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|Indiana House of Representatives|
|1988 - 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 8, 1988|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Purdue University, 1971|
|Service/branch||U.S. Air Force Reserves|
|Years of service||1971-1977|
|Service branch||U.S. Air Force Reserves|
|Years of service||Present|
|Date of birth||June 26, 1949|
Grubb is a farmer and in the United States Air Force Reserves. He has also worked for Grub Grain as a farmer and agriculture economist.
He is a member of the American Legion, Farm Bureau, Farm Union, Harry Truman Club, Historical Societies, National Federation of Independent Business, Purdue Alumni Association, and Sons of the American Revolution.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Grubb served on these committees:
- Agriculture and Rural Development
- Natural Resources
- Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Grubb served on these committees:
Grubb 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.
Grubb announced on September 28, 2011, that he would not be seeking re-election in 2012. "I've been there for a while its time for a change. You only get so many times at bat, and I think I'm close to my limit," he stated.
In the May 4 primary election, Grubb ran unopposed and received 4,513 votes. 
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 42 General Election (2010)|
|Floyd Grubb (D)||9,438|
|Sharon Negele (R)||8,897|
Grubb ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 4th.
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 42 (2008)|
|Floyd Grubb (D)||20,374|
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 42 (2006)|
|Floyd Grubb (D)||13,661|
|Jeffrey McCoy (R)||5,843|
In 2010, Grubb collected $76,228 in donations. The top contributors are as follows:
|Indiana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Floyd Grubb's campaign in 2010|
|Indiana House Democratic Caucus||$4,775|
|Indiana Association Of Realtors||$4,000|
|Indiana Farm Bureau||$3,000|
|Indiana Bankers Association||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$76,228|
In 2008, Grubb collected $49,400 in donations.
Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
|Indiana Builders Association||$3,500|
|Build Indiana Council||$2,500|
|Indiana Hospital Association||$2,500|
|Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives||$2,000|
|Indiana Trial Lawyers Association||$2,000|
|Indiana Farm Bureau||$2,000|
|James A. Kovacs||$1,000|
|Eli Lilly & Co.||$1,000|
|Indiana Beverage Alliance||$1,000|
|Baker & Daniels||$1,000|
|Indiana Motor Truck Association||$1,000|
In 2006, Grubb collected $50,574 in donations.
Listed below are the top 5 contributors to his campaign.
|Indiana Trial Lawyers Association||$4,000|
|Sycamore PAC for Education||$2,250|
|Eli Lilly & Co.||$2,000|
|Indiana Hospital Association||$2,000|
|Indiana Chamber of Commerce||$1,650|
- Indiana House of Representatives - Floyd Grubb
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010,2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000,1998, 1996, 1994
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Grubb
- 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
- Journal and Courier, "Grubb stepping down," September 29, 2011
- 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
- Grubb Campaign Donors
- 2006 Campaign Donors
|Indiana House of Representatives District 42
| Succeeded by|
Alan Morrison (R)
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