Melanie Wright

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Melanie Wright
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Indiana House of Representatives, District 35
In office
November 5, 2014 - Present
Term ends
November 8, 2016
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 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
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Campaign website
Melanie Wright is a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 35. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Wright served on the following committees:

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture and Rural Development
Family, Children and Human Affairs
Local Government



See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Indiana House of Representatives 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. Melanie Wright was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent L. Jack Lutz was unopposed in the Republican primary. Wright defeated Lutz in the general election.[1][2]

Indiana House of Representatives 35, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMelanie Wright 50.6% 8,581
     Republican L. Jack Lutz Incumbent 49.4% 8,375
Total Votes 16,956


See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wright ran in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 35. Wright ran unopposed in the May 8 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent L. Jack Lutz (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngL. Jack Lutz Incumbent 50.8% 14,676
     Democratic Melanie Wright 49.2% 14,229
Total Votes 28,905


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Political offices
Preceded by
L. Jack Lutz (R)
Indiana House of Representatives District 35
Succeeded by