Vern Tincher

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Vern Tincher
Indiana House of Representatives District 46
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Vern Tincher (b. June 23, 1936) was a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing the 46th District from 2004-2010. He previously served in the House from 1982-1994 and 1996-2002.

On February 8, 2010, Tincher announced he would not be seeking re-election in the May primary.[1]

Tincher served as a Field Representative with Bricklayers Union Local 4 of Indiana/Kentucky from 1996-2002, was First Sergeant with the Indiana State Police from 1961-1982, and served in the United States Air Force Reserves.

He is a member of the Indiana State Policy Alliance and Pioneers, Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, Murat Shrine Temple, Scottish Rite of the Valley, Wabash Valley Roadrunners Club, Riley Township Lions Club, Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates, Riley Free and Ancient Masons, Masonic Lodge #390, and the Indiana State Police Alliance.[2]

Committee assignments




See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tincher did not run for re-election to the 46 district seat in 2010.[3] The general election took place on November 2, 2010.


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Vern Tincher won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 46 receiving 12,488 votes, ahead of Republican Robert A. Heaton who received 12,076 votes.[4]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 46 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Vern Tincher (D) 12,488
Robert A. Heaton (R) 12,076

Campaign donors


In 2008, Tincher collected $278,731 in donations.[5]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Democratic Party $32,594
Indiana State Teachers Association $20,761
Indiana House Democratic Caucus $15,000
West Central Pac $15,000
American Federation of Teachers $5,000
Sycamore Pac for Education $1,500
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees $1,200
International Union of Painters & Allied Trades $1,000
Bricklayers Local 4 Political Action Fund $1,000
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $1,000
Electrical Workers Local 1393 $1,500
Russ Stilwell for State Representative $1,000
Cent Wabash Valley Building & Construction Trades PAF $1,000
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 4 $1,000
Circle Northeast Pac $1,000
Comcast $1,000
Metro-West Pac 2-C $1,000
Locomotive Engineers $1,000
Quad County Pac $1,000
International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Indiana House of Representatives District 46
Succeeded by
Bob Heaton