Thomas Wyss

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Thomas Wyss
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Indiana State Senate, District 15
Former member
In office
1985-2014
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sPurdue University
Military service
Service/branchLieutenant Colonel (retired), Indiana National Guard
Years of service1966-1997
Personal
BirthdayOctober 24, 1942
ProfessionGE Industrial Systems (retired)
CandidateVerification
Thomas Wyss (b. October 24, 1942) is a former Republican member of the Indiana State Senate, representing District 15 from 1985 to 2014. He served on the Allen County Council from 1978 to 1985.

Biography

Wyss earned his B.S. in Industrial Supervision from Purdue University, Fort Wayne. His professional experience includes working as a Program Development Specialist for General Electric Corporation Industrial Systems. He served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Indiana Air National Guard from 1966 to 1997.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs, Chair
Local Government
Rules and Legislative Procedure

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2010

Wyss faced Democratic candidate Jack Morris in the November 2 general election. Wyss defeated Morris by a margin of 17,936 to 12,014.[2]

Wyss ran unopposed in the May 4 Republican primary.[3]

Indiana State Senate, District 15 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Wyss (R) 17,936 59.9%
Jack Morris (D) 12,014 40.1%

2006

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican Thomas Wyss won re-election to the Indiana State Senate District 15 receiving 16,392 votes, ahead of Democrat Michael Bynum receiving 12,427 votes.[4]

Indiana State Senate, District 15 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Wyss (R) 16,392
Michael Bynum (D) 12,427


Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Wyss received $165,823 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Indiana State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Wyss's campaign in 2010
Indiana Republican Party$37,793
Indiana Chamber Of Commerce$11,900
David Long For State Senate$9,000
Indiana Motor Truck Association$6,000
Hoosiers For Economic Growth$5,000
Total Raised in 2010 $165,823

2008

In 2008, a year Wyss was not up for re-election, he collected $75,615 in donations.[6]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Associated Builders & Contractors of Indiana $3,400
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $2,650
Millers Health Systems $2,450

2006

In 2006, Wyss collected $95,418 in donations.[7]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Republican Party $13,211
AT&T $4,000
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $3,400
Build Indiana Council $3,100
Indiana Association of Realtors $2,800

2002

In 2002, Wyss collected $76,874 in donations while winning re-election.[8]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Allen County Republican Central Committee $4,460
Indiana Association of Realtors $2,800
Associated Builders & Contractors of Indiana $2,600

1998

In 1998, Wyss collected $57,616 in donations while winning re-election.[9]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
James Wade $1,600
Indiana State Medical Association $1,275
In Realtors Association- IRPAC $1,260

Personal

Wyss and his wife, Shirley, have two children.[1]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 6 through March 14.[10]

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.[11]

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Indiana State Senate District 15
1985–2014
Succeeded by
Liz Brown (R)