Dennis Kruse (Indiana)

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Dennis Kruse
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Indiana State Senate District 14
Incumbent
In office
2004 -present
Term ends
November 3, 2014
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$22,616.46/year
Per diem$152/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 2014
Term limitsNo
Prior offices
Indiana House of Representatives District 51
1989-2004
Education
High schoolAuburn High School, Leo High School
Bachelor'sIndiana University
OtherPurdue University Life Insurance Institute
Personal
ProfessionAuctioneer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dennis Kruse (b. October 7, 1946) is a Republican member of the Indiana State Senate, representing District 14. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2004. He served as a Township Trustee for Jackson Township of DeKalb County from 1983 to 1999 and in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1989 to 2004.

Kruse earned his B.S. from Indiana University in 1970 and his G.R.I. and C.A.I. from Indiana University in 1974 and 1979, respectively. His professional experience includes working as a Real Estate Broker, Assistant to Corporate Officers at Ambassador Steel, Owner/President of Dennis Kruse and Associates, Auctioneering and Real Estate, Auctioneer for Kruse International, Collector Car Auctioneers, and Auctioneer/Owner of Reppert School of Auctioneering.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Education and Career Development, Chair
Pensions and Labor
Rules and Legislative Procedure
Utilities

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2010

Kruse won re-election to the 14th district seat on November 2. Kruse ran unopposed. [1] Kruse ran unopposed in the Republican primary election on May 4th.[2]

Indiana State Senate, District 14 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Kruse (R) 31,525 100%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican Dennis Kruse won re-election to the Indiana State Senate District 14. He ran unopposed receiving 28,162 votes.[3]

Indiana State Senate, District 14 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Kruse (R) 28,162

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Kruse received $53,525 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Indiana State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dennis Kruse (Indiana)'s campaign in 2010
Hoosiers For Economic Growth$3,000
Comcast$2,500
Zuffa LLC$2,000
Indiana Statewide Association Of Rural Electric Cooperatives$2,000
Indiana Bankers Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $53,525

2008

In 2008, a year Kruse was not up for re-election, she collected $7,250 in donations.[5]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
New Millennium Building Systems $1,000
Indiana Builders Association $500
Dupont $500
Michelin North America $500
Indiana Coal Council $500
Insurance Institute of Indiana $500
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $500

2006

In 2006, Kruse collected $7,150 in donations.[6]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Insurance Institute of Indiana $1,000
AT&T $1,000

2002

In 2002, Kruse collected $6,798 in donations while winning re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives.[7]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Optometric Association $500
Abassador Steel $500
Indiana Health Care Association $500
Indiana Builders Association $500
Insurance Institute of Indiana $500
Indiana Association of Realtors $500

1998

In 1998, Kruse collected $2,670 in donations while winning re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives.[8]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Health Care Association $500
Indiana Optometric Association $500
Indiana Bankers Association $250

Personal

Kruse and his wife, Kay, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Indiana State Senate District 14
2004–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Indiana House of Representatives District 51
1989-2004
Succeeded by
Richard Dodge (R)