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Dan Forestal

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Dan Forestal
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Indiana House of Representatives District 100
In office
November 7, 2012 - present
Term ends
November 8, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Dan Forestal is a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 100. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Employment, Labor and Pensions
Roads and Transportation
Veterans Affairs and Public Safety



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 Dan Forestal was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Forestal won election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 100. Forestal defeated Zach Mulholland in the May 8 Democratic primary[3] and defeated Scott Keller (R) and James Nease (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 100, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Forestal 58.1% 11,051
     Republican Scott Keller 37.2% 7,073
     Libertarian James Nease 4.6% 882
Total Votes 19,006

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Forestal is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Forestal raised a total of $42,284 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 10, 2013.[6]

Dan Forestal's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State House, District 100 Won $42,284
Grand Total Raised $42,284


Forestal won election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Forestal raised a total of $42,284.
Indiana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dan Forestal's campaign in 2012
Iea Education Pac$5,000
Fire Fighters Local 416$2,500
Cmte to Elect Linda Lawson$2,000
Hoosiers for Scott Pelath$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$42,284
Source:Follow the Money



Forestal was endorsed by former Congressman Andy Jacobs, Jr. on March 22, 2012.[7] He also received an endorsement from the Indiana AFL-CIO on April 17, 2012.[7]


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In 2014, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 6 through March 14.[8]

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.


In 2013, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 7 through April 29.[9]

Legislators are scored on whether they supported or opposed IMA's position on a bill.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Day (D)
Indiana House of Representatives District 100
Succeeded by