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|Indiana House of Representatives|
|2006 - present|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 7, 2006|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Profession||Niezgodski Plumbing, Inc|
Niezgodski's professional experience includes owning Niezgodski Plumbing, Incorporated.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Niezgodski served on the following committees:
|Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture and Rural Development|
|• Employment, Labor and Pensions|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Niezgodski served on these committees:
|Indiana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Elections and Apportionment|
|• Labor and Employment|
|• Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Niezgodski served on these committees:
|Indiana Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Elections and Apportionment, Vice-chair|
|• Labor and Employment, Chair|
|• Roads and Transportation|
Niezgodski 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.
Elections for the office of Indiana House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent David L. Niezgodski was unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated Mark Vogel (L) in the general election.
|Indiana House of Representatives 7, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||David L. Niezgodski Incumbent||75.8%||8,234|
Niezgodski won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 7. Niezgodski ran unopposed in the May 8 Democratic primary and defeated Mark Peter Telloyan (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 7, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||David L. Niezgodski Incumbent||57.5%||14,932|
|Republican||Mark Peter Telloyan||42.5%||11,054|
In the May 4 primary election, Niezgodski ran unopposed and received 2,792 votes.
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 7 General Election (2010)|
|David Niezgodski (D)||8,929|
|Gregory Dudeck (R)||7,785|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat David Niezgodski won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 7 receiving 14,588 votes, ahead of Republican Dan Herbster who received 10,026 votes.
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 7 (2008)|
|David Niezgodski (D)||14,588|
|Dan Herbster (R)||10,026|
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 7 (2006)|
|David L. Niezgodski (D)||12,285|
Comprehensive donor information for Niezgodski is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Niezgodski raised a total of $439,234 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.
|David Niezgodski's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Indiana State House, District 7||$129,781|
|2010||Indiana State House, District 7||$191,156|
|2008||Indiana State House, District 7||$94,275|
|2006||Indiana State House, District 7||$24,022|
|Grand Total Raised||$439,234|
2012Niezgodski won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Niezgodski raised a total of $129,781.
|Indiana House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to David Niezgodski's campaign in 2012|
|Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 172||$10,300|
|Indiana State Pipe Trades Association||$4,650|
|United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing And Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States And Canada||$4,000|
|Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 502||$4,000|
|Indiana Trial Lawyers Association||$4,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$129,781|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Niezgodski collected $191,156 in donations. The top contributors are as follows:
|Indiana House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to David Niezgodski's campaign in 2010|
|United Association Of Journeymen & Apprentices Of The Plumbing & Pipe Fitting Industry||$35,000|
|Plumbers & Steamfitters||$25,000|
|Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 172||$18,750|
|International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers||$15,100|
|Indiana Regional Council Of Carpenters||$8,900|
|Total Raised in 2010||$191,156|
In 2008, Niezgodski collected $94,275 in donations.
Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
|Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 172||$11,500|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$8,000|
|Indiana-Kentucky Regional Council of Carpenters||$6,500|
|Indiana State Teachers Association||$3,000|
|Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 502||$3,000|
|Auto Workers Region 3||$2,000|
|Sheet Metal Workers Local 20||$1,850|
|Indiana Trial Lawyers Association||$1,500|
|Krieg Devault LLP||$1,500|
|St. Joseph Calley Building & Construction Trades Council||$1,500|
|Professional Fire Fighters Union of Indiana||$1,350|
|Indiana Motor Truck Association||$1,250|
|Boilermakers Local 374||$1,250|
|Indiana Hospital Association||$1,100|
|Indiana Association of Realtors||$1,000|
|Electrical Workers Local 481||$1,000|
|Ironworkers Local 439||$1,000|
In 2006, Niezgodski collected $24,022 in donations.
Listed below are the top 5 contributors to his campaign.
|Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 172||$5,500|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$2,000|
|St. Joe Valley PHCC PAC Fund||$1,000|
Niezgodski is a Board Member and Trustee with Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 172 and a member of Saint John the Baptist Church. He served as Chair for the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District from 2001-2006.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term David + Niezgodski + Indiana + Legislature
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- Indiana House of Representatives - Rep. David Niezgodski
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Watchdog Indiana Candidate Ratings
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006
- 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, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed February 10, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 12, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed August 11, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "List of May 8, 2012, primary candidates," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, “Election Results – Indiana General Election, November 6, 2012,” accessed January 24, 2013
- 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
- followthemoney.org, "Niezgodski, David L," accessed September 9, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign donations," accessed March 6, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign donations," accessed March 6, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2006 Campaign donations," accessed March 6, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Political Summary," accessed March 6, 2014
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