|Indiana House of Representatives|
|1988 - 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Birthday||November 6, 1952|
|Profession||Exec Dir of Apprenticeship Training, Ivy Tech State College|
Fry currently serves as Executive Director of Apprenticeship Training at Ivy Tech State College.
He is a member of Carpenters Local #413, Healthy Mother/Babies, and the Mishawaka, Penn Democratic Club.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fry served on these committees:
- Financial Institutions
- Insurance, Ranking Minority Member
- Public Health
- Select Committee on Government Reduction
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Fry served on these committees:
Fry and 36 other Democratic representatives participated in a legislative walkout on February 22, 2011, in opposition to proposed legislation limiting union powers in Indiana. The Democratic departure left the House void of a quorum, leaving only 58 of the 67 representatives needed to establish a quorum. Terri Austin, Steven Stemler and Vanessa Summers stayed behind to provide, if necessary, a motion and a seconding motion, which would enable them to stop any official business from proceeding should the Republicans try to do so.
On March 7, 2011, House Minority Leader B. Patrick Bauer revealed the Democratic caucus' hideout to be the Comfort Suites in Urbana, Illinois. According to the Indiana Constitution, Article 4, sections 11 and 14, the House may enforce fines and other methods to compel absent members to return. Beginning on March 7, 2011, each Democrat was subject to a fine of $250, to be withheld from future expense or salary payments, for each day they were not present in the statehouse. Regarding their actual pay, House Speaker Brian Bosma announced that the 37 lawmakers were required to be physically present in the chambers to receive their per diem payment of $152/day. This move came as a result of the approximated $40,000 in per diem payments automatically made to the legislators during their first seven days of absence. According to reports, the representatives promised to either return the money, or donate it to charity.
March 22, 2011, marked the start of the fourth consecutive week of Democratic absenteeism, complete with an increased incentive to return. Governor Mitch Daniels and House Republicans upped the ante with daily fines increasing from $250/day to $350/day, effective March 21, 2011. Despite the increased penalties, Democratic resolve remained intact. House Minority Leader B. Patrick Bauer stated that Democrats "will remain steadfast" in their opposition to bills hurting wages and education in Indiana. Rep. Winfield Moses, Jr. (D) called the increase "a poke in the eye," and promised that it would do nothing to break the impasse.
The Democrats ended the standoff after 36 days, returning on March 28, 2011. The two sides agreed to compromise on a number of issues, including shelving the controversial "right-to-work" bill. Although the Democrats returned with some of their demands met, their actions were not without consequence. Each absent member accrued a total of $3,500 in fines given by Republicans.
Fry did not run for re-election in 2012.
In the May 4 primary election, Fry ran unopposed.
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 5 General Election (2010)|
|Craig Fry (D)||8,814|
|Ron Cenkush (L)||3,421|
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 5 (2008)|
|Craig Fry (D)||13,822|
|Dave Miller (R)||10,027|
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 5 (2006)|
|Craig Fry (D)||8,096|
|Jeremy Hiler (R)||6,603|
In 2010, Fry collected $59,794 in donations. The top contributors are as follows:
|Indiana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Craig Fry's campaign in 2010|
|Indiana Trial Lawyers Association||$4,500|
|Big I PAC||$3,000|
|Indiana Regional Council Of Carpenters||$3,000|
|International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers||$3,000|
|Indiana Hospital Association||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$59,794|
In 2008, Fry collected $197,859 in donations.
Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
|Indiana Democratic Party||$65,719|
|Indiana State Teachers Association||$31,000|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$10,750|
|Indiana Trial Lawyers Association||$10,000|
|Insurance Institute of Indiana||$7,000|
|Indiana-Kentucky Regional Council of Carpenters||$5,250|
|Ryan Dvorak for State Representatives||$4,000|
|Carpenters Local 232||$4,000|
|Indiana Hospital Association||$4,000|
|Indiana Hardwood Lumbermens Association||$3,000|
|Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana||$2,700|
|Indiana Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors||$2,000|
|Indiana State Medical Association||$2,000|
|Northern Lakes Pac||$2,000|
|Pat Bauer for State Representative||$2,000|
|Baker & Daniels||$1,500|
|Indiana Motor Truck Association||$1,500|
|Indiana Optometric Association||$1,500|
|Association of Indiana Life Insurance Companies||$1,000|
In 2006, Fry collected $155,820 in donations.
Listed below are the top 5 contributors to his campaign.
|Indiana Democratic Party||$72,389|
|Indiana State Teachers Association||$7,000|
|Insurance Institute of Indiana||$5,944|
|Indiana Trial Lawyers Association||$5,000|
|Indiana-Kentucky Regional Council of Carpenters||$4,750|
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- Indiana House of Representatives - Rep. Craig Fry
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Watchdog Indiana Candidate Ratings
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 1998
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Fry
- IndyStar.com, "Indiana Democrats trigger Statehouse showdown over anti-union legislation," February 22, 2011
- Fox 59, "Fines begin for absent House Democrats," March 7, 2011
- The Wall Street Journal, "Pressure Mounts on Absent Democrats in Wisconsin, Indiana," March 3, 2011
- IndyStar.com, "Dems' walkout drags on, among nation's longest," March 23, 2011
- WFIE.com, "Indiana Republicans say they're done negotiating," March 17, 2011
- Reuters, "Indiana becomes 23rd "right-to-work" state," February 1, 2012
- Indiana Secretary of State, "2010 Official General Election Results," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "2010 Official Primary Election Results," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "2008 Official election results," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "2006 Official election results," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana House 2010 Donors
- Fry Campaign Donors
- 2006 Campaign Donors
|Indiana House of Representatives District 5
| Succeeded by|
Dale DeVon (R)
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