John McGoff

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John McGoff
John McGoff.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Indiana, District 5
High schoolNorth Central High School (1977)
Bachelor'sIndiana University (1980)
Master'sIndiana University School of Medicine (1984)
Campaign website
John McGoff campaign logo
John McGoff was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Indiana. He lost in the Republican primary.[1]

Politico listed the 5th District race as one of the five primaries to watch in 2012.[2]



  • St. Pius X Catholic School
  • North Central High School (1977)
  • Indiana University (1980)
  • Indiana University School of Medicine (1984)
  • Post-graduate residency in Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


  • Air Force National Guard[3]
    • Iraq Deployment October 2008-January 2009[3]
  • Emergency Room Physician[3]



See also: Indiana's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

McGoff ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Indiana's 5th District. McGoff and six other candidates lost to Susan Brooks in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary.[1]

U.S. House, Indiana District 5 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Brooks 30% 31,185
Jack Lugar 4.6% 4,758
John McGoff 22.8% 23,773
David McIntosh 29% 30,175
Jason Anderson 1% 1,036
Bill Salin 0.8% 869
Matthew Mount 0.4% 453
Wayne Seybold 11.4% 11,874
Total Votes 104,123


McGoff was defeated in the Republican Primary for election to the U.S. House, representing Indiana's 5th Congressional District. Incumbent Dan Burton won with 31 percent of the vote.[4]

U.S. House, Indiana District 5 Republican Primary, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Burton Incumbent 31.8% 32,769
Luke Messer 29.6% 30,502
John McGoff 20.1% 20,679
Michael Murphy 9.5% 9,805
Brose McVey 9.1% 9,372
Total Votes 103,127


McGoff and his wife Karen have been married for over 25 years and have a 15-year-old daughter, Ava.[3]

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