Ron Bacon

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Ron Bacon
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Indiana House of Representatives
District 75
In office
November 16, 2010 - Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionRespiratory Therapist
Office website
Ron Bacon is a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 75. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He previously served on the Warrick County Council and as Warrick County Coroner.


Bacon's professional experience includes owning and operating Freedom Medical.

Committee assignments


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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Rural Development
Public Health
Select Committee on Government Reduction


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



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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Ron Bacon was unopposed in the Republican primary and will face Steve Spinks (D), who filed to run on June 24, 2014, in the general election.[1][2][3]


See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bacon won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 75. Bacon ran unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and defeated Kevin Derr (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 75, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Bacon Incumbent 57.5% 15,210
     Democratic Kevin Derr 42.5% 11,260
Total Votes 26,470


Bacon was endorsed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce,[6] the Indiana Right to Life,[6] the National Rifle Association,[6] and The National Federation of Independent Business.[6]


See also:Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bacon defeated Democratic candidate Mike Goebel by a margin of 7,982 to 7,818. Democratic incumbent Dennis Avery did not run for re-election.[7] The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

In the May 4th primary, Bacon ran unopposed and received 2,731 votes.[8]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 75 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ron Bacon (R) 7,982
Mike Goebel (D) 7,818

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bacon is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Bacon raised a total of $292,449 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 10, 2013.[9]

Ron Bacon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State House, District 75 Won $82,221
2010 Indiana State House, District 75 Won $210,228
Grand Total Raised $292,449


Bacon won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bacon raised a total of $82,221.
Indiana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ron Bacon's campaign in 2012
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Indiana$5,000
Boilermakers Local 374$3,000
Northern Indiana Operating Engineers$2,500
Mike Pence Cmte$2,500
Operating Engineers Local 841$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$82,221
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Bacon raised $210,228 in contributions.[10]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Aiming Higher PAC $79,359
Indiana Chamber Of Commerce $23,276
Indiana Republican Party $17,712
Hoosiers For Economic Growth $17,436


Bacon and his wife, Karen, have two children.


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In 2014, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 6 through March 14.[11]


In 2013, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 7 through April 29.[12]

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Preceded by
Dennis Avery
Indiana House of Representatives District 75
Succeeded by