John Bartlett, Indiana

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John Bartlett
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Indiana House of Representatives
District 95
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Bartlett is a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 95. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bartlett served on the following committees:

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Elections and Apportionment
Employment, Labor and Pensions
Family, Children and Human Affairs
Government and Regulatory Reform

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Legislative walkout

Bartlett 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.[1] 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.[1]

On March 7, House minority leader B. Patrick Bauer revealed the Democratic caucus' hideout to be the Comfort Suites in Urbana, Illinois.[2] 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.[3] 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.[2] 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.[2]

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.[4] Rep. Winfield Moses, Jr. (D) called the increase "a poke in the eye," and promised that it would do nothing to break the impasse.[5]

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.[3] 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.[3]

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.[6]


Elections

2014

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Indiana House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent John Bartlett was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[7][8]

2012

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bartlett won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 95. Bartlett ran unopposed in the May 8 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[9][10]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 95, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Bartlett Incumbent 100% 20,135
Total Votes 20,135

2010

See also:Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bartlett defeated Republican candidate Ray Shearer by a margin of 11,049 to 3,940.[11] The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

In the May 4th primary, Bartlett ran unopposed and received 3,071 votes.[12]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 95 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Bartlett (D) 11,049
Ray Shearer (R) 3,940

2008

See also:Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat John Bartlett won election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 95 receiving 21,985 votes, ahead of Republican Raymond Shearer who received 5,654 votes.[13]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 95 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Bartlett (D) 21,985
Raymond Shearer (R) 5,654

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bartlett is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Bartlett raised a total of $42,031 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 10, 2013.[14]

John Bartlett's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State House, District 95 Won $21,538
2010 Indiana State House, District 95 Won $11,893
2008 Indiana State House, District 95 Won $8,600
Grand Total Raised $42,031

2012

Bartlett won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bartlett raised a total of $21,538.
Indiana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Bartlett, Indiana's campaign in 2012
Vision Concepts$2,537
At&T$1,500
Indiana State Auto Workers$1,500
Indiana Beverage Alliance$1,000
Indiana District Council of Laborers$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$21,538
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Bartlett collected $11,893 in donations. The top contributors are as follows:[15]

Indiana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Bartlett, Indiana's campaign in 2010
Indiana State Auto Workers$2,000
AT&T$1,000
Newman, Constable William R$500
Tuttle, Constable Paul$500
Service Employees Local 73 B$500
Total Raised in 2010 $11,893

2008

In 2008, Bartlett collected $8,600 in donations.[16]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana State Auto Workers $2,000
Dickinson for State Representative $1,500

Personal

Bartlett is Chair of the Civil Rights Council for United Auto Workers Region Three, President of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, President of the Devington Community Development Corporation of the Executive Committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and a Founding Member of the Sheridan Heights Associations for Neighborhood Enhancement.[17]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 IndyStar.com, Indiana Democrats trigger Statehouse showdown over anti-union legislation, 22 Feb. 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fox 59, Fines begin for absent House Democrats, 7 March 2011
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Wall Street Journal, Pressure Mounts on Absent Democrats in Wisconsin, Indiana, 3 March 2011
  4. IndyStar.com, Dems' walkout drags on, among nation's longest, 23 March 2011
  5. WFIE.com, Indiana Republicans say they're done negotiating, 17 March 2011
  6. Reuters, "Indiana becomes 23rd "right-to-work" state," February 1, 2012
  7. Indiana Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed February 10, 2014
  8. Indiana Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 12, 2014
  9. Indiana Secretary of State, "List of May 8, 2012, primary candidates," accessed March 6, 2014
  10. Indiana Secretary of State, “Election Results – Indiana General Election, November 6, 2012,” accessed January 24, 2013
  11. Indiana Secretary of State, "2010 Official General Election Results," accessed March 6, 2014
  12. Indiana Secretary of State, "2010 Official Primary Election Results," accessed March 6, 2014
  13. Indiana Secretary of State, "2008 Official election results," accessed March 6, 2014
  14. followthemoney.org, "Bartlett, John L," accessed September 10, 2013
  15. Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign donations," accessed March 7, 2014
  16. Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign donations," accessed March 7, 2014
  17. Project Vote Smart, "Political Summary," accessed March 7, 2014
Political offices
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2008–present
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