|Indiana House of Representatives|
|2000 - Present|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||14|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Eastern Kentucky University (1989)|
|Master's||Eastern Kentucky University (1990)|
|Other||Indiana University, Bloomington (1995)|
|Birthday||December 31, 1966|
|Place of birth||Seymour, Indiana|
|Profession||Superintendent of Schools, Crothersville Community Schools|
Goodin's professional experience includes working as Superintendent of Schools with Crothersville Community Schools, Assistant Principal with Bloomington High School South and Assistant Principal/Teacher at Austin High School.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Goodin served on the following committees:
|Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Elections and Apportionment|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Goodin served on these committees:
|Indiana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Rural Development|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Goodin served on these committees:
|Indiana Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Agriculture and Rural Development|
|• Ways and Means|
Goodin and 36 other Democratic representatives participated in a legislative walkout on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 in opposition to proposed legislation limiting union powers in Indiana. The Democratic departure left the House void of a quorum, leaving only 58 of the 67 Representatives needed to establish a quorum. Terri 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.
On March 7, House minority leader B. Patrick Bauer revealed the Democratic caucus' hideout to be the Comfort Suites in Urbana, Illinois. According to the Indiana Constitution, Article 4, sections 11 and 14, the House may enforce fines and other methods to compel absent members to return. Beginning on March 7, the Democrats were subject to a fine of $250, to be withheld from future expense or salary payments, for each day they were not present in the statehouse. Regarding their actual pay, House Speaker Brian Bosma announced that the 37 lawmakers were required to be physically present in the chambers to receive their per diem payment of $152/day. This move came as a result of the approximated $40,000 in per diem payments automatically made to the legislators during their first seven days of absence. According to reports, the representatives promised to either return the money, or donate it to charity.
March 22 marked the start of the fourth consecutive week of Democratic absenteeism, complete with an increased incentive to return. Governor Daniels and House Republicans upped the ante with daily fines increasing from $250/day to $350/day, effective Monday, March 21. Despite the increased penalties, Democratic resolve remained intact. House Minority Leader B. Patrick Bauer stated that Democrats "will remain steadfast" in their opposition to bills hurting wages and education in Indiana. Rep. Winfield Moses, Jr. (D) called the increase "a poke in the eye," and promised that it would do nothing to break the impasse.
The Democrats ended the standoff after 36 days, returning on March 28. The two sides agreed to compromise on a number of issues, including shelving the controversial "right-to-work" bill. Although the Democrats returned with some of their wishes granted, their actions were not without consequence. Each absent member accrued a total of $3500 in fines given by Republicans.
Elections for the office of Indiana House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 6, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Terry Goodin is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Ronald "Ron" Harsin, Lisa Seng Shadday and Joe Van Wye, Sr. will face off in the Republican primary.
Goodin won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 66. Goodin ran unopposed in the May 8 Democratic primary and defeated Justin Stevens (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 66, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Terry Goodin Incumbent||52.3%||13,168|
Goodin defeated Republican candidate Terry Goodin by a margin of 10,110 to 9,510 to win re-election. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
In the May 4th primary, Goodin ran unopposed and received 6,659 votes.
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 66 General Election (2010)|
|Terry Goodin (D)||10,110|
|Jim Lucas (R)||9,510|
Goodin ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 4th.
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 66 (2008)|
|Terry Goodin (D)||16,701|
|Jack Gillespie (R)||8,654|
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 66 (2006)|
|Terry Goodin (D)||15,048|
Comprehensive donor information for Goodin is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Goodin raised a total of $484,184 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 10, 2013.
|Terry Goodin's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Indiana State House, District 66||$102,224|
|2010||Indiana State House, District 66||$77,628|
|2008||Indiana State House, District 66||$86,385|
|2006||Indiana State House, District 66||$24,666|
|2004||Indiana State House, District 66||$59,627|
|2002||Indiana State House, District 66||$28,436|
|2000||Indiana State House, District 66||$105,218|
|Grand Total Raised||$484,184|
2012Goodin won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Goodin raised a total of $102,224.
|Indiana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Terry Goodin's campaign in 2012|
|Indiana State Teachers Association||$25,000|
|Pat Bauer for State Representative||$15,000|
|Indiana State Auto Workers||$3,000|
|Communications Workers District 4||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$102,224|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Goodin collected $77,628 in donations. The top contributors are as follows:
|Indiana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Terry Goodin's campaign in 2010|
|Lewis For State Senate Cmte||$10,000|
|Indiana State Teachers Association||$5,000|
|Indiana Democratic Party||$4,207|
|Total Raised in 2010||$77,628|
In 2008, Goodin collected $86,385 in donations.
Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
|Indiana Democratic Party||$25,942|
|Indiana State Teachers Association||$10,000|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$2,000|
|Indiana Hospital Association||$2,000|
|Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives||$1,500|
|Indiana Farm Bureau||$1,500|
|Indiana Trial Lawyers Association||$1,350|
|Indiana Independent Automobile Dealers Association||$1,000|
|Indiana Bankers Associaiton||$1,000|
|Comcase Financial Corp||$1,000|
|Indiana Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge||$1,000|
|Indiana Insurance Pac||$1,000|
|Indiana Beverage Alliance||$1,000|
|Insurance Institute of Indiana||$1,000|
Goodin is a member of the Austin Church of God, Free and Ancient Masons Scott Lodge #120, Indiana Beef Cattle Association, Indiana Farm Bureau, National Association of Basketball Coaches, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, National Rifle Association and the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents.
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- Indiana House of Representatives - Terry Goodin
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- IndyStar.com, Indiana Democrats trigger Statehouse showdown over anti-union legislation, 22 Feb. 2011
- Fox 59, Fines begin for absent House Democrats, 7 March 2011
- The Wall Street Journal, Pressure Mounts on Absent Democrats in Wisconsin, Indiana, 3 March 2011
- IndyStar.com, Dems' walkout drags on, among nation's longest, 23 March 2011
- WFIE.com, Indiana Republicans say they're done negotiating, 17 March 2011
- Reuters, "Indiana becomes 23rd "right-to-work" state," February 1, 2012
- Indiana Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed February 10, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "List of May 8, 2012, primary candidates," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, “Election Results – Indiana General Election, November 6, 2012,” accessed January 24, 2013
- Indiana Secretary of State, "2010 Official General Election Results," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "2010 Official Primary Election Results," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "2008 Official election results," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "2006 Official election results," accessed March 6, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Goodin, Terry Allen," accessed September 10, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign donations," accessed March 7, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign donations," accessed March 7, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Political Summary," accessed March 7, 2014
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