Michael Karickhoff

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Michael Karickhoff
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Indiana House of Representatives
District 30
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri
ProfessionExecutive Director of Facilities
Office website
Michael Karickhoff is a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Karickhoff earned his B.S. in Recreation and Park Administration from the University of Missouri. His professional experience includes working as facilities director of Ivy Tech Community College head of the Kokomo, IN Parks and Recreation Department, Assistant Director and Director of the Hannibal, MO Parks and Recreation Department.

Committee assignments


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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources
Ways and Means


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



See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Indiana House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Chuck Sosbe was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Mike Karickhoff was unopposed in the Republican primary. Sosbe will face Karickhoff in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Karickhoff won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 30. Karickhoff ran unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and defeated Chuck Sosbe (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Karickhoff Incumbent 54% 14,207
     Democratic Chuck Sosbe 46% 12,101
Total Votes 26,308


Karickhoff has received endorsements from Indiana Manufacturers Association, Inc,[5] Indiana Chamber of Commerce,[6] the NFIB,[7] Indiana Right to Life,[8] Indiana Multi Family Housing,[9] and the Realtor Political Action Committee,[10].[11]


See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Karickhoff defeated Democratic incumbent Ron Herrell by a margin of 8,388 to 7,570 in the November 2 general election.[12]

In the May 4 primary election, Karickhoff ran unopposed and received 4,159 votes. [13]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Karickhoff (R) 8,388
Ron Herrell (D) 7,570

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Karickhoff is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Karickhoff raised a total of $333,035 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.[14]

Michael Karickhoff's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State House, District 30 Won $88,709
2010 Indiana State House, District 30 Won $244,326
Grand Total Raised $333,035


Karickhoff won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Karickhoff raised a total of $88,709.
Indiana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Karickhoff's campaign in 2012
Fieler, Sean M$15,000
Northern Indiana Operating Engineers$2,500
Operating Engineers Local 841$2,500
Mike Pence Cmte$2,500
Hoosiers for Economic Growth$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$88,709
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Karickhoff raised $244,326 in contributions.[15]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Aiming Higher PAC $120,052
Indiana Republican Party $28,056
Hoosiers For Economic Growth $20,400
Indiana Chamber Of Commerce $17,082


Karickhoff and his wife, Kelly, have four children.


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In 2014, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 6 through March 14.[16]


In 2013, the Indiana General Assembly was in session from January 7 through April 29.[17]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ron Herrell
Indiana House District 30
Succeeded by