Robert Winningham

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Robert Winningham
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Indiana, District 9
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Texas
Date of birthMay 16, 1961
(timed out) Campaign website
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Robert Winningham was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 9th Congressional District of Indiana. He lost in the Democratic primary.[1]


Winningham was born May 16, 1961.[2] He received his bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas.[2]


Winningham worked as an advertising copywriter and account executive.[2]

  • 1992: Contributed to U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton’s re-election campaign.[2]
  • 1994: Hired by Lee Hamilton as Staff Assistant for Community Development[2]
  • 1997: Executive Director of the Greenville Board of Development[2]
  • 2006: Executive Director/CEO of the Allen Economic Development Corporation (AEDC)[2]



See also: Indiana's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

Winningham ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Indiana's 9th District. Winningham and three other candidates lost to Shelli Yoder in the May 8 Democratic primary.[1][3]

U.S. House, Indiana, District 9 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShelli Yoder 47.7% 13,186
Robert Winningham 20.2% 5,590
John Tilford 8.1% 2,233
John Griffin Miller 7.5% 2,062
Jonathan George 16.6% 4,591
Total Votes 27,662


Winningham received endorsements from State Senator Richard Young on March 14, 2012,[4] former state representative William Cochran in February 2012,[5] former state senators Jim Lewis[6] and Connie Sipes in February 2012,[7] and Union U.A. Local 502.[8]


Winningham and his wife Meredith have two sons: Grey and Reid.[2]

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