|Lieutenant Governor of Indiana|
|January 10, 2005 - January 14, 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2008|
|First elected||November 2, 2004|
|Indiana State Senate|
|Date of birth||September 26, 1950|
|Place of birth||Bedford, Indiana|
|Religion||Church of Christ|
Skillman is a native of Bedford in Lawrence County, Indiana. A high school graduate with no formal college education, she began her career in politics in 1977 when she was elected to the office of Lawrence County Recorder. Eight years later she was elected as County Clerk. Skillman served as President of the Association of Indiana Counties in 1988.
Skillman and her husband Steve have a son, Aaron. She is a member of the Church of Christ.
Lieutenant Governor (2005-2013)
Serving as Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, Becky Skillman was responsible for shepherding Governor Mitch Daniels's Administration's legislative agenda through the Indiana General Assembly and served as President of the Senate. She was first elected to the position in 2004, and re-elected in 2008.
In addition to her responsibilities as Lieutenant Governor, Skillman also oversaw the Office of Tourism Development, Energy Group and Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. She chaired the Indiana Counter Terrorism and Security Council, the intergovernmental entity responsible for homeland security. She also served as the Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development under the state's, new and first ever, Department of Agriculture and Office of Rural Affairs.
Indiana State Senator (1992-2004)
In 1992, Skillman was elected to the Indiana State Senate, where she represented Lawrence, Monroe, Jackson, Washington, and Orange counties. Rising quickly through the leadership, she became Majority Caucus Chair, the first woman in history to serve in the Senate Republican leadership.
During her 12 years in the Senate, she led the charge to include the state's small towns and rural communities in its economic development agenda. There, she authored plans for development in distressed counties and revitalization of downtown areas.
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Becky Skillman's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Becky Skillman's Campaign Contributions|
Indiana Governor/Lieutenant Governor
Indiana Governor/Lieutenant Governor
Indiana State Senate
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$77,999 (Dem.)|
|Top 5 contributors||Baker and Daniels||$13,132||Skillman for State Senate||$45,760||Ipalco Enterprises Inc||$1,600|
|London Witte Group||$12,750||Baker & Daniels||$26,200||Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives||$1,300|
|Indiana Association of Realtors||$12,000||Barnes & Thornburg||$5,250||Associated Builders & Contractors of Indiana||$1,050|
|AT&T||$10,000||Robert L. Meeks||$5,000||Indiana Builders Association||$1,050|
|J. Mark Howell||$10,000||Cmte to Elect Paul Ricketts||$5,000||American Electric Power||$1,000|
- Official site
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Becky Skillman on Twitter
- Becky Skillman on Facebook
- Indiana Lieutenant Governor YouTube channel
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- Indiana Lieutenant Governor, "Biography," accessed September 15, 2012
- Washington Post, "Pence for governor? Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman bows out," December 20, 2010
- Indiana Elections Division, "2008 general election results," accessed December 10, 2011
- Indiana Elections Division, "2004 general election results," accessed December 10, 2011
- Follow the Money.org, "Home," accessed February 17, 2015
|Lieutenant Governor of Indiana
January 10, 2005 - January 14, 2013
| Succeeded by|
Sue Ellspermann (R)
State of Indiana
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