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Timothy Wesco
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Indiana House of Representatives
District 21
Incumbent
In office
2010 - present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sMidwest School of Theology
OtherClay Fire Academy of South Bend
Personal
ProfessionFirefighter
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Timothy Wesco is a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Wesco earned his A.B.S. from the Midwest School of Theology. His professional experience includes working as a firefighter in the Penn Township Fire Department, owner and operator of Providence Real Estate and technician with Wesco Piano Tuning and Service.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Wesco's website has emphasized the following campaign themes:[1]

Pro-Life

  • Excerpt: "I believe that all men are endowed by their Creator with the inalienable right to life from the moment of conception. Everything that we can do on the state level must be done to protect the unborn. Every restriction, every ordinance must be enacted and enforced."

Marriage

  • Excerpt: "Marriages and families are the backbone of American society and are what make our country great. Marriage in America is under attack. I believe Indiana must follow in the path blazed by more than 30 other states, and allow Hoosiers to pass an Amendment to the Indiana State Constitution defining marriage as the union between one man and one woman."

Lower Taxes

  • Excerpt: "I believe lower taxes and less government create economic growth. We must keep taxes low so Hoosiers can keep more of their hard earned dollars and to give entrepreneurs a greater incentive to succeed. However, we cannot lower taxes without shrinking government."

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "

The government does not exist to create jobs; Hoosier creativity and initiative create jobs. I support business-friendly tax policies and incentives to encourage Hoosier entrepreneurs to succeed."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Parents have the sacred right to raise and educate their children free from unnecessary government interference. I believe in the parents' right to choose how to educate their children, whether public, private or home school."

Second Amendment Rights

  • Excerpt: "As a member of the NRA, I will be more than just a defender of our right to keep and bear arms, I will be a champion. Thousands of Hoosiers are taking personal responsibility to protect themselves, their families, and their fellow citizens and I believe this is the key to maintaining a safe community."[2]

Endorsements

Wesco has been endorsed by Indiana Right to Life, the American Family Association of Indiana PAC, and Indiana Family Action PAC.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Elections and Apportionment
Employment, Labor and Pensions
Government and Regulatory Reform, Vice-chair
Public Policy

2011-2012

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

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. Jodi L. Buoscio was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Timothy Wesco was unopposed in the Republican primary. Buoscio will face Wesco in the general election.[4][5]

2012

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wesco won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 21. Wesco ran unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy Wesco Incumbent 100% 15,084
Total Votes 15,084

2010

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wesco's defeated Democratic candidate Dwight Fish and Libertarian candidate Ben Jarvis with 11,152 votes. Fish received 5,444 votes and Jarvis received 538 votes. Republican incumbent Jackie Walorski did not run for re-election.

Indiana House of Representatives, District 21 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Timothy Wesco (R) 11,152
Dwight Fish (D) 5,444
Ben Jarvis (L) 538

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wesco is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Wesco raised a total of $87,925 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.[8]

Timothy Wesco's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State House, District 21 Won $28,501
2010 Indiana State House, District 21 Won $59,424
Grand Total Raised $87,925

2012

Wesco won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wesco raised a total of $28,501.
Indiana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Timothy Wesco's campaign in 2012
American Electric Power$2,000
Associated Builders & Contractors of Indiana$1,500
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Indiana$1,300
Indiana Association Of Beverage Retailers$1,000
Slagle Jr, Richard E$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$28,501
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Wesco raised $59,424 in contributions.[9]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Wesco, Stephen $8,796
House Republican Campaign Cmte Of Indiana $5,100
Wesco, Stephen $4,500
Krantz, Jenny $2,600

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
Jackie Walorski
Indiana House District 21
2010–present
Succeeded by
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