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Indiana House of Representatives

Indiana House of Representatives
Indiana General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
New session started
January 6, 2015
Brian C. Bosma (R)
Since November 16, 2010
Majority Leader
Judson McMillin (R)
Since November 18, 2014
Minority Leader
Scott Pelath (D)
Since November 8, 2012
Seats 100
Political groups

Governing party

Opposition party

Length of term
2 years
Authority Article 4, Indiana Constitution
Salary $22,616.46/year + per diem
Last election
November 4, 2014
(100 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2016
(100 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Control
Meeting place
House of Representatives Chamber
Indiana Statehouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
Indiana General Assembly

The Indiana House of Representatives is the lower house of the Indiana General Assembly, the state legislature of the United States state of Indiana. The House is composed of 100 members representing an equal number of constituent districts. House members serve two-year terms without term limits. According to the 2010 census, each State House district contains an average of 64,838 people.

The House convenes at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.


  • Terms & qualifications 1
  • Composition of the House 2
    • Officers 2.1
    • Members of the Indiana House of Representatives 2.2
  • History 3
    • 2012 Election 3.1
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Terms & qualifications

In order to run for a seat for the Indiana House of Representatives one must be at least 21 years of age upon taking office, be a citizen of the United States, have resided in the state of Indiana for 7 years, and in the district to represent for at least 1 year.[1]

Representatives serve terms of two years, and there is no limit on the number of terms a representative may serve.[1]

Composition of the House

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 60 40 100 0
Begin 69 31 100 0
End of previous legislature
Begin 71 29 100 0
March 23, 2015 28 99 1
April 18, 2015[2] 29 100 0
Latest voting share 71% 29%


Office Representative Party Residence First Elected
Speaker of the House Brian Bosma Rep Indianapolis 1986
Majority Floor Leader Judson McMillin Rep Brookville 2010
Majority Caucus Chair Kathy K. Richardson Rep Noblesville 1992
Speaker pro tempore Bill Friend Rep Macy 1992
Minority Leader Scott Pelath Dem Michigan City 1998
Minority Floor Leader Linda Lawson Dem Hammond 1998
Minority Caucus Chair John Bartlett Dem Indianapolis 2008

