Sue Errington

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Sue Errington
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Indiana House of Representatives District 34
In office
November 7, 2012-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$22,616.46/year
Per diem$152/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Appointed byNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Indiana State Senate District 26
Sue Errington is a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing District 34. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012. She previously served in the Indiana State Senate from 2006 to 2010.

Errington earned her Bachelor's degree from Indiana University and her M.A. from the University of Michigan. Her professional experience includes working as a spanish teacher, and Public Policy Director for Planned Parenthood of Indiana.

Committee assignments


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

Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013
Environmental Affairs
Public Policy


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



See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Errington won election in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 34. Errington defeated Karen Brand and David Walker in the May 8 Democratic primary[1] and defeated Brad Oliver (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSue E. Errington 67.6% 13,070
     Republican Brad Oliver 32.4% 6,251
Total Votes 19,321

Indiana House of Representatives, District 34 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSue Errington 53% 2,863
David Walker 43.2% 2,335
Karen Brand 3.8% 205
Total Votes 5,403


See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2010

Errington lost to Republican candidate Doug Eckerty by a margin of 16,339 to 14,865 in the November 2 general election. [4]

In the May 4 primary election, Errington defeated opponents Lewis Coulter and Jeff Ellison with 6,510 votes. Coulter received 3,025 votes and Jeff Ellison received 1,329 votes. [5]


On November 7, 2006, Democrat Sue Errington won re-election to the Indiana State Senate District 26 receiving 18,276 votes, ahead of Republican Andrew Stillman Phipps receiving 14,507 votes, and Independent Pat Smith receiving 1,371 votes.[6]

Indiana State Senate, District 26 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sue Errington (D) 18,276
Andrew Stillman Phipps (R) 14,507
Pat Smith (I) 1,371

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Errington is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Errington raised a total of $610,491 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.[7]

Sue Errington's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Indiana State House, District 34 Won $81,885
2010 Indiana State Senate, District 26 Defeated $139,997
2008 Indiana State Senate, District 26 Not up for election $27,530
2006 Indiana State Senate, District 26 Won $264,659
1996 Indiana State House, District 35 Defeated $96,420
Grand Total Raised $610,491


Errington won election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Errington raised a total of $81,885.


In 2006, Errington collected $264,659 in donations.[8]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Democratic Party $123,737
Indiana State Teachers Association $12,000
Vi Simpson for State Senate CMTE $7,800
James Lewis for State Senate CMTE $5,000
Planned Parenthood of Indiana $5,000
Indiana Now $4,875
Emily S. List -NF Fund $2,500
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association $2,000
Indiana State AFL-CIO $1,600
Muncie Fire Fighters Local 1348 $1,500
Bren Simon $1,000
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 661 $1,000
Allie V. Craycraft $1,000
JB Black $1,000
CMTE to re-elect Senator Richard Young $1,000
John Broden $1,000
Sara Errington $1,000
National Association of Social Workers Indiana Chapter $1,000


Errington and her husband, Paul, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike White (D)
Indiana House of Representatives District 34
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Indiana State Senate District 26
Succeeded by
Doug Eckerty