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John Bartlett
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Indiana House of Representatives
District 95
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 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
John Bartlett is a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 95. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Committee assignments


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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Elections and Apportionment
Employment, Labor and Pensions
Family, Children and Human Affairs
Government and Regulatory Reform


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


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


Legislative walkout

Bartlett 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

Bartlett won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 95. Bartlett ran unopposed in the May 8 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 95, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Bartlett Incumbent 100% 20,135
Total Votes 20,135


See also:Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bartlett defeated Republican candidate Ray Shearer by a margin of 11,049 to 3,940. [9] The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

In the May 4th primary, Bartlett ran unopposed and received 3,071 votes. [10]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 95 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Bartlett (D) 11,049
Ray Shearer (R) 3,940


On November 4, 2008, Democrat John Bartlett won election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 95 receiving 21,985 votes, ahead of Republican Raymond Shearer who received 5,654 votes.[11]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 95 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Bartlett (D) 21,985
Raymond Shearer (R) 5,654

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bartlett is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Bartlett raised a total of $42,031 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 10, 2013.[12]

John Bartlett's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State House, District 95 Won $21,538
2010 Indiana State House, District 95 Won $11,893
2008 Indiana State House, District 95 Won $8,600
Grand Total Raised $42,031


Bartlett won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bartlett raised a total of $21,538.


In 2010, Bartlett collected $11,893 in donations. The top contributors are as follows:[13]


In 2008, Bartlett collected $8,600 in donations.[14]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana State Auto Workers $2,000
Dickinson for State Representative $1,500


Bartlett is Chair of the Civil Rights Council for United Auto Workers Region Three, President of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, President of the Devington Community Development Corporation of the Executive Committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and a Founding Member of the Sheridan Heights Associations for Neighborhood Enhancement.[15]

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