Dan Stevenson, Sr.
|Dan Stevenson, Sr.|
|Indiana House of Representatives|
|1994 - 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 8, 1994|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Date of birth||August 16, 1959|
|Profession||Steelworker, Inland Steel|
Stevenson is a steelworker at Inland Steel.
He is a member of Fairmeadow Community Church of the Nazarene, Hessville Democratic Club, and United Steel Workers of America Local #1010.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Stevenson served on these committees:
- Environmental Affairs
- Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation
- Utilities and Energy, Ranking Minority Member
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Stevenson served on these committees:
- Commerce, Energy, Technology and Utilities
- Environmental Affairs (Vice Chair)
- Interstate and International Cooperation
Stevenson 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. 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.
On March 7, 2011, House Minority Leader B. Patrick Bauer revealed the Democratic caucus' hideout to be the Comfort Suites in Urbana, Illinois. 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. 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. 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.
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. Rep. Winfield Moses, Jr. (D) called the increase "a poke in the eye," and promised that it would do nothing to break the impasse.
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. 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.
In the May 4 primary election, Stevenson defeated Paul Krizman by a margin of 3,159 to 1,225 votes.
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 11 General Election (2010)|
|Dan Stevenson, Sr. (D)||7,417|
|Cy Huerter (R)||5,205|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Dan Stevenson Sr. won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 11 receiving 14,560 votes, ahead of Republican Cyril B. Huerter who received 6,798 votes.
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 11 (2008)|
|Dan Stevenson Sr. (D)||14,560|
|Cyril B. Huerter (R)||6,798|
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 11 (2006)|
|Dan Stevenson, Sr. (D)||8,053|
In 2010, Stevenson collected $38,875 in donations. The top contributors are as follows:
|Indiana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Dan Stevenson, Sr.'s campaign in 2010|
|Indiana Association Of Realtors||$2,000|
|Indianapolis Power & Light Co||$1,250|
|Total Raised in 2010||$38,875|
In 2008, Stevenson collected $28,305 in donations.
Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
|Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives||$1,500|
|Indiana Beverage Alliance||$1,000|
|US Steel Corp||$1,000|
|United Steel Paper & Forestry Rubber Manufacturing Energy Allied Industrial & Service Workers International||$1,000|
|Indianapolis Power & Light Co||$1,000|
|Indiana Builders Association||$1,000|
In 2006, Stevenson collected $30,249 in donations.
Listed below are the top 5 contributors to his campaign.
|Steelworkers Local 1010||$1,050|
|Indiana Motor Truck Association||$1,000|
|US Steel Corp.||$1,000|
|Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives||$1,000|
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- Indiana House of Representatives - Rep. Dan Stevenson, Sr.
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Watchdog Indiana Candidate Ratings
- Campaign contributions: 2006, 2008, 2006, 2004
- Dan Stevenson on LinkedIn
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Stevenson
- IndyStar.com, "Indiana Democrats trigger Statehouse showdown over anti-union legislation," February 22, 2011
- Fox 59, "Fines begin for absent House Democrats," March 7, 2011
- The Wall Street Journal, "Pressure Mounts on Absent Democrats in Wisconsin, Indiana," March 3, 2011
- IndyStar.com, "Dems' walkout drags on, among nation's longest," March 23, 2011
- WFIE.com, "Indiana Republicans say they're done negotiating," March 17, 2011
- Reuters, "Indiana becomes 23rd "right-to-work" state," February 1, 2012
- Indiana Secretary of State, "2010 Official General Election Results," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "2010 Official Primary Election Results," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "2008 Official election results," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "2006 Official election results," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana House 2010 Donors
- Stevenson Campaign Donors
- 2006 Campaign Donors
|Indiana House of Representatives District 11
| Succeeded by|
Rick Niemeyer (R)
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