Terri Austin

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Terri Austin
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Indiana House of Representatives
District 36
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 12
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBall State University, 1977
Master'sBall State University, 1981
Personal
BirthdayMay 17, 1955
ProfessionProfessor
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Terri Austin (b. May 17, 1955) is a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 36. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Austin's professional experience includes working as an Assistant Professor with the School of Education at Anderson University, Executive Director of Community Alliances to Promote Education, Administrator/Teacher with the Anderson Community School Corporation and serving in the Madison County Superior Courts.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Insurance
Public Policy
Rules and Legislative Procedures

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Legislative walkout

See also: Walkout news and list of missing Representatives

Austin was one of three Democratic representatives who did not participate in the legislative walkout on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Thirty-seven Democratic representatives did participate, showing their opposition to proposed legislation banning collective bargaining in Indiana. The Democratic departure left the House void of a quorum, leaving only 58 of the 67 Representatives needed to establish a quorum.[1] Austin, Steven Stemler, and Vanessa Summers stayed behind to provide, if necessary, a motion and a seconding motion, which would enable them to stop any official business from proceeding should the Republicans try to do so.[1]

Elections

2014

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Terri Jo Austin was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while James D. "Jim" Shelton, Jr. was unopposed in the Republican primary. Austin will face Shelton in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Austin won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 36. Austin ran unopposed in the May 8 Democratic primary and defeated James Lycan (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTerri Austin Incumbent 63.8% 15,842
     Republican James Lycan 36.2% 8,976
Total Votes 24,818

2010

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Austin defeated Republican candidate Kim Builta and Libertarian candidate Greg Noland with 8,572 votes. Builta received 7,376 votes and Noland received 663 votes.[6]

In the May 4 primary election, Austin ran unopposed and received 3,333 votes. [7]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 36 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Terri Austin (D) 8,572
Kim Builta (R) 7,376
Greg Noland (L) 663

Austin ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 4th.

2008

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Terri Austin won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 36 receiving 13,808 votes, ahead of Republican Frank Burrows (8,156 votes), and Libertarian Greg Noland (781 votes).[8]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 36 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Terri Austin (D) 13,808
Frank Burrows (R) 8,156
Greg Noland (L) 781

2006

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Terri Austin won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 36.[9]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 36 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Terri Austin (D) 10,491
Francie Pyburn Metzger (R) 6,049

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Austin is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Austin raised a total of $847,747 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.[10]

Terri Austin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State House, District 36 Won $102,653
2010 Indiana State House, District 36 Won $134,692
2008 Indiana State House, District 36 Won $141,330
2006 Indiana State House, District 36 Won $128,926
2004 Indiana State House, District 36 Won $80,146
2002 Indiana State House, District 36 Won $143,869
2000 Indiana State House, District 36 Defeated $116,131
Grand Total Raised $847,747

2012

Austin won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Austin raised a total of $102,653.
Indiana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Terri Austin's campaign in 2012
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association$8,500
Indiana Multi-Family Housing$4,000
Indiana Regional Council of Carpenters$2,500
Indiana State Auto Workers Joint Escrow Fund 818$2,000
Indiana Beverage Alliance$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$102,653
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Austin collected $134,692 in donations. The top contributors are as follows:[11]

Indiana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Terri Austin's campaign in 2010
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association$6,000
Community Health Network PAC$5,000
Indiana Motor Truck Association$3,500
Circle Northeast$3,000
Indiana Cable Telecommunications Association$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $134,692

2008

In 2008, Austin collected $141,330 in donations.[12]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Democratic Party $15,134
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $5,000
Circle Northeast Pac $4,300
Indiana State Teachers Association $3,000
Terry Jo Austin $2,646
Indiana Motor Truck Association $2,500
Indiana CPA Society $2,500
Community Health Network Pac $2,500
Build Indiana Council $2,300
Indiana Cable Telecommunications Association $2,250
Indiana State Auto Workers $2,000
UPS $2,000
Indiana Association of Realtors $2,000
Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer $2,000
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 4 of Indiana & Kentucky $1,700
Tri County Pac $1,500
Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce $1,500
Red Gold $1,400
Eli Lilly & Co. $1,400
United Transportation Union $1,350

2006

In 2006, Austin collected $128,926 in donations.[13]

Listed below are the top 5 contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Democratic Party $12,387
Indiana Association of Realtors $12,000
Indiana House Democratic Caucus $8,902
Indiana State Teachers Association $8,000
Patrick Bauer for State Representative $5,000

Personal

Austin is a member of the Anderson Fine Arts Center Board of Trustees, Anderson Leadership Academy, Park Place Church of God, Saint John's Hospital Development Board, United Way of Madison County, League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women and the Trinity Episcopal Church.[14]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 6 through March 14.[15]

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.[16]

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

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Indiana House of Representatives District 36
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