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Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Majority controlCampaign contributions
QualificationsTerm limitsImpact of Redistricting

State Legislative Election Results

List of candidates
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Indiana House of Representatives2012 Indiana Senate Elections
Elections for the office of Indiana House of Representatives were held in Indiana on November 6, 2012. All 100 seats were up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was February 10, 2012 for major party candidates. Third party candidates were required to file to run for election by July 2, 2012. The primary election day was May 8, 2012.

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2012 and State legislative elections, 2012
Map of Indiana House Districts with less than 10% party registration differential before and after the 2010 redistricting. A total of 13 legislative districts meet the criteria after 2010.

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Indiana

In Indiana, redistricting plans are passed as legislation and signed by the governor. If legislators fail to meet the deadline, as special committee is formed to complete the maps.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Indiana's population increased from 6.08 million to 6.48 million between 2000 and 2010.[1] The population growth was not evenly distributed, however. The areas around Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne grew significantly, while rural areas along both the northern and southern borders grew in population as well. Rural areas in the west and central parts of the state north of Indianapolis generally lost population, as did the city of Gary.[2]

On April 11, 2011, the Republican-controlled legislature released its proposed redistricting plans. Overall, the plans were perceived to benefit state Republicans. In the Indiana House of Representatives, eight of the new districts had no incumbent while 10 were home to two incumbents. Of these 10, three paired Republicans, three paired Democrats, and four paired Republicans and Democrats. Although some of these changes may have been politically motivated, demographic changes over the last decade also favored Republicans. 21 of the 30 old house districts that lost population were controlled by Democrats. Prior to final passage on April 27, the legislature modified the house redistricting plan, redrawing a district that paired Democratic incumbents. Governor Mitch Daniels (R) signed the redistricting bill on May 10, 2011.[3]

According to a report in Governing Magazine, the new House map was drawn to make it nearly impossible for Democrats to control the lower chamber.[4]

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Indiana House of Representatives:

Indiana House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 40 31
     Republican Party 60 69
Total 100 100


Incumbents retiring

A total of 19 incumbents did not run for re-election in 2012. Those incumbents were:

Name Party Current Office
Craig Fry Electiondot.png Democratic House District 5
Dan Stevenson, Sr. Electiondot.png Democratic House District 11
Chester Dobis Electiondot.png Democratic House District 13
Nancy Dembowski Electiondot.png Democratic House District 17
Richard McClain Ends.png Republican House District 24
Jeb Bardon Electiondot.png Democratic House District 25
Dennis Tyler Electiondot.png Democratic House District 34
Scott Reske Electiondot.png Democratic House District 37
Floyd Grubb Electiondot.png Democratic House District 42
Ralph Foley Ends.png Republican House District 47
Richard Dodge Ends.png Republican House District 51
David Yarde, II Ends.png Republican House District 52
Tom Knollman Ends.png Republican House District 55
David Cheatham Electiondot.png Democratic House District 69
Jeffrey Espich Ends.png Republican House District 82
Phillip Hinkle Ends.png Republican House District 92
Mary Ann Sullivan Electiondot.png Democratic House District 97
William Crawford Electiondot.png Democratic House District 98
John Day Electiondot.png Democratic House District 100

Campaign contributions

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state house in Indiana in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state house races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[5]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 254 $19,009,965
2008 225 $17,009,173
2006 218 $19,440,487
2004 217 $12,530,927
2002 228 $9,717,739

In 2010, the total amount of contributions raised in state house elections was $19,009,965. The top 10 donors were: [6]

Donor Amount
Indiana House Democratic Caucus $2,186,252
Aiming Higher PAC $1,354,920
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Indiana $1,254,335
Indiana Democratic Party $1,053,030
Hoosiers for Economic Growth $861,491
Indiana State Teachers Association $700,500
Indiana Republican Party $606,611
Indiana Chamber of Commerce $596,880
White, Dean V $300,000
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $203,050

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Indiana House of Representatives, a candidate must:[7][8]

  • Be a United States citizen at the time of the election
  • Have resided in Indiana for at least two (2) years and in the house district for at least one (1) year before the election
  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years old upon taking office

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • Linda C. Lawson: 3,661 Approveda - Incumbent Lawson first assumed office in 1998.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyLinda C. Lawson: 14,457 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyEarl L. Harris: 19,042 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyCharlie Brown: 19,291 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Ed Soliday: 5,218 Approveda - Incumbent Soliday first assumed office in 2006.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyGreg Simms: 14,010
Republican PartyEd Soliday: 14,971 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Incumbent Democrat Craig Fry did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyJerod Warnock: 10,903
Republican PartyDale R. DeVon: 14,996 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyB. Patrick Bauer: 17,440 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyDavid L. Niezgodski: 14,932 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyMark Peter Telloyan: 11,054

