Brent Steele

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Brent Steele
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Indiana State Senate District 44
In office
Term ends
November 9, 2016
Years in position 11
Minority Whip
Base salary$22,616.46/year
Per diem$152/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsNo
Prior offices
Indiana House of Representatives
Bachelor'sIndiana University
J.D.Indiana University School of Law
OtherBowhay Institute, Milwaukee
Date of birthAugust 25, 1947
ProfessionAttorney, Steele & Steele, LLC
Office website
Brent Steele (b. August 25, 1947) is a Republican member of the Indiana State Senate, representing District 44 and serving as Assistant Majority Leader. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. He previously served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1995 to 2002.

Steele earned his B.S. in the School of Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1969 and his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law in 1972. His professional experience includes working as a Local Coordinator for Senator Lugar, Licensed Indiana Broker, Licensed Indiana Insurance Agent, Partner of Steele, Steele, McSoley and McSoley, and partner for Steele and Steele.

Committee assignments


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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Corrections and Criminal Law
Financial Institutions
Judiciary, Chair
Rules and Legislative Procedure


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


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



See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2012

Steele won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana State Senate District 44. Steele ran unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Indiana State Senate, District 44, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrent Steele Incumbent 100% 38,691
Total Votes 38,691


On November 4, 2008, Republican Brent Steele won re-election to the Indiana State Senate District 44 receiving 29,676 votes, ahead of Democrat Matthew Colglazier receiving 19,297 votes.[4]

Indiana State Senate, District 44 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brent Steele (R) 29,676
Matthew Colglazier (D) 19,297

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2008, Steele collected $147,746 in donations.[5]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Republican Party $60,510
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $7,000
David C. Long for State Senate $5,000
Indiana Senate Majority Campaign CMTE $4,186
Indiana Bankers Association $3,500
Indiana Cable Telecommunications Association $2,500
Insurance Institute of Indiana $2,500
Coventry First $2,000
Indiana Land Title Association $2,000
Indiana Association of Realtors $2,000
Montgomery Capital $2,000
Duke Energy $1,550
AT&T $1,500
Comcast $1,500
William Morgan Oliver $1,500
Build Indiana Council $1,400
Indiana Multi-Family Housing $1,000
Capital Pac of Indiana $1,000
Indiana State Association of Health Underwriters $1,000
Liberty Mutual Insurance $1,000


Steele and his wife, Sally, have four children.

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