Jean Leising

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Jean Leising
Jean Leising.jpg
Indiana State Senate District 42
In office
Term ends
November 9, 2016
Senate Assistant Majority Whip
Base salary$22,616.46/year
Per diem$152/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1988
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsNo
High schoolSunman High School
Bachelor'sGood Samaritan School of Nursing
Date of birthJanuary 10, 1949
Place of birthLawrenceville, Indiana
ProfessionFarm owner, travel agent, and retired nurse
Office website
Campaign website
Jean Leising (b. January 10, 1949) is a Republican member of the Indiana State Senate, representing District 42. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008 and previously served a term from 1988 to 1996.

Leising earned her R.N. from Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in 1969. Her professional experience includes working as an Industrial Nurse for Federal-Mogul, and self-employed farm owner/operator.

Committee assignments


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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Education and Career Development
Environmental Affairs
Health and Provider Services


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


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



See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2012

Leising won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana State Senate District 42. Leising ran unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Indiana State Senate, District 42, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJean Leising Incumbent 100% 37,152
Total Votes 37,152


On November 4, 2008, Republican Jean Leising won the election to the Indiana State Senate District 42 receiving 31,986 votes, ahead of Democrat Warren Goodrich receiving 15,575 votes.[3]

Indiana State Senate, District 42 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jean Leising (R) 31,986
Warren Goodrich (D) 15,575

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2008, Leising collected $125,341 in donations.[4]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Chamber of Commerce $37,901
Indiana Republican Party $10,922
Insurance Institute of Indiana $5,000
David C. Long for State Senate $2,000
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Indiana $2,000
Cathleen L. Rooney $2,000
Indiana Farm Bureau $2,000
Associated Builders & Contractors of Indiana $1,500
Shelby County Farm Bureau $1,500
James A. Purucker $1,368
W. August Hillenbrand $1,168
Rodgers Broadcasting $3,000
AT&T $1,000
Jeff Drozda for State Senate CMTE $1,000
Greg P. Thieman $1,000
National Federation of Independent Business $1,000
All Children Matter $1,000
Stewart & Irwin $1,000
Howard Eldridge $1,000
Kristin Sodrel $1,000


Leising and her husband, Frank Thompson, have four children.

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