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Chuck Hockema

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Chuck Hockema
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Candidate for
Indiana House of Representatives, District 27
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolMcCutcheon High School (1990)
Bachelor'sPurdue University (1998)
J.D.Brigham Young University (2006)
Chuck Hockema is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 27 of the Indiana House of Representatives. He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2012.


Hockema earned his B.S. from Purdue University in 1998 and his J.D. from Brigham Young University in 2006.[1]


Campaign themes


Hockema has outlined the following three themes of his campaign:[1]

  • Job Creation: "Build an operating environment that supports Indiana businesses. Focus on solutions to keep the Greater Lafayette Area attractive to new businesses."
  • Education - "Focus dollars on the frontlines of education… the classroom. Reward our best teachers with better pay. Give schools the flexibility to attract the best teachers."
  • Economy - "Simplify and reduce the tax burden. Eliminate burdensome regulations on Hoosier families and businesses."

In a biographical submission to Ballotpedia, Hockema stated, "I believe that holding office should be a sacrifice, not an entitlement of career politicians. It is clear to me that most career politicians create more problems than they solve. When House Representatives walked out of the last legislative session to prevent a vote on bills they opposed, several people who know my background asked me to run."[1]



See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Indiana House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 6, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Sheila Klinker is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Chuck Hockema is unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]


See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hockema ran in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 27. Hockema defeated Jan Payne in the May 8 Republican primary[3] and was defeated by incumbent Sheila Ann Klinker (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Ann Klinker Incumbent 54.5% 10,742
     Republican Chuck Hockema 45.5% 8,970
Total Votes 19,712
Indiana House of Representatives, District 27 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Hockema 64.2% 2,694
Jan Payne 35.8% 1,501
Total Votes 4,195

Campaign donors

In information submitted to Ballotpedia on April 18, 2012, Hockema said his donations are from private individuals - no PACs or other large corporate donors.[1]

On April 22, 2012, Hockema filed a report for a large sum of cash he loaned to his campaign for State House.[6] The loan, for $10,000, required a special report to be filed with the Indiana Secretary of State Elections Division.[6] According to Jared Bond, Republican co-director at the Tippecanoe County Board of Election office, election finance laws require, "any cash donation that exceeds $1,000 after April 13 -- the deadline for first-quarter finance reports -- to the time of the election requires the special report be filed with the Indiana Secretary of State Election Division."[6]

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