William Fine

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William Fine
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Indiana House of Representatives, District 12
In office
November 5, 2014 - Present
Term ends
November 8, 2016
Years in position 1
Base salary$24,140.16/year
Per diem$156/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolMunster High School
Bachelor'sIndiana University, 1973
Master'sPurdue Calumet, 1996
J.D.Indiana University School of Law, 1976
Date of birthFebruary 2, 1951
Place of birthHammond, Indiana
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William I. "Bill" Fine is a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Fine earned his B.S. from Indiana University in 1973, J.D. from Indiana University in 1976 and M.S. in English from Purdue Calumet in 1996.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Fine served on the following committees:

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2015
Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development


Campaign themes


Fine's website emphasized the following campaign themes:[2]

JOBS: A plan to stimulate the Region’s economy.

Bill will work to rebuild The Region’s unique economy. This area was built on good manufacturing and construction jobs and they need to be restored. Bill also plans to advance programs that will return tax dollars to Indiana vendors.

SCHOOL: Blueprint for a 21st century education.

Bill will fight to advance our education system by assuring our public schools are appropriately funded and strengthened by restoring funding for Teacher Mentor programs. Bill believes strongly in public education and is committed to adhering to our highest Hoosier education standards.

REFORM: Logical solutions to a heavy tax problem.

Bill will confront the issue of Township reform. He advocates moving the high cost of temporary poor relief programs in urban centers from Township taxpayers to state government where it belongs.[3]



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. Incumbent Mara Candelaria Reardon was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while William I. "Bill" Fine was unopposed in the Republican primary. Fine defeated Reardon in the general election.[4][5]

Indiana House of Representatives 12, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam I. "Bill" Fine 51.5% 7,341
     Democratic Mara Candelaria Reardon Incumbent 48.5% 6,920
Total Votes 14,261


See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fine ran in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 12. Fine defeated Peter N. Karagan in the May 8 Republican primary[6] and was defeated by incumbent Mara Candelaria Reardon (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMara Candelaria Reardon Incumbent 53.8% 14,584
     Republican William Fine 46.2% 12,502
Total Votes 27,086


Main article: Indiana judicial elections, 2010

Fine was the Republican candidate for the Lake County Circuit Court in Indiana. He was defeated by Democrat George C. Paras in the November general election.[9]


Fine has three children and five grandchildren.[1]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Mara Candelaria Reardon (D)
Indiana House of Representatives District 12
Succeeded by