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Michael Karickhoff

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Michael Karickhoff
Mike Karickhoff.jpg
Indiana House of Representatives
District 30
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 5
Base salary$22,660.46/year
Per diem$152/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri
ProfessionExecutive Director of Facilities
Office website
Michael Karickhoff is a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Karickhoff earned his B.S. in Recreation and Park Administration from the University of Missouri. His professional experience includes working as facilities director of Ivy Tech Community College head of the Kokomo, IN Parks and Recreation Department, and assistant director and then director of the Hannibal, MO Parks and Recreation Department.

Committee assignments


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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources
Ways and Means


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



See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Karickhoff won re-election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 30. Karickhoff ran unopposed in the May 8 Republican primary and defeated Chuck Sosbe (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Karickhoff Incumbent 54% 14,207
     Democratic Chuck Sosbe 46% 12,101
Total Votes 26,308


Karickhoff has received endorsements from Indiana Manufacturers Association, Inc, [3] Indiana Chamber of Commerce, [4] the NFIB,[5] Indiana Right to Life, [6] Indiana Multi Family Housing, [7] and the Realtor Political Action Committee, [8].[9]


See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Karickhoff defeated Democratic incumbent Ron Herrell by a margin of 8,388 to 7,570 in the November 2 general election. [10]

In the May 4 primary election, Karickhoff ran unopposed and received 4,159 votes. [11]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Karickhoff (R) 8,388
Ron Herrell (D) 7,570

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Karickhoff raised $244,326 in contributions. [12]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Aiming Higher PAC $120,052
Indiana Republican Party $28,056
Hoosiers For Economic Growth $20,400
Indiana Chamber Of Commerce $17,082


Karickhoff and his wife, Kelly, have four children.

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Preceded by
Ron Herrell
Indiana House District 30
Succeeded by