Members of the Indiana House of Representatives

District Representative Party Residence First elected
1 Linda Lawson Dem Hammond 1998
2 Donna Harris Dem East Chicago 2015
3 Charlie Brown Dem Gary 1982
4 Edmond Soliday Rep Valparaiso 2006
5 Dale DeVon Rep Granger 2012
6 B. Patrick Bauer Dem South Bend 1970
7 David L. Niezgodski Dem South Bend 2006
8 Ryan Dvorak Dem South Bend 2002
9 Scott Pelath Dem Michigan City 1998
10 Charles Moseley Dem Portage 2008
11 Michael Aylesworth Rep Hebron 2014
12 William Fine Rep Munster 2014
13 Sharon Negele Rep Attica 2012
14 Vernon Smith Dem Gary 1990
15 Hal Slager Rep Schererville 2012
16 Douglas Gutwein Rep Francesville 2008
17 Tim Harman Rep Bremen 2012
18 David Wolkins Rep Winona Lake 1988
19 Julie Olthoff Rep Merrilville 2014
20 Tom Dermody Rep LaPorte 2006
21 Timothy Wesco Rep Mishawaka 2010
22 Curt Nisly Rep Elkhart 2014
23 Bill Friend Rep Macy 1992
24 Donna Schaibley Rep Carmel 2014
25 Don Lehe Rep Brookston 2002
26 Randy Truitt Rep West Lafayette 2008
27 Sheila Klinker Dem Lafayette 1982
28 Jeff Thompson Rep Lizton 1998
29 Kathy Kreag Richardson Rep Noblesville 1992
30 Michael Karickhoff Rep Kokomo 2010
31 Kevin Mahan Rep Hartford City 2010
32 Tony Cook Rep Cicero 2014
33 Greg Beumer Rep Modoc 2013†
34 Sue Errington Dem Muncie 2012
35 Melanie Wright Dem Yorktown 2014
36 Terri Austin Dem Anderson 2002
37 Todd Huston Rep Fishers 2012
38 Heath VanNatter Rep Frankfort 2010
39 Jerry R. Torr Rep Carmel 1996
40 Greg Steuerwald Rep Brownsburg 2007†
41 Tim Brown Rep Crawfordsville 1994
42 Alan Morrison Rep Terre Haute 2012
43 Clyde Kersey Dem Terre Haute 1996
44 James Baird Rep Greencastle 2010
45 Bruce Borders Rep Jasonville 2014
46 Bob Heaton Rep Riley 2010
47 John Price Rep Greenwood 2012
48 Douglas Miller Rep Elkhart 2014
49 Wes Culver Rep Goshen 2008
50 Dan Leonard Rep Huntington 2002
51 Dennis Zent Rep Angola 2012
52 Ben Smaltz Rep Auburn 2012
53 Bob Cherry Rep Greenfield 1998
54 Thomas Saunders Rep Lewisville 1996
55 Cindy Ziemke Rep Batesville 2012
56 Dick Hamm Rep Richmond 2012
57 Sean Eberhart Rep Shelbyville 2006
58 Woody Burton Rep Shelbyville 1988
59 Milo E. Smith Rep Columbus 2006
60 Peggy Mayfield Rep Martinsville 2012
61 Matt Pierce Dem Bloomington 2002
62 Matt Ubelhor Rep Bloomfield 2010
63 Mike Braun Rep Jasper 2014
64 Thomas Washburne Rep Evansville 2012
65 Eric Allan Koch Rep Bedford 2002
66 Terry Goodin Dem Austin 2000
67 Randy Frye Rep Greensburg 2010
68 Judson McMillin Rep Brookville 2010
69 Jim Lucas Rep Seymour 2012
70 Rhonda Rhoads Rep Corydon 2010
71 Steven R. Stemler Dem Jeffersonville 2006
72 Edward Clere Rep New Albany 2008
73 Steve Davisson Rep Salem 2010
74 Lloyd Arnold Rep Leavenworth 2012
75 Ronald Bacon Rep Boonville 2010
76 Wendy McNamara Rep Mount Vernon 2010
77 Gail Riecken Dem Evansville 2008
78 Holli Sullivan Rep Evansville 2014†
79 Matthew Lehman Rep Berne 2008
80 Phil GiaQuinta Dem Fort Wayne 2006
81 Martin Carbaugh Rep Fort Wayne 2012
82 David Ober Rep Albion 2012
83 Christopher Judy Rep Aboite 2014
84 Bob Morris Rep Fort Wayne 2010
85 Casey Cox Rep Fort Wayne 2013†
86 Edward DeLaney Dem Indianapolis 2008
87 Christina Hale Dem Indianapolis 2012
88 Brian Bosma Rep Indianapolis 1986
89 Cindy Kirchhofer Rep Indianapolis 2010
90 Mike Speedy Rep Indianapolis 2010
91 Robert Behning Rep Indianapolis 1992
92 Karlee Macer Dem Indianapolis 2012
93 David Frizzell Rep Indianapolis 1992
94 Cherrish Pryor Dem Indianapolis 2008
95 John Bartlett Dem Indianapolis 2008
96 Greg Porter Dem Indianapolis 1992
97 Justin Moed Dem Indianapolis 2012
98 Robin Shackleford Dem Indianapolis 2012
99 Vanessa Summers Dem Indianapolis 1991†
100 Dan Forestal Dem Indianapolis 2012

†Member was initially appointed to the seat.


The Indiana House of Representatives held its first session in the first statehouse in the original state capital of Corydon and the first speaker of the body was Isaac Blackford. Under the terms of the constitution of 1816, state representatives served one years terms, meaning elections were held annually. In 1851, the constitution was replaced by the current constitution and terms were lengthened to two years, but sessions were held biennially. A 1972 constitutional amendment allowed for a short legislative session to be held in odd numbered years.

2012 Election

On November 6, 2012, the Republican Party in Indiana expanded their majority in the House of Representatives from 60 members in the 117th General Assembly to 69 members, a "quorum-proof" majority. The Republicans were able to take 69% of the seats, despite having only received approximately 54% of the votes for the state's House of Representatives.

Of the 3 newly elected members of the U.S. House elected to the 113th Congress from Indiana, two are former members of the Indiana House of Representatives. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) represented Indiana's 21st district from 2005-2011 and Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) represented Indiana's 57th district from 2003-2007. Congressman Marlin Stutzman (IN-03) was re-elected to a second term, he is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives where he served Indiana's 52nd district from 2003-2009.

See also


  1. ^ a b Constitution of Indiana, Article 4
  2. ^ Fmr. Rep. Earl Harris's (D) wife, Donna, was chosen to succeed him in the Legislature for the remainder of his term. [2]

External links

  • Indiana General Assembly
  • Indiana House of Representatives at Ballotpedia
  • State House of Indiana at Project Vote Smart
  • Indiana House Democrats
  • Indiana House Republicans
  • 2015 Indiana Candidate Guide - Qualifications
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