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Carlin Yoder
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Indiana State Senate District 12
In office
Term ends
November 9, 2016
Years in position 7
Assistant Majority Caucus Chair, Indiana State Senate
Base salary$22,616.46/year
Per diem$152/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsNo
Bachelor'sIndiana University, South Bend
ProfessionOwner, Danceworks Academy
Office website
Carlin Yoder is a Republican member of the Indiana State Senate, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Yoder served as State Senate Assistant Majority Caucus Leader from 2011 to 2013.


Yoder earned his Bachelor's degree from Indiana University-South Bend. His professional experience includes working as co-owner of Danceworks Academy and Administrator for Clinton Christian School.

Committee assignments


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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chair
Education and Career Development


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


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



See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2012

Yoder won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana State Senate District 12. Yoder ran unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and defeated Jim Ball (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [1][2]

Indiana State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jim Ball 31.3% 13,206
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCarlin Yoder Incumbent 68.7% 28,933
Total Votes 42,139


On November 4, 2008, Republican Carlin Yoder won re-election to the Indiana State Senate District 12 receiving 27,496 votes, ahead of Democrat Donald Metzler-Smith receiving 16,569 votes.[3]

Indiana State Senate, District 12 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Carlin Yoder (R) 27,496
Donald Metzler-Smith (D) 16,569

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Yoder is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Yoder raised a total of $166,326 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.[4]

Carlin Yoder's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State Senate, District 12 Won $75,097
2010 Indiana State Senate, District 12 Not up for election $17,400
2008 Indiana State Senate, District 12 Won $73,829
Grand Total Raised $166,326


Yoder won re-election to the Indiana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Yoder raised a total of $75,097.
Indiana State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Carlin Yoder's campaign in 2012
Indiana Republican Party$9,127
Vision Concepts$5,500
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives$4,000
Indiana Deer & Elk Farmers$3,500
Associated Builders & Contractors of Indiana$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$75,097
Source: Follow the Money


In 2008, Yoder collected $73,829 in donations.[5]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Danceworks Academy $15,591
Indiana Republican Party $15,417
Marvin D. Riegsecker $5,000
Indiana Senate Majority Campaign CMTE $5,000
Key Motor Co $2,500
Regan Inc. $2,000
AWT Inc. $2,000
David Long $2,000
John Regan $2,000
AT&T $1,250
All Children Matter $1,000
Rieth-Riley Const Pac $1,000
Liberty Mutual Insurance $1,000
Marlin A. Stutzman $1,000
John Regan $1,000
National Federation of Independent Business $1,000


Yoder and his wife, Jayme, have three children.

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