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Jon Ford

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Jon Ford
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Indiana State Senate, District 38
In office
November 5, 2014 - Present
Term ends
November 6, 2018
Years in position 1
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionBusiness executive
Office website
Campaign website
Jon Ford campaign logo
Jon Ford is a Republican member of the Indiana State Senate, representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Ford's professional experience includes working as the president of All-State Manufacturing.[1]


Campaign themes


Ford's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Enhancing economic development efforts;
  • Increasing opportunities for work force training;
  • Providing the very best education for Hoosier students;
  • Maintaining efforts to improve public infrastructure;
  • Staying on the cutting-edge of energy production; and
  • Building the Wabash Valley’s reputation as a quality place to study, work and live.[2][3]



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 Tim Skinner was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Jon Ford defeated John D. Carson in the Republican primary. Ford defeated Skinner in the general election.[4][5]

Indiana State Senate District 38, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJon Ford 51.9% 13,585
     Democratic Tim Skinner Incumbent 48.1% 12,580
Total Votes 26,165

Indiana State Senate, District 38 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJon Ford 51.7% 2,540
John D. Carson 48.3% 2,374
Total Votes 4,914


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Preceded by
Timothy Skinner (R)
Indiana State Senate District 38
Succeeded by