Scott Schneider

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Scott Schneider
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Indiana State Senate District 30
In office
Term ends
November 9, 2016
Years in position 5
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedJuly 28, 2009
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsNo
High schoolHeritage Christian School, 1985
Bachelor'sIndiana Wesleyan University
ProfessionBusiness owner
Office website
Campaign website
Scott Schneider is a Republican member of the Indiana State Senate, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in July 2009.[1] He served on the Indianapolis City-County Council from 1999 to 2007.


Schneider's professional experience includes working as a businessman.


Campaign themes


Schneider said on his campaign website:[2]

As a small businessman I see the need for government to be fiscally responsible by passing balanced budgets, cutting spending, and creating an environment where businesses can prosper and create jobs without government interference. I will continue to work in the Senate Majority to pass truly balanced budgets, keep taxes low and promote policies that help businesses put Hoosiers back to work.

Committee assignments


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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Education and Career Development
Environmental Affairs
Pensions and Labor


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



See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2012

Schneider won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana State Senate District 20. Schneider ran unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and defeated Tim DeLaney (D) and F.C. Peterson (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Indiana State Senate, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Tim DeLaney 48% 33,517
     Libertarian F.C. Peterson 2.7% 1,880
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Schneider Incumbent 49.3% 34,445
Total Votes 69,842


Schneider was elected to the District 30 seat in a special election of Republican precinct committee voters on July 28, 2009, to fill the seat made vacant by the resignation of Teresa Lubbers.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schneider is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Schneider raised a total of $900,108 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.[6]

Scott Schneider's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State Senate, District 30 Won $900,108
Grand Total Raised $900,108


Schneider won election to the Indiana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Schneider raised a total of $900,108.
Indiana State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Schneider's campaign in 2012
Senate Majority Campaign Cmte of Indiana$674,844
Indiana Chamber of Commerce$56,908
Mike Pence Cmte$20,000
Fieler, Sean M$13,000
Associated Builders & Contractors of Indiana$11,500
Total Raised in 2012$900,108
Source:Follow the Money


Schneider and his wife, Kristine, have five children. He currently serves on the boards of Indiana Right to Life and the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.[7]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Teresa Lubbers
Indiana State Senate District 30
Succeeded by