Edward DeLaney

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Edward DeLaney
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Indiana House of Representatives
District 86
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 7
Base salary$22,660.46/year
Per diem$152/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sState University of New York at Binghampton
Master'sState University of New York at Binghampton
J.D.Harvard Law School (1973)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Edward DeLaney is a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 86. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

DeLaney's professional experience includes working as an Attorney for Barnes Hickman Pantzer and Boyd, Adjunct Professor at the Indiana University School of Law at Bloomington, and founding and serving as an Attorney for Investigative Reporters and Editors, Incorporated. He served in the United States Navy.

Committee assignments


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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Courts and Criminal Code
Roads and Transportation


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


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


Legislative walkout

DeLaney 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.[1] 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.[1]

On March 7, 2011, House Minority Leader B. Patrick Bauer revealed the Democratic caucus' hideout to be the Comfort Suites in Urbana, Illinois.[2] 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.[3] 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.[2] 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.[2]

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.[4] Rep. Winfield Moses, Jr. (D) called the increase "a poke in the eye," and promised that it would do nothing to break the impasse.[5]

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.[3] 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.[3]

The Legislature ended up passing "right-to-work" legislation on February 1, 2012, becoming the 23rd state to do so. Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) signed the measure into law.[6]



See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

DeLaney won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 86. DeLaney ran unopposed in the May 8 Democratic primary and defeated Luke Bosso (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 86, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEdward DeLaney Incumbent 60.1% 20,897
     Republican Luke Bosso 39.9% 13,879
Total Votes 34,776


See also:Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

DeLaney defeated Republican candidate Kurt Weber by a margin of 11,133 to 9,687 to win re-election. [9] The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

In the May 4th primary, DeLaney ran unopposed and received 3,367 votes. [10]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 86 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Edward DeLaney (D) 11,133
Kurt Weber (R) 9,687


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Edward DeLaney won election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 86 receiving 18,533 votes, ahead of Republican Adam Nelson who received 12,671 votes.[11]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 86 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Edward DeLaney (D) 18,533
Adam Nelson (R) 12,671

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, DeLaney collected $103,147 in donations. The top contributors are as follows:[12]


In 2008, DeLaney collected $310,239 in donations.[13]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Democrat Party $106,147
Indiana State Teachers Association $32,000
Pat Bauer for State Representative $15,000
Indiana House Democratic Caucus $14,044
Indiana Association of Realtors $5,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $5,000
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $4,500
Pam Testa $4,415
Russell Stilwell $3,000
Jaek LLC $2,800
International Union of Painters & Allied Trades $2,500
DeLaney & DeLaney LLC $2,185
AFSCME Council 62 $2,000
Anne N. Deprez $2,000
Indiana State Auto Workers $2,000
Larry Reuben $1,500
Steven C. Crane $1,500
Alice Schloss $1,500
Ann M. DeLaney $1,446
Kathleen A. DeLaney $1,250


DeLaney is a member of the Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Indianapolis Bar Association, International Senior Lawyers, Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, and President of the Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish Council.[14]

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