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Brandt Hershman
Brandt Hershman.jpg
Indiana State Senate District 7
In office
Term ends
November 9, 2016
Years in position 15
Majority Whip
Base salary$22,616.46/year
Per diem$152/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsNo
Bachelor'sPurdue University
ProfessionBusiness Manager
Office website
Brandt Hershman is a Republican member of the Indiana State Senate, representing District 7 and serving as Senate Majority Whip. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Hershman earned his B.A. in Political Science from Purdue University. His professional experience includes working as a partner with Wilkes Innovative Technologies, at The White House, Manager of Hershman Farms, and District Operations Director for United States Representative Steve Buyer.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hershman served on the following committees:

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Rules, Chair
Rules and Legislative Procedure
Tax and Fiscal Policy, Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hershman served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hershman served on these committees:



See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2012

Hershman won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana State Senate District 7. Hershman ran unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and defeated Brad Thompson (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [1][2]

Indiana State Senate, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Brad Thompson 36.4% 16,748
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrandt Hershman Incumbent 63.6% 29,212
Total Votes 45,960


On November 4, 2008, Republican Brandt Hershman won the election to the Indiana State Senate District 7. He ran unopposed receiving 39,246 votes.[3]

Indiana State Senate, District 7 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brandt Hershman (R) 39,246

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2008, Hershman collected $136,799 in donations.[4]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
American Electric Power $10,150
Continental Dairy Products $10,000
Duke Energy $6,000
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $4,200
Nisource $3,500
AT&T $3,500
UPS $3,000
US Steel Corp $3,000
Build Indiana Council $3,000
Indiana Telephone Industry $2,800
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Indiana $2,500
Vectren Corp $2,500
Indiana Coal Council $2,500
Indiana Builders Association $2,000
Fairfield $2,000
Indianapolis Power & Light Co $2,000
Embarq $2,000
Comcast of Indiana & Michigan LLC $2,000
Entertainment Software Association $2,000
Indiana Association of Realtors $2,000


Hershman has a wife, Lisa.

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