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Ron Grooms
Ronald Grooms.jpg
Indiana State Senate District 46
In office
Term ends
November 6, 2018
Years in position 5
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
High schoolLizton High School
Bachelor'sButler University
Office website
Campaign website
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


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

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


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



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


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


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


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


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

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Preceded by
Connie Sipes
Indiana Senate District 46
Succeeded by