William Friend

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William Friend
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Indiana House of Representatives
District 23
Incumbent
In office
1992 - present
Term ends
November 8, 2016
Years in position 22
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker Pro Tempore, Indiana House of Representatives
2014 - present
Majority Floor Leader, Indiana House of Representatives
Compensation
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Indianapolis, 1971
Personal
BirthdayJune 7, 1949
ProfessionBusinessman
ReligionAmerican Baptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
William Friend (b. July 14, 1949) is a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Following the 2014 elections, Friend was named as State House Speaker Pro Tempore. He previously served as Majority Floor Leader.

Biography

Friend's professional experience includes working as Executive Director of the National Calcium Initiative, Owner/President of Green Acres Ham, LLC, Owner/Operator of Friend Farms, Coordinator of Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation, Miami County Auditor and an employee with Sealed Power Corporation.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Rural Development
Environmental Affairs
Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Indiana House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent William C. Friend was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Friend won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 23. Friend ran unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and defeated Kerry Worthington (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam C. Friend Incumbent 67.8% 14,473
     Democratic Kerry Worthington 32.2% 6,864
Total Votes 21,337

2010

See also:Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Friend won re-election to the 23rd District seat in the November 2nd general election. and received 12,206 votes.[5]

Friend ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 4th.

2008

See also:Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican William Friend won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 23 receiving 16,845 votes.[6]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 23 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Friend (R) 16,845

2006

See also:Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, William Friend won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 23.[7]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 23 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Friend (R) 9,781
John Christopher Rahe (D) 5,248

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Friend is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Friend raised a total of $459,361 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.[8]

William Friend's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State House, District 23 Won $71,678
2010 Indiana State House, District 23 Won $54,266
2008 Indiana State House, District 23 Won $67,292
2006 Indiana State House, District 23 Won $79,500
2004 Indiana State House, District 23 Won $78,554
2002 Indiana State House, District 23 Won $32,481
2000 Indiana State House, District 23 Won $21,543
1998 Indiana State House, District 23 Won $20,827
1996 Indiana State House, District 23 Won $28,854
1994 Indiana State House, District 23 Won $4,366
Grand Total Raised $459,361

2012

Friend won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Friend raised a total of $71,678.
Indiana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Friend's campaign in 2012
Mcclain for State Representative$4,000
Nisource Inc$3,000
Build Indiana Council$3,000
Purucker, Jim$2,418
At&T$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$71,678
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Friend collected $54,266 in donations. The top contributors are as follows:[9]

Indiana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Friend's campaign in 2010
Hoosiers For Economic Growth$5,000
AT&T$2,500
UPS$2,000
Build Indiana Council$2,000
Indiana Hospital Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $54,266

2008

In 2008, Friend collected $67,292 in donations.[10]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Hospital Association $8,000
Vohne Liche Kennels Inc. $4,000
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $2,550
AT&T $2,500
Build Indiana Council $2,500
US Steel Corp $2,000
TDM Farms Inc. $1,200
Larry G. Vaughn $1,000
Nisource $1,000
John Frick & Associates $1,000
Indiana Multi-Family Housing $1,000
Joseph H. DeJean $1,000

2006

In 2006, Friend collected $79,500 in donations.[11]

Listed below are the top 5 contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Build Indiana Council $5,000
Indiana Association of Realtors $3,000
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $2,500
AT&T $2,500
UPS $2,000

Personal

Friend is a member of the Independent Colleges of Indiana Board, Masons, Miami County Pork Producers, Peru Chamber of Commerce, Murat Shrine, Scottish Rite, Farm Bureau, Mexico Baptist Church, and the Lincoln Lodge Free and Ancient Masons #523.[12]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 6 through March 14.[13]

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.[14]

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 House of Representatives District 23
1992–present
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