Robert Cherry

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Robert Cherry
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Indiana House of Representatives
District 53
Incumbent
In office
1998 - Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 16
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
At Large Member, Hancock County Council
1992 – 1998
Education
Bachelor'sPurdue University (1969)
Personal
BirthdayOctober 22, 1947
Place of birthShelbyville, Indiana
ProfessionFarmer
ReligionUnited Methodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Robert Cherry (b. October 22, 1947) is a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 53. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998. He previously served as an At Large Member of the Hancock County Council from 1992 to 1998.

Biography

Cherry's professional experience includes working as a farmer and is Director of Local Government for the Indiana Farm Bureau, Incorporated, Manager with the Farm Credit Center, Coordinator of the Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc, in the Department of Education and as a Teacher/Education Consultant with the State of Indiana and Greenfield Central High School.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Local Government
Rules and Legislative Procedures
Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Indiana House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Robert W. Cherry was unopposed in the Republican primary and will face Ben Parker (L), who filed to run on July 2, 2014, in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cherry won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 53. Cherry defeated Sam Weist in the May 8 Republican primary[4] and defeated Kim Brand (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 53, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Cherry Incumbent 76.2% 18,019
     Libertarian Kim Brand 23.8% 5,621
Total Votes 23,640
Indiana House of Representatives, District 53 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Cherry Incumbent 72.9% 6,279
Sam Weist 27.1% 2,339
Total Votes 8,618

Endorsements

Cherry was endorsed by the National Rifle Association in the Indiana House of Representatives race in 2012.[7]

2010

See also:Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cherry won re-election to the 53rd District seat with no opposition. He received 18,889 votes.[8] The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

In the May 4th primary, Cherry ran unopposed and received 10,176 votes.[9]

2008

See also:Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Robert Cherry won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 53 receiving 22,749 votes, ahead of Democrat David Baxter (8,052 votes), and Independent John Jessup (3,511 votes).[10]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 53 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Cherry (R) 22,749
David Baxter (D) 8,052
John Jessup (I) 3,511

2006

See also:Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Cherry won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 53 unopposed.[11]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 53 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Cherry (R) 14,778

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cherry is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Cherry raised a total of $543,748 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 10, 2013.[12]

Robert Cherry's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State House, District 53 Won $76,953
2010 Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010Indiana State House, District 53 Won $58,728
2008 Indiana State House, District 53 Won $66,397
2006 Indiana State House, District 53 Won $67,590
2004 Indiana State House, District 53 Won $63,277
2002 Indiana State House, District 53 Won $49,363
2000 Indiana State House, District 53 Won $63,663
1998 Indiana State House, District 53 Won $97,777
Grand Total Raised $543,748

2012

Cherry won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cherry raised a total of $76,953.
Indiana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Cherry's campaign in 2012
Indiana Farm Bureau$5,000
Vision Concepts$2,500
Insurance Institute of Indiana$2,500
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance$2,000
Eli Lilly & Co$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$76,953
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Cherry collected $58,728 in donations. The top contributors are as follows:[13]

Indiana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Cherry's campaign in 2010
Eli Lilly & Co$2,500
Myers, Don W & Dana P$2,500
Cash From Golf Outing$2,142
Comcast$2,000
Indiana Statewide Association Of Rural Electric Cooperatives$1,543
Total Raised in 2010 $58,728

2008

In 2008, Cherry collected $66,397 in donations.[14]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Cash From Gold Outing $2,150
Duke Energy $1,600
Millers Health Systems $1,550
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $1,312
Daniel & Ronda Woo $1,300
Indiana Multi-Family Housing $1,250
Indiana Cable Telecommunications Association $1,250
Daniel & Rhonda A. Woo $1,250
Indiana Builders Association $1,100
Associated Builders & Contractors of Indiana $1,100
Build Indiana Council $1,000
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance $1,000
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Indiana $1,000
Indiana Beverage Alliance $1,000
Greenfield Beverage $1,000

2006

In 2006, Cherry collected $67,590 in donations.[15]

Listed below are the top 5 contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Millers Health System $2,000
Daniel & Rhonda Woo $1,250
Daniel Woo $1,250
Indiana Builders Association $1,200
Indiana Credit Union League $1,200

Personal

Cherry is a member of the Elks, Farm Bureau, Free and Ancient Masons, Greater Greenfield Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Masonic Lodge, Murat Shrine, Scottish Rite and Willow Branch United Methodist Church.[16]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 6 through March 14.[17]

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.[18]

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

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References

  1. Indiana Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed February 10, 2014
  2. Indiana Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 12, 2014
  3. Indiana Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed August 11, 2014
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  5. Indiana Secretary of State, "List of May 8, 2012, primary candidates," accessed March 6, 2014
  6. Indiana Secretary of State, “Election Results – Indiana General Election, November 6, 2012,” accessed January 24, 2013
  7. NRA Political Victory Fund, "Indiana," accessed April 27, 2012
  8. Indiana Secretary of State, "2010 Official General Election Results," accessed March 6, 2014
  9. Indiana Secretary of State, "2010 Official Primary Election Results," accessed March 6, 2014
  10. Indiana Secretary of State, "2008 Official election results," accessed March 6, 2014
  11. Indiana Secretary of State, "2006 Official election results," accessed March 6, 2014
  12. followthemoney.org, "Cherry, Robert W," accessed September 10, 2013
  13. Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign donations," accessed March 7, 2014
  14. Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign donations," accessed March 7, 2014
  15. Follow the Money, "2006 Campaign donations," accessed March 7, 2014
  16. Project Vote Smart, "Political Summary," accessed March 7, 2014
  17. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
  18. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
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Indiana House of Representatives District 53
1998–present
Succeeded by
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