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was a 2012 Democratic
candidate who sought election to the U.S. House
representing the 8th Congressional District
. He won the Democratic nomination and faced Republican incumbent Larry Bucshon
in the general election.
Crooks lost to Republican incumbent Larry Bucshon on November 6, 2012.
Crooks was born December 13, 1963 in Graysville, Indiana. 
- See also: Indiana's 8th congressional district elections, 2012
Crooks ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Indiana's 8th District. Crooks defeated Thomas Barnett, and William Bryk in the Democratic primary and was defeated by Republican incumbent Larry Bucshon in the November 6 general election.
|U.S. House, Indiana, District 8 Democratic Primary, 2012
| Thomas Barnett
| William Bryk
Crooks received endorsement from the Blue Dog Coalition on April 26, 2012.
Breakdown of the source of Drummond's campaign funds before the 2012 election.
Drummond lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Drummond's campaign committee raised a total of $980,010 and spent $980,015.
|U.S. House, Indiana, District 8, 2012 - Dave Crooks Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner
|Total Spent by Election Winner
|Top contributors to Dave Crooks's campaign committee|
|Communications Workers of America||$20,000
|Williams Brothers Health Care Pharmacy||$10,100|
|American Assn for Justice||$10,000|
|American Federation of Teachers||$10,000|
|American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees||$10,000
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Building Trade Unions||$69,950|
|Public Sector Unions||$63,500|