Jud McMillin

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Judson "Jud" McMillin
Jud McMillin.jpg
Indiana House of Representatives
District 68
In office
November 16, 2010 - Present
Term ends
November 8, 2016
Years in position 4
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Cincinnati (1995)
J.D.University of Mississippi (2002)
Office website
Campaign website
Judson "Jud" McMillin is a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 68. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


McMillin earned his B.S in Economics from the University of Cincinnati and his J.D. from the University of Mississippi. His professional experience includes working as a lawyer his family's firm and deputy prosecutor in Dayton, OH.

Committee assignments


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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Courts and Criminal Code, Chair
Roads and Transportation
Rules and Legislative Procedures, Vice-chair


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



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. Rick L. Gill was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Jud McMillin was unopposed in the Republican primary. McMillin defeated Gill in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

McMillin won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 68. McMillin ran unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and defeated Jake Hoog (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 68, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJud McMillin Incumbent 68.1% 19,068
     Democratic Jake Hoog 31.9% 8,943
Total Votes 28,011


McMillin was endorsed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Indiana Right to Life.[5] He has also received endorsements from Indiana Manufacturers Association, National Federation of Independent Businesses, Governor Mitch Daniels, and Representative Mike Pence.[6]


See also:Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

McMillin defeated Democratic incumbent Robert Bischoff by a margin of 10,010 to 9,439.[7] The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

In the May 4th primary, McMillin defeated Martin Brunner by a margin of 4,106 to 2,236.[8]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 68 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jud McMillin (R) 11,010
Robert Bischoff (D) 9,439

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McMillin is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, McMillin raised a total of $491,735 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 10, 2013.[9]

Jud McMillin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State House, District 68 Won $74,577
2010 Indiana State House, District 68 Won $329,035
2008 Indiana State House, District 68 Defeated $88,123
Grand Total Raised $491,735


McMillin won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McMillin raised a total of $74,577.
Indiana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jud McMillin's campaign in 2012
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association$7,500
Greendale Investments Llc$6,000
Infiniteam Management Group Llc$5,000
Mike Pence Cmte$2,500
Vision Concepts$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$74,577
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, McMillin raised $329,035 in contributions.[10]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
House Republican Campaign Cmte Of Indiana $125,204
Hoosiers For Economic Growth $65,000
Indiana Chamber Of Commerce $46,354
Indiana Republican Party $35,000


Alleged prosecutorial misconduct

McMillin resigned his position as a deputy prosecutor in Dayton, OH on September 16, 2005, following allegations he engaged in an improper sexual relationship with a crime victim and potential witness whose case he was investigating. The victim, Crystal Stapleton, alleged that McMillin made sexual overtures towards her in the summer of 2005 while investigating her then-boyfriend, John Gonzalez, for burglary, aggravated burglary with a firearm, and domestic violence. In a complaint she filed against McMillin in 2006 for legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty, she claimed that she and McMillin subsequently engaged in a sexual relationship over the course of several weeks in early September.[11][12]

She also alleged that McMillin urged her, against her will, to testify against her boyfriend in court, even threatening her with arrest if she failed to comply. According to Stapleton's suit, Dayton prosecutors had a policy of dropping charges against suspects "in cases where the victim does not want to prosecute." First Assistant County Prosecutor Debra Armanini objected to Stapleton's accusation, claiming that no such policy existed.[13] Gonzalez, Stapleton's boyfriend, subsequently pled guilty and was sentenced to 60 days in jail.

McMillin claimed his conduct was not improper, as he removed himself from Stapleton's case on September 9, presumably because a sexual relationship with her was a possibility. He also noted that the Ohio Bar Association ruled that his behavior was ethical.[14] Stapleton ultimately withdrew her complaint against McMillin in January 2007.


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In 2014, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 6 through March 14.[15]

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.[16]

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

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  1. Indiana Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed February 10, 2014
  2. Indiana Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 12, 2014
  3. Indiana Secretary of State, "List of May 8, 2012, primary candidates," accessed March 6, 2014
  4. Indiana Secretary of State, “Election Results – Indiana General Election, November 6, 2012,” accessed January 24, 2013
  5. Jud McMillin for Indiana, "PrePrimary Endorsments," accessed May 1, 2012 (dead link)
  6. Jud McMillin for Indiana, "Endorsements," accessed May 1, 2012
  7. Indiana Secretary of State, "2010 Official General Election Results," accessed March 6, 2014
  8. Indiana Secretary of State, "2010 Official Primary Election Results," accessed March 6, 2014
  9. followthemoney.org, "McMillin, Jud," accessed September 10, 2013
  10. Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
  11. Dayton Daily News, "No affair during case, says ex-official Former prosecutor says legal ties severed before relationship," November 19, 2005
  12. Dayton Daily News, "Witness says she had relations with prosecutor Woman claims attorney threatened her with jail time," November 18, 2005
  13. Dayton Daily News, "Victim sues ex-prosecutor, accuses him of improper acts," September 18, 2006 (dead link)
  14. Eagle Country Online, "Dems Question McMillin's Past," October 21, 2010
  15. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
  16. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Bischoff
Indiana House District 68
Succeeded by