Suzanne Crouch

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Suzanne Crouch
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Indiana Auditor of State
Incumbent
In office
January 2, 2014-present
Term ends
January 2015
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$76,892
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
AppointedDecember 2013
Appointed byGov. Mike Pence (R)
Term limitsNovember 4, 2014
Prior offices
Indiana House of Representatives
District 78
2005-2014
Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners
Vanderburgh County Auditor
1994 – 2002
Education
High schoolMater Dei High School
Bachelor'sPurdue University
Websites
Office website
Suzanne Crouch is the current Indiana Auditor of State. She was sworn in on January 2, 2014, relieving interim officeholder Erin Sheridan.

Crouch is a former Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 78.[1]

Crouch was first appointed to the chamber in October 2005, and stepped down in January 2014 to become the state auditor of Indiana. On December 16, 2013, she was tapped by Governor Mike Pence to fill the vacancy left by resigned auditor Dwayne Sawyer (R).[1]

She was elected to a full term as state auditor in the 2014 elections.[2] Suzanne Crouch won the general election on November 4, 2014.[3]

Biography

Crouch's professional experience includes working as a public television auction manager, realtor, small business owner and stockbroker.

Before becoming a state legislator, Crouch served three years on the Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners. For eight years prior to that, she was the Vanderburgh County Auditor.

Crouch holds a bachelor's degree from Purdue University.

Education

  • Mater Dei High School
  • Bachelor degree - Purdue University

Political career

Indiana Auditor of State (2014-present)

Crouch was appointed Indiana Auditor of State by Governor Mike Pence (R) on December 16, 2013, effective January 2, 2014. She was appointed to fill the vacancy left by Dwayne Sawyer, who resigned with over a year remaining in his term.[1]

Indiana House of Representatives (2005-present)

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Health
Ways and Means, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Crouch served on these committees:

Elections & Appointments

2014

See also: Indiana down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Crouch ran for election to a full term as state auditor in 2014. She secured the Republican nomination at the party's statewide convention in June, and faced Democrat Michael Claytor and Libertarian John Schick in the general election.[2] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Results

Indiana Auditor, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSuzanne Crouch Incumbent 59.6% 793,633
     Democratic Michael Claytor 36% 479,109
     Libertarian John Schick 4.4% 58,332
Total Votes 1,331,074
Election Results via Indiana Secretary of State.

2013

Crouch was appointed Indiana Auditor of State by Governor Mike Pence (R) on December 16, 2013, effective January 2, 2014. She was appointed to fill the vacancy left by Dwayne Sawyer, who resigned with over a year remaining in his term.[1]

2012

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Crouch won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 78. Crouch ran unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 78, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSuzanne Crouch Incumbent 100% 21,991
Total Votes 21,991


2010

See also:Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Crouch defeated Democratic candidate Steven Smith by a margin of 20,866 to 6,594.[6] The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

In the May 4th primary, Crouch ran unopposed and received 6,393 votes.[7]


Indiana House of Representatives, District 78 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Suzanne Crouch (R) 20,866
Steven Smith (D) 6,594

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Suzanna Crouch won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 78 receiving 26,510 votes, ahead of Democrat James Allen Rapp who received 10,186 votes.[8]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 78 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Suzanna Crouch (R) 26,510
James Allen Rapp (D) 10,186

2006

On November 7, 2006, Suzanne Crouch won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 78 unopposed.[9]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 78 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Suzanne Crouch (R) 21,300

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Crouch is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Crouch raised a total of $547,859 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 10, 2013.[10]

Suzanne Crouch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State House, District 78 Won $153,106
2010 Indiana State House, District 78 Won $134,724
2008 Indiana State House, District 78 Won $156,421
2006 Indiana State House, District 78 Won $103,608
Grand Total Raised $547,859

2012

Crouch won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Crouch raised a total of $153,106.
Indiana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Suzanne Crouch's campaign in 2012
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Indiana$5,000
Siba Build Pac$4,830
Koch II, Robert L$3,500
Old National Bank$2,800
Three I Engineering$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$153,106
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Crouch collected $134,724 in donations. The top contributors are as follows:[11]

Indiana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Suzanne Crouch's campaign in 2010
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 136$4,500
Old National Bank$4,000
Sterling Boiler & Mechanical$4,000
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association$3,000
Nicholson, Ray W$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $134,724

2008

In 2008, Crouch collected $156,421 in donations.[12]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Robert L. & Cynthia R. Koch II $3,000
Olbank $3,000
Associated Builders & Contractors of Indiana $2,400
Indiana State Medical Association $2,200
Keith Lochmueller & Sue McCool $2,100
Professional Transportation $2,000
Fifth Third Bancorp $2,000
Frontier Liquors $2,000
Indiana Builders Association $1,700
Indiana Hospital Association $1,650
Sterling Boiler & Mechanical Inc. $1,600
Empire Contractors Inc. $1,500
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $1,500
Indiana Cable Telecommunications Association $1,500
AT&T $1,500
Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology $1,500
Comcast $1,500
Kwik Liquor $1,400
Sterling Boiler & Mechanical $1,300
Integra Bank Corp $1,300

Personal

Crouch is a member of the American Cancer Society Jailathon, and the Southwestern Indiana Mental Health Center Board.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Erin Sheridan (R)
Indiana Auditor of State
January 2, 2014 - present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Indiana House of Representatives District 78
2005–2014
Succeeded by
Holli Sullivan (R)