John Waterman

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John Waterman
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Indiana State Senate, District 39
Former member
In office
1994-2014
PartyRepublican
Education
OtherPolice Academy
Personal
BirthdayMay 13, 1952
ProfessionBusinessman
ReligionBaptist
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John Waterman (b. May 13, 1952) is a former Republican member of the Indiana State Senate, representing District 39 from 1994 to 2014.

Biography

Waterman's professional experience includes working as owner and operator of a contracting business, Sullivan County Sheriff and independent businessman.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Corrections and Criminal Law
Public Policy

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Law enforcement drones

On January 10, 2013, Waterman became the second author of SB 0020, a bill restrict the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, introduced by Senator Jim Tomes on January 7. The bill would have banned anyone, including law enforcement officers, from using drones for surveillance purposes without the permission of the surveillance's subjects and would also have banned the use of any evidence collected using a drone without the subject's permission. Intentional violation of the drone ban would have constituted a Class D felony. The bill would have banned the use of government funds for purchasing drones beginning on July 1, 2013.[2] SB 0020 was referred to the Rules and Legislative Procedure Committee on January 7. The bill was eventually withdrawn.[3]

Elections

2014

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. Eric Bassler defeated incumbent John M. Waterman in the Republican primary and defeated Steve Lindsey (D), who filed to run on June 27, 2014, in the general election.[4][5][6]

Indiana State Senate District 39, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Bassler 61.1% 20,074
     Democratic Steve Lindsey 38.9% 12,786
Total Votes 32,860


Indiana State Senate, District 39 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEric Bassler 51.4% 6,817
John Waterman Incumbent 48.6% 6,458
Total Votes 13,275

2010

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2010

Waterman defeated Democratic candidate Steven Thais by a margin of 22,340 to 13,083 in the November 2 general election.[7]

In the May 4 primary election, Waterman defeated Ron Boger by a margin of 7,040 to 1,705.[8]

Indiana State Senate, District 39 General Election 2010
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Waterman (R) 22,340 63.1%
Steven Thais (D) 13,083 36.9%

2006

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican John Waterman won re-election to the Indiana State Senate District 39 receiving 19,367 votes, ahead of Democrat Steven Thais receiving 17,301 votes.[9]

Indiana State Senate, District 39 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Waterman (R) 19,367
Steven Thais (D) 17,301

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Waterman received $30,850 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

Indiana State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Waterman's campaign in 2010
Vision Concepts$10,500
Cmte To Elect Connie Lawson State Senator$2,500
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association$2,000
Operating Engineers Local 841$1,650
AT&T$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $30,850

2008

In 2008, a year Waterman was not up for re-election, he collected $15,700 in donations.[11]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Operating Engineers Local 841 $1,750
AT&T $1,000
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Indiana $1,000
Matthew Meinema $1,000
Salija Kemal $1,000
David Hannum $1,000

2006

In 2006, Waterman collected $28,000 in donations.[12]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $4,500
Richard P. Gray Campaign Fund $2,000
AT&T $1,500
Build Indiana Council $1,500

2002

In 2002, Waterman collected $49,741 in donations while winning re-election.[13]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Chamber of Commerce $10,000
Indiana Republican Party $5,165
Ooperating Engineers Local 841 $2,450

1998

In 1998, Waterman collected $76,936 in donations while winning re-election.[14]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Senate Majority Campaign Committee $24,955
Lawyers PAC-Law PAC of in $10,000
Citizens for Robert D Green $5,000

Personal

Waterman and his wife, Cheryl, have six children.[1]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 6 through March 14.[15]

Legislators are scored on their stances on issues "impacting working people."
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2013

In 2013, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 7 through April 29.[16]

Legislators are scored on whether they supported or opposed IMA's position on a bill.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Indiana State Senate District 39
1994–2014
Succeeded by
Eric Bassler (R)