Rhonda Rhoads

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Rhonda Rhoads
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Indiana House of Representatives
District 70
In office
November 16, 2010 - Present
Term ends
November 8, 2016
Years in position 4
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sFreed-Hardeman College
Bachelor'sIndiana State University
Master'sIndiana University
Office website
Campaign website
Rhonda Rhoads is a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 70. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010. She previously served on the Harrison County Council from 2000 to 2008.


Rhoads earned her B.S. in Education from Indiana State University and her M.S. in Education from Indiana University. Her professional experience includes working as an elementary teacher in the North Harrison Community School Corporation.

Committee assignments


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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Courts and Criminal Code
Education, Vice-chair
Family, Children and Human Affairs


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



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. Heidi Sellers was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Rhonda J. Rhoads was unopposed in the Republican primary. Rhoads defeated Sellers in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rhoads won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 70. Rhoads ran unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and defeated Terry L. Miller (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 70, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRhonda Rhoads Incumbent 56.8% 16,866
     Democratic Terry L. Miller 43.2% 12,828
Total Votes 29,694


See also:Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Rhoads defeated Democratic incumbent Paul Robertson by a margin of 14,091 to 11,946.[5] The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

In the May 4th primary, Rhoads defeated Brett Loyd by a margin of 3,801 to 2,244.[6]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 70 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rhonda Rhoads (R) 14,091
Paul Robertson (D) 11,946

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rhoads is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Rhoads raised a total of $730,438 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 10, 2013.[7]

Rhonda Rhoads's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State House, District 70 Won $77,518
2010 Indiana State House, District 70 Won $652,920
Grand Total Raised $730,438


Rhoads won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Rhoads raised a total of $77,518.
Indiana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rhonda Rhoads's campaign in 2012
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Indiana$38,104
Hoosiers for Economic Growth$12,000
Rhoads, Rhonda J$6,382
Asher Agency$4,209
Mike Pence Cmte$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$77,518
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Rhoads raised $652,920 in contributions.[8]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
House Republican Campaign Cmte Of Indiana $241,838
Hoosiers For Economic Growth $120,835
Aiming Higher PAC $84,357
Indiana Republican Party $72,158


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In 2014, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 6 through March 14.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Robertson
Indiana House District 70
Succeeded by