District 8

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • Ryan M. Dvorak: 2,789 Approveda - Incumbent Dvorak first assumed office in 2002.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ryan M. Dvorak: 14,550 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Richard Pfeil: 12,015

District 9

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • Scott D. Pelath: 3,561 Approveda - Incumbent Pelath first assumed office in 1998.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyScott D. Pelath: 17,172 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyDan Granquist: 7,545

District 10

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyCharles "Chuck" Moseley: 19,133 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Incumbent Democrat Dan Stevenson, Sr. did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyJohn T. Hart: 10,307
Republican PartyRick Niemeyer: 16,295 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyMara Candelaria Reardon: 14,584 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyWilliam I. Fine: 12,502

District 13

Incumbent Democrat Chester Dobis did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyMark Straw: 10,246
Republican PartySharon Negele: 14,727 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyVernon G. Smith: 19,308 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Incumbent Republican Donald Lehe won re-election in District 25.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyThomas C. O'Donnell: 13,380
Republican PartyHarold Slager: 13,934 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyRichard W. Ludington: 10,029
Republican PartyDouglas L. Gutwein: 14,409 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Incumbent Democrat Nancy Dembowski did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican PartyTimothy P. Harman: 18,159 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyChristopher (Chris) Wright: 7,318
Republican PartyDavid A. Wolkins: 17,263 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyShelli VanDenburgh: 15,380 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyRon Johnson: 12,353

District 20

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.

Note: Karen Salzer declared her candidacy after the primary.[10]

Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Tom Dermody: 4,323 Approveda - Incumbent Dermody first assumed office in 2006.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyKaren Salzer: 10,188
Republican PartyTom Dermody: 15,208 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:

Note: Jones withdrew from the race after the primary; no official vote count is available.

Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Timothy Wesco: 4,458 Approveda - Incumbent Wesco first assumed office in 2010.

Note: Randy L. Conner initially filed as a Republican but was disqualified from the ballot because he was filed as a Democrat in 2010.[11]

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican PartyTimothy Wesco: 15,084 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyJohn Bonitati: 5,787
Republican PartyRebecca Kubacki: 17,895 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyKerry "Worly" Worthington: 6,864
Republican PartyWilliam C. Friend: 14,473 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: Worthington suspended his campaign in September after being charged with drug-related offenses.[12]

District 24

Note: Incumbent Republican Richard McClain did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

Note: Kiefer C. Dobbs withdrew before the primary.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican PartySteven Braun: 26,048 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Note: Incumbent Democrat Jeb Bardon did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyShane Evans: 10,000
Republican PartyDonald J. Lehe: 15,468 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Randy Truitt Approveda - Incumbent Truitt first assumed office in 2008.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyRick Cornstuble: 8,844
Republican PartyRandy Truitt: 10,051 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • Sheila Klinker: 970 Approveda - Incumbent Klinker first assumed office in 1982.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartySheila Klinker: 10,742 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyChuck Hockema: 8,970

District 28

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican PartyJeffrey A. Thompson: 22,405 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian PartyJim Rainwater: 3,799

District 29

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican PartyKathy Kreag Richardson: 23,327 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Mike Karickhoff: 5,645 Approveda - Incumbent Karickhoff first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyChuck Sosbe: 12,101
Republican PartyMike Karickhoff: 14,207 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Kevin A. Mahan: 5,890 Approveda - Incumbent Mahan first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyKatie Morgan: 10,955
Republican PartyKevin A. Mahan: 12,383 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • P. Eric Turner: 7,978 Approveda - Incumbent Turner first assumed office in 1994.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican PartyP. Eric Turner: 20,914 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Bill Davis: 7,275 Approveda - Incumbent Davis first assumed office in 2004.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyAndy Schemenaur: 10,726
Republican PartyBill Davis: 14,669 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Incumbent Democrat Mike White did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartySue E. Errington: 13,070 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyBrad Oliver: 6,251

Note: Brad Oliver filed after the primary.[13]

District 35

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • L. Jack Lutz: 6,924 Approveda - Incumbent Lutz first assumed office in 1991.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyMelanie Wright: 14,229
Republican PartyL. Jack Lutz: 14,676 Green check mark transparent.png

