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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=97188 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=81562 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71030 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=9387 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=31295 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=60700 1998], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30808 1994]  
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Merritt/1310406206 Jim Merritt on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Merritt/1310406206 Jim Merritt on Facebook]

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James Merritt
Jim Merritt JR.jpg
Indiana State Senate District 31
Incumbent
In office
1990-present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 24
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$22,616.46/year
Per diem$152/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 2014
Term limitsNo
Education
Bachelor'sIndiana University
Personal
BirthdayJuly 28, 1959
ProfessionVice President of Corporate Affairs, Indiana Railroad Company
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James Merritt (b. July 28, 1959) is a Republican member of the Indiana State Senate, representing District 31 and serving as Majority Caucus Chair. He was first elected to the chamber in 1990.

Biography

Merritt earned his B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University in 1981. His professional experience includes working as the President of Circle Financial Corporation.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs
Joint Rules
Public Policy
Rules and Legislative Procedure
Utilities, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Indiana State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent James W. Merritt, Jr. defeated Crystal D. LaMotte in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

Indiana State Senate, District 31 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Merritt, Jr. Incumbent 74% 6,035
Crystal D. LaMotte 26% 2,118
Total Votes 8,153

2010

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2010

Merritt defeated Democratic candidate Frank Anderson and Libertarian candidate Benjamin Hale with 16,545 votes; Anderson received 14,187 votes and Hale received 827 votes.[3]

In the May 4 primary election, Merritt ran unopposed.[4]

Indiana State Senate, District 31 General Election 2010
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Merritt, Jr. (R) 16,545 52.4%
Frank Anderson (D) 14,187 45%
Benjamin Hale (L) 827 2.6%

2006

See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican James Merritt won re-election to the Indiana State Senate District 31 receiving 15,465 votes, ahead of Democrat Russell Leroy Brown receiving 13,190 votes.[5]

Indiana State Senate, District 31 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Merritt (R) 15,465
Russell Leroy Brown (D) 13,190

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Merritt received $554,880 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Indiana State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Merritt, Jr.'s campaign in 2010
Senate Majority Campaign Cmte Of Indiana$137,907
Indiana Republican Party$85,196
Aiming Higher PAC$40,000
David Long For State Senate$27,000
Indiana Chamber Of Commerce$21,000
Total Raised in 2010 $554,880

2008

In 2008, a year Merritt was not up for re-election, he collected $106,075 in donations.[7]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Vision Concepts $5,000
Wal-Mart $3,500
Duke Energy $3,500

2006

In 2006, Merritt collected $176,006 in donations.[8]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Republican Party $67,880
Citizens for Bob Garton $10,000
Indiana Association of Realtors $5,000
Build Indiana Council $4,000
Indiana Chamber of Commerce $3,500
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $3,500
Duke Energy $2,500
Vision Concepts $2,500

2002

In 2002, Merritt collected $31,008 in donations while winning re-election.[9]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Harco Sand & Gravel $3,500
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $1,500
Indiana Association of Realtors $1,250
Ameritech $1,250

1998

In 1998, Merritt collected $26,131 in donations while winning re-election.[10]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
In Friends of rural Electrification-Fore $1,000
Committee to Elect Jim Koppin $1,000
Insurance Institute of Indiana $1,000

Personal

Merritt and his wife, Kelley, have three children.

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