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Shelli Yoder
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Indiana, District 9
Bachelor'sIndiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Master'sIndiana University - South Bend, Vanderbilt University
ProfessionAssociate Director of Professional Development, Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business
Campaign website
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Shelli Yoder was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 9th Congressional District of Indiana. She won the Democratic nomination and faced Republican incumbent Todd Young in the general election.[1]

Yoder lost to Republican incumbent Todd C. Young on November 6, 2012.[2]



  • Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Indiana University - South Bend, Master's degree in Counseling & Human Services
  • Vanderbilt University, Master's in Divinity


  • Associate Director of Professional Development for Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business[3]
  • Executive Director of the Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee
  • Director of a shelter for at-risk youth in South Bend
  • Senior staffer with GirlForce, a nonprofit affiliate of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center



See also: Indiana's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

Yoder ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Indiana's 9th District. Yoder defeated Jonathan George, John Tilford, John Griffin Miller, and Robert Winningham in the May 8 Democratic primary and was defeated by Republican incumbent Todd Young in the November 6 general election.[1][4]

General election

U.S. House, Indiana District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Shelli Yoder 44.6% 132,848
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Young Incumbent 55.4% 165,332
Total Votes 298,180
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"

Primary Election

U.S. House, Indiana, District 9 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShelli Yoder 47.7% 13,186
Robert Winningham 20.2% 5,590
John Tilford 8.1% 2,233
John Griffin Miller 7.5% 2,062
Jonathan George 16.6% 4,591
Total Votes 27,662


Yoder has received endorsements from Pedro Roman, the President of the Latino Democratic Caucus and a Monroe County Human Rights Commissioner,[5] High School Democrats, Indiana’s official state chapter of the Young Democrats of America-High School Caucus[6], and Mark Kruzan, mayor of Bloomington, Indiana.[7]

On April 19, 2012, Yoder was endorsed by Floyd County Sheriff Darrell Mills.[8]

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Yoder's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Yoder lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Yoder's campaign committee raised a total of $446,142 and spent $416,030.[9]


Yoder is married to Josh Perry. They have three children, Ivy, Eden, and Oakley.[3]

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