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Ted Metzger

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Ted Metzger
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Former candidate for
Indiana State Senate District 48
Associate'sIvy Tech-Evansville, 1981
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Place of birthEvansville, Indiana
ProfessionSmall business owner
Campaign website
Ted Metzger was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 48 of the Indiana State Senate. He ran unsuccessfully for District 47 of the Indiana State Senate in 2010.


Campaign themes


Metzger's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

2nd Amendment

I will oppose all state or federal government legislation, any group's effort or any Individual's attempt to infringe on our Second Amendment rights.[1][2]


Government does not create private sector jobs!

Taxes and government regulation are strangling our job producers. I believe the best way for government to help boost our economy is to get out of the way and let capitalism work. Stop picking winners and losers, stop with the relentless regulations and stop the crushing tax burden. I will not support any legislation that will increase the taxes on hard working Hoosiers or Small Business.[3][2]


The proper role of the government is to protect equal rights, not to provide equal things

We must return to the founders vision of a limited government with enumerated powers based on the U.S. Constitution. The God-given right to govern is vested in the sovereign authority of the people. I will support legislation that shrinks federal government mandating and transfer that authority back to the state of Indiana and her people.[4][2]



See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Indiana State Senate 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. Larry Vollmer was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Mark Messmer defeated Ted Metzger in the Republican primary. Messmer defeated Vollmer in the general election.[5][6]

Indiana State Senate District 48, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Messmer 65.6% 23,859
     Democratic Larry Vollmer 34.4% 12,489
Total Votes 36,348

Indiana State Senate, District 48 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Messmer 80% 7,643
Ted Metzger 20% 1,905
Total Votes 9,548


See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2010

Metzger ran unopposed in the May 4 primary election.[7] Metzger lost to Democratic incumbent Richard Young by a margin of 22,970 to 21,915 in the November 2, 2010, general election.[8]

Indiana State Senate, District 47 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ted Metzger 7,424 76.8%

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