispanic, 81.7% White Non-Hispanic|
|Voting age||74.5% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 6, 2018|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 128,907 civilians reside within Indiana's eleventh state senate district. Indiana state senators represent an average of 129,676 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 121,610 residents.
About the chamber
- A United States citizen at the time of election
- Have resided in the state for at least two years and in the senate district for at least one year before the election
- Be at least twenty-five (25) 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
- 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.
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.
Whenever there is a vacancy in the senate, the state committee of a political party must appoint a replacement. The appointee selected by the state committee is contingent upon the approval of the state party chairperson. A special election is only allowed if the vacant seat is left by an independent.
- See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Indiana State Senate 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. Incumbent Joe Zakas was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
- See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2010
Elections for the office of Indiana State Senate consisted of a primary election on May 4, 2010, and a general election on November 2, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 19, 2010. Incumbent Joseph Zakas (R) defeated Catherine Fanello (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.
|Indiana State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Joseph Zakas Incumbent||62.4%||24,709|
Since 2000, candidates for Indiana State Senate District 11 have raised a total of $722,504. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $80,278 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, Indiana State Senate District 11|
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- For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
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- "2010 Indiana Candidate Guide," accessed December 16, 2013
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- USA Today, "How state lawmakers pump up pensions in ways you can't," April 16, 2012
- FindLaw, "Indiana Code," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Statute Indiana Code §3-13-5-0.1)
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