Craig Fry

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Craig Fry
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Indiana House of Representatives
District 5
Former Member
In office
1988 - 2012
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayNovember 6, 1952
ProfessionExec Dir of Apprenticeship Training, Ivy Tech State College
Websites
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Craig Fry (b. October 6, 1952) is a former Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 5 from 1988 to 2012.

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.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Legislative walkout

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.[2] 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.[2]

On March 7, 2011, House Minority Leader B. Patrick Bauer revealed the Democratic caucus' hideout to be the Comfort Suites in Urbana, Illinois.[3] 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.[4] 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.[3] 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.[3]

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.[5] Rep. Winfield Moses, Jr. (D) called the increase "a poke in the eye," and promised that it would do nothing to break the impasse.[6]

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.[4] 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.[4]

The Legislature ended up passing "right-to-work" legislation on February 1, 2012, becoming the 23rd state to do so. Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) signed the measure into law.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fry did not run for re-election in 2012.

2010

See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Fry defeated Libertarian candidate Ron Cenkush by a margin of 8,814 to 3,421 in the November 2 general election.[8]

In the May 4 primary election, Fry ran unopposed.[9]


Indiana House of Representatives, District 5 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Craig Fry (D) 8,814
Ron Cenkush (L) 3,421

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Craig Fry won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 5 receiving 13,822 votes, ahead of Republican Dave Miller who received 10,027 votes.[10]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 5 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Craig Fry (D) 13,822
Dave Miller (R) 10,027

2006

On November 7, 2006, Craig Fry won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 5.[11]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 5 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Craig Fry (D) 8,096
Jeremy Hiler (R) 6,603

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Fry collected $59,794 in donations. The top contributors are as follows:[12]

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

2008

In 2008, Fry collected $197,859 in donations.[13]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
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
AT&T $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

2006

In 2006, Fry collected $155,820 in donations.[14]

Listed below are the top 5 contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
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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Political offices
Preceded by
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Indiana House of Representatives District 5
1988–2012
Succeeded by
Dale DeVon (R)