Matthew Bell

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Matthew Bell
Indiana House of Representatives District 83
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Executive Director, Literacy Empowering and Advocating Project of Noble County Inc
Matthew Bell (b. October 28, 1974) was a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing the 83rd District from 2004-2010.

On June 2, 2010, Bell announced he would be removing his name from the November ballot and leaving politics for a job in the private sector.[1]

Bell is Executive Director of Literacy Empowering and Advocating Project of Noble County Incorporated. He worked in the Development Department of WFWA PBS-39 from 2001-2002, was an Account Executive with Federated Media from 1999-2001, and an Account Executive with Corporate Software Solutions from 1998-1999.

He is a member of the Communities That Care Public Relations Committee, Drug Free Noble County Community Board, Noble County Tutoring Task Force, Finance Committee of Saint Mary of the Assumption Parish, volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Sergeant at Arms with the Albion Rotary Club, member of the Indiana Adult and Continuing Education Association, and the National Center for Family Literacy.[2]

Committee assignments




On November 4, 2008, Republican Matthew Bell won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 83 receiving 17,157 votes, ahead of Democrat Steven Heaston (8,443 votes), and Libertarian Herbert Jack Evans (923 votes).[3]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 83 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Matthew Bell (R) 17,157
Steven Heaston (D) 8,443
Herbert Jack Evans (L) 923

Campaign donors


In 2008, Bell collected $108,971 in donations.[4]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Vision Concepts $5,000
American Electric Power $4,750
Indiana Merit-Construction Pac of ABC $3,850
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Indiana $3,000
Committee to Elect Daniel J. Leonard $2,726
Fourth District Indiana Licensed Beverage Association $2,500
Robert L. Meeks for State Senate $2,100
David C. Long for State Senate $2,077
Monarch Beverage $2,000
AT&T $2,000
Indiana Manufacturers Association $1,950
Indiana Builders Association $1,500
Indiana Merit Pac- Construction Pac #ABC $1,340
Orland J. & Marie T Corliss $1,300
Borror for State Representative $1,250
Associated Builders & Contractors of Indiana $1,170
Professional Fire Fighters Union of Indiana $1,050
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $1,035
US Steel Corp $1,000
Raymond D. Cox $1,000

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Preceded by
Indiana House of Representatives District 83
Succeeded by
Kathy Heuer