District 36

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • Terri Jo Austin: 3,538 Approveda - Incumbent Austin first assumed office in 2002.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyTerri Jo Austin: 15,842 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyJames Lycan: 8,976

Note: James Lycan and Libertarian candidate Tomerial Brooks filed after the primary.[13] Brooks was later dropped from the official list of candidates.[14]

District 37

Incumbent Democrat Scott Reske did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican PartyTodd Huston: 23,735 Green check mark transparent.png

District 38

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican PartyHeath VanNatter: 19,066 Green check mark transparent.png

District 39

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Jerry Torr: 9,987 Approveda - Incumbent Torr first assumed office in 1996.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican PartyJerry Torr: 26,432 Green check mark transparent.png
IndependentJohn Strinka: 2,862 (Socialist Party USA)

Note: Strinka was dropped from earlier versions of the official candidate list, but returned to the list prior to the election.[13][15]

District 40

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyJohn E. Follis, II: 9,771
Republican PartyGregory E. Steuerwald: 18,042 Green check mark transparent.png

District 41

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Tim Brown: 8,978 Approveda - Incumbent Brown first assumed office in 1994.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican PartyTim Brown: 20,147 Green check mark transparent.png

District 42

Incumbent Democrat Floyd Grubb did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyMark C. Spelbring: 12,682
Republican PartyAlan P. Morrison: 12,788 Green check mark transparent.png

District 43

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • Clyde Kersey: 3,977 Approveda - Incumbent Kersey first assumed office in 1996.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyClyde Kersey: 13,938 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyJohn Cunningham: 7,583

District 44

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • James Baird: 7,330 Approveda - Incumbent Baird first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyRichard Thompson: 8,459
Republican PartyJames Baird: 15,763 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: Thompson filed for candidacy on June 25, 2012, after the primary.

District 45

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • Kreg Battles: 4,249 Approveda - Incumbent Battles first assumed office in 2006.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyKreg Battles: 12,540 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyBruce Alan Borders: 12,465

District 46

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Bob Heaton: 5,335 Approveda - Incumbent Heaton first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyJames R. Mann, II: 10,771
Republican PartyBob Heaton: 14,630 Green check mark transparent.png

District 47

Incumbent Republican Ralph Foley did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.

Note: Chris Grider did not appear on the primary ballot, but is listed as a candidate for the general election ballot. He was selected for the ballot at a Democratic Caucus of precinct committeepersons on June 11, 2012.[10][16][17]

Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyChris Grider: 7,703
Republican PartyJohn Price: 18,543 Green check mark transparent.png

District 48

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.

Note: Dan Morrison did not appear on the primary ballot, but will appear as the Democratic candidate on the general election ballot.[10]

Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyDan Morrison: 8,139
Republican PartyTimothy Neese: 15,223 Green check mark transparent.png

District 49

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Wes Culver: 5,472 Approveda - Incumbent Culver first assumed office in 2008.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican PartyWes Culver: 16,419 Green check mark transparent.png

District 50

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyMike Wallin: 8,445
Republican PartyDaniel J. Leonard: 17,462 Green check mark transparent.png

District 51

Note: Incumbent Republican Richard Dodge did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyLon Keyes: 6,449
Republican PartyDennis J. Zent: 13,025 Green check mark transparent.png

District 52

Incumbent Republican David Yarde, II did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyCharles E. Odier: 7,448
Republican PartyBen Smaltz: 18,218 Green check mark transparent.png

District 53

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party May 8 Libertarian primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican PartyRobert W. Cherry: 18,019 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian PartyKim Brand: 5,621

District 54

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican PartyThomas E. Saunders: 15,842 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian PartyJeremiah Morrell: 5,834

District 55

Note: Incumbent Republican Tom Knollman did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyDavid Moeller: 9,747
Republican PartyCindy Meyer Ziemke: 14,974 Green check mark transparent.png

District 56

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • Phillip Pflum: 1,707 Approveda - Incumbent Pflum first assumed office in 2002.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyPhillip Pflum: 10,470
Republican PartyRichard Hamm: 11,568 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyWilliam Eric Atkinson: 11 (Write-in)
Libertarian PartyMark Brim: 1,414

District 57

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyD. Todd Day: 7,397
Republican PartySean R. Eberhart: 17,091 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian PartyPaul Bravard: 967

District 58

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Woody Burton: 6,700 Approveda - Incumbent Burton first assumed office in 1998.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican PartyWoody Burton: 19,015 Green check mark transparent.png

