Indiana State Senate District 41

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Indiana State Senate District 41
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Current incumbentGreg Walker Republican Party
Population131,301
Race91.8% White, 1.6% Black, 2.3% Asian, 2.5% Other, 1.7% Two or More
Ethnicity4.8% Hispanic, 89.5% White Non-Hispanic
Voting age74.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Indiana's forty-first state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Greg Walker.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 131,301 civilians reside within Indiana's forty-first state senate district.[1] Indiana state senators represent an average of 129,676 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 121,610 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Indiana State Senate serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Indiana legislators assume office the day after their general election.

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Indiana State Senate a candidate must be:[2]

  • 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

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.[3]

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.[4]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

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.[5]

Elections

2014

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Indiana State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Andy Talarzyk was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Greggory F. Walker was unopposed in the Republican primary. Talarzyk, Walker and Damian Stanziano (L) will face off in the general election. Stanziano filed to run on July 2, 2014.[6][7][8]

2010

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 Greg Walker (R) defeated Chris Roller (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[9][10]

Indiana State Senate, District 41, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Walker Incumbent 72.8% 23,994
     Democratic Chris Roller 27.2% 8,977
Total Votes 32,971

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Indiana State Senate District 41 have raised a total of $970,630. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $80,886 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Indiana State Senate District 41
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $9,700 1 $9,700
2010 $32,596 2 $16,298
2008 $4,100 1 $4,100
2006 $636,844 4 $159,211
2004 $84,819 1 $84,819
2002 $117,127 2 $58,564
2000 $85,444 1 $85,444
Total $970,630 12 $80,886

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