Brian Bosma

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Brian Bosma
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Indiana House of Representatives
District 88
In office
1986 - Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 29
Speaker of the House
Base salary$22,660.46/year
Per diem$152/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1986
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sPurdue University (1981)
J.D.Indiana University (1984)
Date of birthOctober 31, 1957
Place of birthBeech Grove, Indiana
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Personal website
Campaign website
Brian Bosma (b. October 31, 1957) is the Republican Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 88 since 1986.

Bosma is a Partner with Kroger Gardis and Regas Attorneys. He previously served as Legislative Advisor to the Indiana Department of Education, and Associate Attorney with Bingham Summers Welsh and Spilman.

He is a member of the Grace Community Church, Chair of the Section on Business Law of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Coach with Castleview Baptist Youth Sports League, and Director of Bosma Industries for the Blind.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013



See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bosma won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 88. Bosma ran unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and defeated Brandon Perry (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 88, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian C. Bosma Incumbent 67.6% 22,997
     Democratic Brandon Perry 32.4% 11,000
Total Votes 33,997


See also:Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bosma defeated Democratic candidate John Kunzer by a margin of 14,909 to 7,842 to win re-election. [4] The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

In the May 4th primary, Bosma ran unopposed and received 6,799 votes. [5]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 88 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Bosma (R) 14,909
John Kunzer (D) 7,842


On November 4, 2008, Republican Brian Bosma won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 88 receiving 22,602 votes, ahead of Democrat Terry Gingles Sr. who received 11,517 votes.[6]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 88 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Bosma (R) 22,602
Terry Gingles Sr. (D) 11,517


On November 7, 2006, Bosma won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 88.[7]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 88 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Bosma (R) 12,893
Susan Fuldauer (D) 7,041

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Bosma collected $893,253 in donations. The top contributors are as follows:[8]

Indiana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brian Bosma's campaign in 2010
White, Dean V$300,000
Zink Properties$36,000
Vision Concepts$28,500
Indiana Motor Truck Association$15,000
Total Raised in 2010 $893,253


In 2008, Bosma collected $634,755 in donations.[9]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Dean V. White $50,000
Zink Transportation Co. $17,500
Wal-Mart $13,000
Indiana Motor Truck Association $12,500
Indiana Hospital Association $12,500
National Wine & Spirits Corp $10,250
Baker & Daniels $10,000
Frank A. Hoffman $10,000
Indiana Multi-Family Housing $10,000
Indiana State Medical Association $8,500
Nisource $8,500
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $8,500
Indiana Association of Realtors $8,500
Keystone Group LLC $7,500
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Indiana $7,500
P.E. Macallister $7,500
UPS $7,500
Build Indiana Council $7,000
Indiana Beverage Alliance $6,500
US Steel Corp $6,000

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In 2002, Governing magazine named Bosma and Speaker John Gregg of the Indiana House of Representatives as two of eleven "Public Officials of the Year" for their collaboration in restructuring the state tax code.[10] Other honorees included New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. Each year since 1994, Governing has selected a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."[11]

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