District 59

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Milo Smith: 6,655 Approveda - Incumbent Smith first assumed office in 2006.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican PartyMilo Smith: 18,376 Green check mark transparent.png

District 60

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • Peggy Welch: 1,871 Approveda - Incumbent Welch first assumed office in 1998.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyPeggy Welch: 12,886
Republican PartyPeggy Mayfield: 15,254 Green check mark transparent.png

District 61

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • Matt Pierce: 2,294 Approveda - Incumbent Pierce first assumed office in 2002.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyMatt Pierce: 17,329 Green check mark transparent.png

District 62

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyJeff Sparks: 12,477
Republican PartyMatthew A. Ubelhor: 13,993 Green check mark transparent.png

District 63

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Mark Messmer: 5,561 Approveda - Incumbent Messmer first assumed office in 2008.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican PartyMark Messmer: 20,615 Green check mark transparent.png

District 64

Incumbent Democrat Kreg Battles won re-election in House District 45.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyMark A. Norton: 12,255
Republican PartyThomas W. Washburne: 17,133 Green check mark transparent.png

District 65

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Eric A. Koch: 7,867 Approveda - Incumbent Koch first assumed office in 2002.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican PartyEric A. Koch: 19,233 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian PartyAl Cox: 3,799

Note: Libertarian Al Cox filed for candidacy after the May 8 primary.[10]

District 66

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • Terry Goodin: 4,716 Approveda - Incumbent Goodin first assumed office in 2000.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

Note: Justin Stevens filed to fill the vacant Republican slot on the ballot.[18]

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyTerry Goodin: 13,168 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyJustin Stevens: 12,021

District 67

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Randy Frye: 5,511 Approveda - Incumbent Frye first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyTom Cheek: 10,165
Republican PartyRandy Frye: 14,044 Green check mark transparent.png

District 68

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.

Note: Jake Hoog was nominated at a Democratic Party Caucus in June to fill the Democratic spot on the ballot.

Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Jud McMillin: 5,774 Approveda - Incumbent McMillin first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyJake Hoog: 8,943
Republican PartyJud McMillin: 19,068 Green check mark transparent.png

District 69

Incumbent Democrat David Cheatham did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyJim McCormick: 10,070
Republican PartyJim Lucas: 13,787 Green check mark transparent.png

District 70

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyTerry L. Miller: 12,828
Republican PartyRhonda J. Rhoads: 16,866 Green check mark transparent.png

District 71

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartySteven R. Stemler: 19,390 Green check mark transparent.png

District 72

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartySharon Grabowski: 13,557
Republican PartyEdward D. Clere: 16,177 Green check mark transparent.png

District 73

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Steve Davisson: 5,119 Approveda - Incumbent Davisson first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartySandra Blanton: 11,160
Republican PartySteve Davisson: 13,357 Green check mark transparent.png

District 74

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Sue Ellspermann: 3,814 Approveda - Incumbent Ellspermann first assumed office in 2010.
Note: Sue Ellspermann was selected as the official Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor, forcing her to withdraw from the race. Lloyd Arnold was named as a replacement at a Republican caucus.[19][20]

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyMichael Schriefer: 12,681
Republican PartyLloyd Arnold: 14,104 Green check mark transparent.png[20]

District 75

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Ron Bacon: 5,292 Approveda - Incumbent Bacon first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyKevin Derr: 11,260
Republican PartyRon Bacon: 15,210 Green check mark transparent.png

District 76

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Wendy McNamara: 4,151 Approveda - Incumbent McNamara first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyW. Trent Van Haaften: 11,750
Republican PartyWendy McNamara: 15,212 Green check mark transparent.png

District 77

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • Gail Riecken: 1,378 Approveda - Incumbent Riecken first assumed office in 2008.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyGail Riecken: 14,037 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyAlan Leibundguth: 7,775

District 78

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Suzanne Crouch: 5,051 Approveda - Incumbent Crouch first assumed office in 2005.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican PartySuzanne Crouch: 21,991 Green check mark transparent.png

District 79

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyMike Snyder: 8,728
Republican PartyMatthew S. Lehman: 17,762 Green check mark transparent.png

District 80

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • Phil GiaQuinta: 1,780 Approveda - Incumbent GiaQuinta first assumed office in 2006.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyPhil GiaQuinta: 16,577 Green check mark transparent.png

District 81

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyWinfield C. Moses, Jr.: 9,979
Republican PartyMartin Carbaugh: 11,681 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian PartyAlexander Avery: 937

