Richard Hamm

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Richard Hamm
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Indiana House of Representatives District 56
Incumbent
In office
November 7, 2012-Present
Term ends
November 8, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
CandidateVerification
Richard (Dick) Hamm is a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 56. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Elections and Apportionment
Financial Institutions
Insurance
Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation

Elections

2014

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. Phillip Pflum was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Richard "Dick" Hamm was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hamm defeated Pflum and Mark Brim (L) in the general election. Brim filed to run on July 2, 2014.[1][2][3]

Indiana House of Representatives 56, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard "Dick" Hamm Incumbent 59.3% 5,782
     Democratic Phillip Pflum 33.5% 3,266
     Libertarian Mark Brim 7.2% 705
Total Votes 9,753

2012

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hamm won election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 56. Hamm defeated Mark Ervin and Doug Williamson in the May 8 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Phillip Pflum (D), William Eric Atkinson (R) and Mark Brim (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 56, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Hamm 49.3% 11,568
     Democratic Phillip Pflum Incumbent 44.6% 10,470
     Libertarian Mark Brim 6% 1,414
     Republican William Eric Atkinson (write-in) 0% 11
Total Votes 23,463
Indiana House of Representatives, District 56 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Hamm 51% 3,673
Doug Williamson 25.9% 1,865
Mark Ervin 23.1% 1,665
Total Votes 7,203

Endorsements

On April 19, 2012, Hamm was endorsed by The Indiana Manufacturers Association and the association's political action committee.[6] Hamm was also endorsed by the National Rifle Association in the Indiana House of Representatives race in 2012.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hamm is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Hamm raised a total of $498,211 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 10, 2013.[8]

Richard Hamm's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State House, District 56 Won $83,725
2004 Indiana State House, District 56 Defeated $7,999
2002 Indiana State House, District 56 Defeated $242,412
1996 Indiana State House, District 56 Defeated $98,574
1994 Indiana State House, District 56 Defeated $65,501
Grand Total Raised $498,211

2012

Hamm won election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hamm raised a total of $83,725.
Indiana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard Hamm's campaign in 2012
Hoosiers for Economic Growth$20,500
Indiana Republican Party$17,500
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Indiana$13,011
Indiana Chamber of Commerce$8,607
Indiana Manufacturers Association$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$83,725
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2014

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

Legislators are scored on their stances on issues "impacting working people."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "pro-jobs, pro-economy issues."
Legislators are scored on whether they supported or opposed IMA's position on a bill.

2013

In 2013, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 7 through April 29.[10]

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Phillip Pflum (D)
Indiana House of Representatives District 56
2012–present
Succeeded by
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