Mark Messmer

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Mark Messmer
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Current candidacy
Running for Indiana State Senate
District 48
Date of primaryMay 6, 2014
Current office
Indiana House of Representatives, District 63
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
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
Education
Bachelor'sPurdue University (1985)
Personal
ProfessionProfessional/Licensed Engineer
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mark Messmer is a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 63. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Messmer is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 48 of the Indiana State Senate.

Biography

Messmer's professional experience includes working as Co-owner of Messmer Mechanical, Project Engineer with John Brown Engineering and Mechanical Engineer with Dow Chemical.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development, Chair
Financial Institutions
Public Policy

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Larry Vollmer was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Mark Messmer defeated Ted Metzger in the Republican primary. Vollmer will face Messmer in the general election.[1][2]

Indiana State Senate, District 48 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Messmer 80% 7,643
Ted Metzger 20% 1,905
Total Votes 9,548

2012

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Messmer won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 63. Messmer ran unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 63, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Messmer Incumbent 100% 20,615
Total Votes 20,615


2010

See also:Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Messmer defeated Democratic candidate Daniel Steiner by a margin of 13,713 to 5,108 to win re-election.[5] The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

In the May 4th primary, Messmer ran unopposed and received 3,510 votes.[6]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 63 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Messmer (R) 13,713
Daniel Steiner (D) 5,108

Messmer ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 4th.

2008

See also:Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Mark Messmer won election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 63 receiving 14,160 votes, ahead of Democrat John Burger who received 10,585 votes.[7]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 63 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Messmer (R) 14,160
John Burger (D) 10,585

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Messmer is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Messmer raised a total of $632,126 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 10, 2013.[8]

Mark Messmer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State House, District 63 Won $92,507
2010 Indiana State House, District 63 Won $110,070
2008 Indiana State House, District 63 Won $429,549
Grand Total Raised $632,126

2012

Messmer won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Messmer raised a total of $92,507.
Indiana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Messmer's campaign in 2012
Cmte to Elect Matt Ubelhor$5,600
Indiana Bankers Association$4,300
Operating Engineers Local 841$3,000
Northern Indiana Operating Engineers$2,500
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 136$2,100
Total Raised in 2012$92,507
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Messmer collected $110,070 in donations. The top contributors are as follows:[9]

Indiana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Messmer's campaign in 2010
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 136$9,600
Air LLC$3,000
Messmer, Mark B$2,750
Wabash Valley Produce$2,300
Indiana Bankers Association$2,100
Total Raised in 2010 $110,070

2008

In 2008, Messmer collected $429,549 in donations.[10]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
House Republican Campaign Committee of Indiana $133,591
Indiana Chamber of Commerce $92,500
Indiana Republican Party $65,618
Hoosiers for Economic Growth $30,000
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 136 $13,000
Indiana Manufacturers Association $12,000
Mark B. Messmer $5,796
Victory Enterprises $2,541
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 502 $2,500
Air LLC $2,500
Liberty Mutual Insurance $2,000
Indiana Builders Association $2,000
Jonathan Graber $2,000
Capital Pac of Indiana $2,000
Indiana Association of Realtors $2,000
Friends of Suzanne Crouch $2,000
Larry Seger $1,000
NFIB Indiana Safe Trust $1,000
Dubois County Builders $1,000
Koch Development $1,000

Personal

Messmer is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Jasper Kiwanis, Holy Family Catholic Church and American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Evansville Chapter.[11]

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2014

In 2014, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 6 through March 14.[12]

2013

In 2013, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 7 through April 29.[13]

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Indiana House of Representatives District 63
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