Charles Moseley

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Charles Moseley
Chuck Moseley.jpg
Indiana House of Representatives
District 10
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 6
Base salary$22,660.46/year
Per diem$152/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchArmy National Guard
Office website
Charles Moseley is a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 10. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Moseley served in the Army National Guard.

Committee assignments


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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Employment, Labor and Pensions
Veterans Affairs and Public Safety


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


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


Legislative walkout

Moseley and 36 other Democratic representatives participated in a legislative walkout on February 22, 2011, in opposition to proposed legislation limiting union powers in Indiana. The Democratic departure left the House void of a quorum, leaving only 58 of the 67 representatives needed to establish a quorum.[1] Terri Austin, Steven Stemler and Vanessa Summers stayed behind to provide, if necessary, a motion and a seconding motion, which would enable them to stop any official business from proceeding should the Republicans try to do so.[1]

On March 7, 2011, House Minority Leader B. Patrick Bauer revealed the Democratic caucus' hideout to be the Comfort Suites in Urbana, Illinois.[2] According to the Indiana Constitution, Article 4, sections 11 and 14, the House may enforce fines and other methods to compel absent members to return. Beginning on March 7, 2011, each Democrat was subject to a fine of $250, to be withheld from future expense or salary payments, for each day they were not present in the statehouse.[3] Regarding their actual pay, House Speaker Brian Bosma announced that the 37 lawmakers were required to be physically present in the chambers to receive their per diem payment of $152/day.[2] This move came as a result of the approximated $40,000 in per diem payments automatically made to the legislators during their first seven days of absence. According to reports, the representatives promised to either return the money, or donate it to charity.[2]

March 22, 2011, marked the start of the fourth consecutive week of Democratic absenteeism, complete with an increased incentive to return. Governor Mitch Daniels and House Republicans upped the ante with daily fines increasing from $250/day to $350/day, effective March 21, 2011. Despite the increased penalties, Democratic resolve remained intact. House Minority Leader B. Patrick Bauer stated that Democrats "will remain steadfast" in their opposition to bills hurting wages and education in Indiana.[4] Rep. Winfield Moses, Jr. (D) called the increase "a poke in the eye," and promised that it would do nothing to break the impasse.[5]

The Democrats ended the standoff after 36 days, returning on March 28, 2011. The two sides agreed to compromise on a number of issues, including shelving the controversial "right-to-work" bill.[3] Although the Democrats returned with some of their demands met, their actions were not without consequence. Each absent member accrued a total of $3,500 in fines given by Republicans.[3]

The Legislature ended up passing "right-to-work" legislation on February 1, 2012, becoming the 23rd state to do so. Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) signed the measure into law.[6]



See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Moseley won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 10. Moseley ran unopposed in the May 8 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [7][8]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Moseley Incumbent 100% 19,133
Total Votes 19,133


See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Moseley defeated Republican candidate Kenneth Kaminski by a margin of 8,705 to 6,554 in the November 2 general election. [9]

In the May 4 primary election, Moseley ran unopposed and received 2,896 votes. [10]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 10 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Moseley (D) 8,705
Kenneth Kaminski (R) 6,554


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Charles Moseley won election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 10 receiving 17,337 votes, ahead of Republican Kenneth M. Kaminski who received 8,927 votes.[11]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 10 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Moseley (D) 17,337
Kenneth M. Kaminski (R) 8,927

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Moseley collected $57,350 in donations. The top contributors are as follows:[12]

Indiana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles Moseley's campaign in 2010
Boilermakers Local 374$3,400
Electrical Workers Local 21$2,700
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association$2,500
Ironworkers Local 395$2,000
Sheet Metal Workers Local 6787$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $57,350


In 2008, Moseley collected $43,065 in donations.[13]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Charles Moseley $5,000
Nitco $2,600
Circle R Electric $1,900
Dunes Shores Pac $1,500
Signature Properties Inc. $1,500
Circle R Electric $1,400
Electrical Workers Local 21 $1,000
Ironworkers Local 395 $1,000
Calumet Pac $1,000
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $1,000

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