Tim Berry

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Tim Berry
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Indiana Auditor of State
Former officeholder
In office
January 1, 2007 - July 22, 2013
Term ends
January 2015
PartyRepublican
PredecessorConnie Kay Nass
Compensation
Base salary$72,974
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2006
Campaign $$1,433,831
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Indiana State Treasurer
1999-2007
Allen County Treasurer
1990-1999
Education
Bachelor'sBowling Green State University
Master'sIndiana University
Personal
ProfessionChair, Republican Party of Indiana
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Tim Berry was the Auditor of State in Indiana. He was first elected in 2006 and officially assumed office on January 1, 2007.[1] He won re-election in 2010.[2] Berry faced two challengers in the general election on November 2, 2010, and won by a decisive margin of more than 20 percentage points over second place finisher, Democrat Sam Locke.[3]

Berry's second term was not set to end until January of 2015, but he stepped down on early in order to become chairman of the Indiana Republican Party. Governor Mike Pence (R) recommended Berry for the chairmanship, and he was confirmed for the position by GOP committee vote on July 22, 2013.[4]

Berry's resignation went into effect immediately upon his election as state party chair, thus activating Pence's gubernatorial authority to appoint an interim auditor who will serve out the remainder of Berry's unexpired term.[5] Before tapping Sawyer for the post, Pence said that he wanted to replace Berry with someone who would run for a full term in 2014.[5] On August 19, 2013, Republican Dwayne Sawyer was sworn in as Berry's successor.[6][7]

Before becoming state auditor, Berry served two terms as Indiana State Treasurer, from 1999 to 2007. Prior to that he was Allen County Treasurer from 1990 to 1999. His experiences outside of public service include working as an adjunct faculty member at Tri-State University, a member of Fort Wayne Mayor Paul Heimke’s administration and a financial officer for North American Van Lines.[8]

Biography

Berry graduated from Bowling Green State University with his B.S. in Business Administration. He later earned his M.B.A. from Indiana University.

Berry began his career in politics by serving nearly a decade as Treasurer for Allen County. He has worked as an adjunct faculty member at Tri-State University and financial officer for North American Van Lines.[9] He was also member of Fort Wayne Mayor Paul Heimke’s administration.

Education

  • M.B.A., Indiana University
  • B.S., Business Administration, Bowling Green State University

Political career

Indiana Auditor (2007-2013)

Berry was first elected in 2006 and won re-election 2010.[10][11] He resigned the post in July 2013 in order to assume the role of chairman of the Indiana Republican Party. Gov. Pence appointed Dwayne Sawyer as his replacement in the auditor's office, effective August 29, 2013.[6] Sawyer's appointment is valid through January 2015, which is when Berry's second term would have ended had he remained auditor.

Indiana Treasurer (1999-2007)

Allen County Treasurer (1990-1999)

Elections

2010

Indiana Auditor of State, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Sam Locke 37% 625,630
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Berry Incumbent 58.4% 986,301
     Libertarian Eric Knipe 4.6% 78,004
Total Votes 1,689,935
Election Results Via: Indiana Secretary of State

2006

Berry was elected Indiana Auditor of State in November 2006, defeating Democrat Judy Anderson.

Indiana Auditor of State, General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Berry 51.1% 828,218
     Democratic Judy Anderson 48.9% 792,154
Total Votes 1,620,372
Election Results Via: Follow the Money


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Berry is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Berry raised a total of $1,433,831 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[12]

Tim Berry's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana Auditor of State Not up for election $1,734
2010 Indiana Auditor of State Won $149,925
2008 Indiana Auditor of State Not up for election $8,424
2006 Indiana Auditor of State Won $341,044
2004 Indiana Treasurer Not up for election $107,244
2002 Indiana Treasurer Won $483,220
2000 Indiana Treasurer Not up for election $95,688
1998 Indiana Treasurer Won $246,552
Grand Total Raised $1,433,831

2002-2010

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joyce Brinkman
Indiana State Treasurer
1999-January 1, 2007
Succeeded by
Richard Mourdock (R)
Preceded by
Connie Kay Nass
Indiana Auditor of State
January 1, 2007 - July 22, 2013
Succeeded by
Dwayne Sawyer (R)