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Richard Ludington
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Former candidate for
Indiana House of Representatives, District 16
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthApril 15, 1959
Place of birthMichigan City, Indiana
Campaign website
Richard Ludington was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 16 of the Indiana House of Representatives. He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2012.


Campaign themes


Ludington's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Good Jobs. Rich Ludington has a plan to rebuild our economy with common-sense solutions that help working families and middle-class Hoosiers. He will provide help and additional training for workers, find ways to make small businesses more productive and make sure our tax dollars are helping create and keep jobs right here in Indiana, not in other countries.

Good Schools. A seven-year member of the Rensselaer School Board, Rich Ludington will be a fighter for public schools, students and teachers. He understands that we need to provide the resources and opportunities to educate our children and prepare them for the jobs of the future. Rich will work to reverse the destructive policies of the past two years that threaten our education system.[1][2]



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. Richard W. "Rich" Ludington was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Douglas L. Gutwein was unopposed in the Republican primary. Gutwein defeated Ludington in the general election.[3][4]

Indiana House of Representatives 16, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDouglas L. Gutwein Incumbent 64.4% 9,313
     Democratic Richard W. "Rich" Ludington 35.6% 5,137
Total Votes 14,450


See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ludington ran in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 16. Ludington defeated John Malan in the May 8 Democratic primary[5] and was defeated by incumbent Douglas L. Gutwein (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDouglas Gutwein Incumbent 59% 14,409
     Democratic Richard Ludington 41% 10,029
Total Votes 24,438



In 2014, Ludington's endorsements include:[8]

  • Nancy Dembowski (D), former state representative
  • Laborers' Local 41
  • Steven Wood, mayor of Rensselaer
  • Pipe Fitters Association Local 597
  • IBEW Local 531
  • United Association Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 172
  • Boilermakers Local 374
  • Millwrights Local 1076
  • O.P.C.M.I.A. Local 692

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