Ron Grooms

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Ron Grooms
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Indiana State Senate District 46
Incumbent
In office
2010-present
Term ends
November 6, 2018
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsNo
Education
High schoolLizton High School
Bachelor'sButler University
Personal
ProfessionPharmacist
ReligionEpiscopal
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ron Grooms is a Republican member of the Indiana State Senate, representing District 46. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He previously served on the Jeffersonville City Council, from 2000 to 2012 and from 1984 to 1992.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce, Economic Development and Technology
Ethics
Health and Provider Services
Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs
Public Policy

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Indiana State Senate 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. Charles "Chuck" Freiberger was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Ron Grooms was unopposed in the Republican primary. Grooms defeated Freiberger in the general election.[1][2]

Indiana State Senate District 46, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Grooms Incumbent 56.3% 16,950
     Democratic Charles "Chuck" Freiberger 43.7% 13,168
Total Votes 30,118

2010

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2010

Grooms defeated Democratic candidate Charles Freiberger by a margin of 21,019 to 18,965 in the November 2 general election. Democratic incumbent Connie Sipes did not run for re-election.

In the May 4 primary election, Grooms beat Lee Ann Wiseheart by a margin of 3,850-3,576.[3]

Indiana State Senate, District 46 General Election 2010
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ron Grooms (R) 21,019 52.6%
Charles Freiberger (D) 18,965 47.4%
Indiana State Senate, District 46 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ron Grooms 3,850 51.8%
Lee Ann Wiseheart 3,576 48.2%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Grooms raised $183,316 in contributions.[4]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Senate Majority Campaign Cmte Of Indiana $103,586
Grooms, Ron $18,912
Indiana Republican Party $16,083
Community Pharmacies Of Indiana $2,500
Pfau Jr, Norman E $2,500

Personal

Grooms resides in Jeffersonville, Indiana with his wife Beverly. They have five children and two grandchildren.[5]

Scorecards

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2014

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

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.[7]

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Connie Sipes
Indiana Senate District 46
2010–present
Succeeded by
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