District 82

Note: Incumbent Republican Jeffrey Espich did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyMike Wilber: 7,204
Republican PartyDavid L. Ober: 15,113 Green check mark transparent.png

District 83

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyJohn A. Good: 8,784
Republican PartyKathy Heuer: 22,673 Green check mark transparent.png

District 84

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Bob Morris: 6,856 Approveda - Incumbent Morris first assumed office in 2010.[21]

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyLee Jordan: 10,693
Republican PartyBob Morris: 18,193 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian PartyJames Hanson: 1,379

Note: Hanson filed for candidacy after the May 8 primary elections.[13]

District 85

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyEvan Smith: 7,112
Republican PartyPhyllis J. Pond: 16,522 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution PartyAudrey Queckboerner: 2,071

Note: Queckboerner filed for candidacy after the May 8, 2012 primary election.[13]

District 86

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyEdward O. DeLaney: 20,897 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyLuke Bosso: 13,879

District 87

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Cindy Noe: 8,051 Approveda - Incumbent Noe first assumed office in 2002.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyChristina Hale: 16,280 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyCindy Noe: 16,229

District 88

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.

Note: Brandon Perry filed for candidacy after the primary.[10]

Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Brian C. Bosma: 9,612 Approveda- Incumbent Bosma first assumed office in 1986.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyBrandon Perry: 11,000
Republican PartyBrian C. Bosma: 22,997 Green check mark transparent.png

District 89

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Cindy Kirchhofer: 5,118 Approveda - Incumbent Kirchhofer first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican PartyCindy Kirchhofer: 14,240 Green check mark transparent.png

District 90

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • Mike Speedy: 6,834 Approveda - Incumbent Speedy first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican PartyMike Speedy: 19,836 Green check mark transparent.png

District 91

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyMichael J. Blinn: 7,703
Republican PartyRobert W. Behning: 12,997 Green check mark transparent.png

District 92

Note: Incumbent Republican Phillip Hinkle did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyKarlee D. Macer: 12,277 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyTim Motsinger: 10,464

District 93

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyRyan Guillory: 8,625
Republican PartyDavid N. Frizzell: 17,245 Green check mark transparent.png

District 94

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyCherrish S. Pryor: 21,663 Green check mark transparent.png
IndependentRonald Haldeman: 752 (Socialist Party)

Note: Haldeman filed for candidacy on July 2, 2012, after the May 8, 2012 primary.[13]

District 95

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
  • John Bartlett: 4,507 Approveda - Incumbent Bartlett first assumed office in 2008.
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyJohn Bartlett: 20,135 Green check mark transparent.png

District 96

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyGregory W. Porter: 25,213 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyKarl Scharnberg: 3,936
Libertarian PartyWes Bishop: 1,142

District 97

Note: Incumbent Democrat Mary Ann Sullivan did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyJustin Moed: 8,325 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyAJ Feeney-Ruiz: 5,961

District 98

Incumbent Democrat William Crawford did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyRobin Shackleford: 18,521 Green check mark transparent.png

District 99

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyVanessa J. Summers: 19,707 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyDavid T. Blank: 3,942

District 100

Note: Incumbent Democrat John Day did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party May 8 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 8 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan Forestal: 11,051 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Scott Keller: 7,073
Libertarian Party James Nease: 882

See also

External links

References

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  3. News and Tribune, "Proposed redistricting maps would shift district lines around the state," April 11, 2011
  4. Governing "Redistricting’s Impact on State Legislatures in 2012," September 14, 2011
  5. Follow the Money, Indiana
  6. Follow the Money: "Indiana House 2010 Campaign Contributions"
  7. 2010 Candidate Guide - Qualifications for House of Representatives
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  12. onpolitix, "Worthington suspends campaign," September 19, 2012
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  16. Indiana Secretary of State: Elections Division, "Elections Results: Indiana Primary Election, May 8, 2012," retrieved July 7, 2012
  17. Grider for State Representative, "Indiana House District 47 Race Heats Up," June 11, 2012
  18. WORX, "Stevens fills G.O.P. vacancy as candidate for 66th district representative," July 6, 2012
  19. WIBC, "Picks for Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State Mean Ballot Shuffle," June 20, 2012
  20. 20.0 20.1 WBIC, "Republicans Name Ellspermann's Replacement on Ballot for State House," 13 July 2012
  21. Journal Gazette "Morris faces scorn but no primary foe," February 22, 2012