Peter Visclosky

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Peter J. Visclosky
Peter J. Visclosky.jpg
U.S. House, Indiana, District 1
In office
January 3, 1985-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 30
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last election2010
First elected1984
Next general2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolAndrean High School
Bachelor'sIndiana University Northwest
Master'sGeorgetown University
J.D.Notre Dame Law School
Date of birthAugust 13, 1949
Place of birthGary, Indiana
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
Peter J. Visclosky campaign logo
Peter John "Pete" Visclosky (b. August 13, 1949) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Visclosky was elected by voters from Indiana's 1st congressional district. He is running for re-election in 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Visclosky is a "centrist Democrat".[1]


Visclosky was born in Gary, Indiana and graduated from Andrean High School in Merrillville. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana University Northwest, a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University. [2]


Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives



Political Positions

Percentage voting with the party

Peter J. Visclosky voted with the Democratic Party 88 of the time, which ranked 162 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[4]



See also: Indiana's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Visclosky is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Indiana's 1st District. Visclosky was unopposed in the Democratic primary and will face Republican Joel Phelps in the November 6 general election.[5]


On November 2, 2010, Visclosky won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Mark Leyva (R) and Jon Morris (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House of Representatives, Indiana's 1st Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter J. Visclosky Incumbent 58.6% 99,387
     Republican Mark Leyva 38.6% 65,558
     Libertarian Jon Morris 2.8% 4,762
Total Votes 169,707

Campaign donors


Peter J. Visclosky (2012)[7] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2012$566,855.19$83,986.42$(129,388.90)$521,452.71
Pre-Primary[9]April 27, 2012$521,452.71$9,250.00$(18,545.70)$512,157.01
Running totals


Breakdown of the source of Visclosky's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Visclosky won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Visclosky's campaign committee raised a total of $891,338 and spent $1,387,951 .[10]


Visclosky is married to Joanne Royce, and has two sons, John and Tim.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Katie Hall
U.S. House of Representatives - Indiana District 1
Succeeded by