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Joseph Pearson

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Joseph Pearson
Indiana House of Representatives District 31
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Farmer
Joseph Pearson was a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing the 31st District from 2008-2010.

Pearson served as Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture with the State of Indiana from 1995-2005. He is a farmer with Pearson Brothers Grain.[1]

Committee assignments




See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Pearson lost to Republican candidate Kevin Mahan by a margin of 7,111 to 6,121 in the November 2 general election. [2]

In the May 4 primary election, Pearson ran unopposed and received 1,950 votes. [3]


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Joseph Pearson won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 31 receiving 10,508 votes, ahead of Republican Timothy Harris who received 10,040 votes.[4]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 31 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Pearson (D) 10,508
Timothy Harris (R) 10,040

Campaign donors


In 2008, Pearson collected $357,343 in donations.[5]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Democratic Party $176,392
Indiana House Democratic Caucus $70,178
Indiana State Teachers Association $13,000
Pat Bauer for State Representative $11,000
EDUPAC $9,000
Russ Stilwell for State Representative $6,000
Jay-Ran-Del-Pac $5,000
Stilwell Russ for State Representative $3,500
Raintree Pac $3,000
Communications Workers District 4 $3,000
International Union of Painters & Allied Trades $2,500
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $2,500
5th District Democratic Central Committee $2,000
Indiana State Auto Workers $2,000
Circle Northeast Pac $2,000
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees $2,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $1,500
Adams-Wells-Allen Pac $1,500
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 661 $1,000
GiaQuinta for State Representative $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Indiana House of Representatives District 31
Succeeded by
Kevin Mahan