Jim Ball

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Jim Ball
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Candidate for
Indiana State Senate District 12
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army Military Police
Years of service1990-1995, 2004-2005
ProfessionConductor, Engineer, Policeman
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Jim Ball was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 12 of the Indiana State Senate.

Ball works as a conductor and engineer. He served in the U.S. Army as a member of the Military Police between 1990 and 1995, and went back into service from January 2004 to February 2005 in Iraq. Ball is also a certified police officer. He attended the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, Ivy Tech Community College, Owens Community College, and Vincennes University.[1]

Ball is the Local Chairman, Treasurer, Field Auditor, and Legislative Representative at United Transportation Union. He is also a Senior Vice Commander in VFW (2012-2013).[1]


Political philosophy

In an email submission to Ballotpedia, Ball outlined his political philosophy:[1]

"I will be the voice of and stand up for:

  • Working Hoosier Families
  • Restoring Funding to Public Schools
  • Honoring Hoosier Veterans
  • Protecting Hoosier Seniors"

"The General Assembly has become a place where the loudest voices prevail, a place where compromise and collaboration have become four letter words. I will bring a much needed voice of reason to the table. I’ll offer a working class perspective, the perspective of a person who has to balance putting food on the table and putting their kids through college."



See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2012

Ball ran in the 2012 election for Indiana State Senate District 12. Ball ran unopposed in the May 8 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Carlin Yoder (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Indiana State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jim Ball 31.3% 13,206
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCarlin Yoder Incumbent 68.7% 28,933
Total Votes 42,139

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