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Dorothy "Sue" Landske

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Sue Landske
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Indiana State Senate District 6
In office
1984 - present
Term ends
November 3, 2014
Assistant President Pro Tempore
Base salary$22,616.46/year
Per diem$152/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1984
Next generalNovember 2014
Term limitsNo
Bachelor'sSt. Joseph's College, Indiana University
Master'sUniversity of Chicago
BirthdaySeptember 3, 1937
ProfessionBusiness owner
Office website
Sue Landske (b. September 3, 1937) is a Republican member of the Indiana State Senate, representing District 6 and serving as Assistant President Pro Tempore. She was first elected to the chamber in 1984. She served as Center Township Assessor from 1978 to 1984.

Landske earned her B.S. from St. Joseph's College and Indiana University, and her M.S. University of Chicago Graduate School. Her professional experience includes working as owner of Sue's Bridal House, and President of All Golfcar, Incorporated. She currently serves as a Colonel in the Indiana National Guard Reserve, a position she has held since 1999.

Committee assignments


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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Civil Law
Elections, Chair
Tax and Fiscal Policy


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


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



See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2010

Landske faced Democratic candidate Jim Metro and Libertarian candidate Charles E. Barman in the November 2 general election. Landske defeated Metro and Barman with 26,022 votes; Metro received 4,385 votes and Barman received 1,425 votes. [1]

Landske ran unopposed in the May 4 Republican primary. [2]

Indiana State Senate, District 1 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dorothy "Sue" Landske (R) 26,022 66.8%
Jim Metro (D) 11,533 29.6%
Charles E. Barman 1,425 3.7%


On November 7, 2006, Republican Sue Landske won re-election to the Indiana State Senate District 6 receiving 20,431 votes, ahead of Democrat John Greaves receiving 11,946 votes.[3]

Indiana State Senate, District 6 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sue Landske (R) 20,431
John Greaves (D) 11,946

Campaign donors


In 2010, Landske received $66,608 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Indiana State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dorothy "Sue" Landske's campaign in 2010
Hoosiers For Economic Growth$5,000
Mike Pence Cmte$2,500
Cmte To Elect Connie Lawson State Senator$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $66,608


In 2008, a year Landske was not up for re-election, she collected $22,839 in donations.[5]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Commitee to re-elect Sue Landske $12,389
US Steel Corp $1,000
Comcast $1,000


In 2006, Landske collected $81,038 in donations.[6]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Republican Party $5,691
Wal-Mart $4,000
Build Indiana Council $3,000
AT&T $3,000
Indiana Motor Truck Association $2,500
Midlake Rep Womens Club $2,395
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $2,250
Indiana Credit Union League $1,300


In 2002, Landske collected $40,992 in donations while winning re-election.[7]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana state Medical Association $3,250
Tech Credit Union $1,300
Indiana Credit Union League $1,150


In 1998, Landske collected $41,342 in donations while winning re-election.[8]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Tech Credit Union $2,600
Indiana Optometric Association $1,600
Indiana Credit Union League $1,100


Landske and her husband, William, have five children.

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