Indiana House of Representatives

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Indiana House of Representatives
Indiana General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 3, 2019 (2019-01-03)
Leadership
Todd Huston (R)
since March 9, 2020
Speaker pro tempore
Michael Karickhoff (R)
since January 3, 2019
Majority Leader
Matt Lehman (R)
since October 6, 2015
Minority Leader
Phil GiaQuinta (D)
since November 7, 2018
Structure
Seats100
Indiana State House 2019-2021.svg
Political groups
Majority
  •   Republican (71)

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle 4, Indiana Constitution
Salary$22,616.46/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 3, 2020
(100 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2022
(100 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
Indiana House of Representatives Chambers, Indiana Statehouse, Indianapolis, Indiana.jpg
Chandelier in House of Representatives, Indiana Statehouse.JPG
House of Representatives Chamber
Indiana Statehouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
Website
Indiana General Assembly

The Indiana House of Representatives is the lower house of the Indiana General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. 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 U.S. Census, each State House district contains an average of 64,838 people.

The House convenes at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Terms and qualifications

In order to run for a seat for the Indiana House of Representatives one must be a citizen of the United States, has to be at least 21 years of age upon taking office, and should reside in the state of Indiana for 2 years and in the district to represent for at least 1 year at the time of the election.[1]

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

Composition of the House

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End 2010 session 48 52 100 0
2011–2012 60 40 100 0
2013–2014 69 31 100 0
Begin 2015 71 29 100 0
Begin 2017 70 30 100 0
Begin 2019 67 33 100 0
Begin 2021 71 29 100 0
Latest voting share 71% 29%

Officers

Office Representative Party Residence First Elected
Speaker of the House Todd Huston Rep Fishers 2012
Speaker pro tempore Michael Karickhoff Rep Kokomo 2010
Majority Floor Leader Matt Lehman Rep Berne 2008
Majority Caucus Chair Greg Steuerwald Rep Brownsburg 2007
Minority Leader Phil GiaQuinta Dem Fort Wayne 2006
Minority Floor Leader Cherrish Pryor Dem Indianapolis 2008
Minority Caucus Chair Terri Austin Dem Anderson 2002

Standing committees

As of 4 August 2022.[2]

Committee Chair Vice Chair
Agriculture and Rural Development Don Lehe (R-25) Michael Aylesworth (R-11)
Commerce, Small Business, and Economic Development Robert Morris (R-84) Jake Teshka (R-7)
Committee on Joint Rules Todd Huston (R-37) Jerry Torr (R-39)
Courts and Criminal Code Wendy McNamara (R-76) Donna Schaibley (R-24)
Education Robert Behning (R-91) Jack Jordan (R-17)
Elections and Apportionment Timothy Wesco (R-21) Alan Morrison (R-42)
Employment, Labor and Pensions Heath VanHatter (R-38) Randy Lyness (R-68)
Environmental Affairs Mike Speedy (R-90) Doug Gutwein (R-16)
Family, Children and Human Affairs Dale DeVon (R-5) Ann Vermilion (R-31)
Financial Institutions and Insurance Martin Carbaugh (R-81) Jeff Ellington (R-62)
Government and Regulatory Reform Doug Miller (R-48) Matt Hostettler (R-64)
Judiciary Jerry Torr (R-39) John Young (R-47)
Local Government Dennis Zent (R-51) Chris May (R-65)
Natural Resources Sean Eberhart (R-57) David Abbott (R-82)
Public Health Brad Barrett (R-56) Julie Olthoff (R-19)
Public Policy Ben Smaltz (R-52) Peggy Mayfield (R-60)
Roads and Transportation Jim Pressel (R-20) Shane Lindauer (R-63)
Rules and Legislative Procedures Dan Leonard (R-50) Sharon Negele (R-13)
Statutory Committee on Ethics Anthony Cook (R-32) Sue Errington (R-34)
Utilities, Energy, and Telecommunications Edmond Soliday (R-4) Ethan Manning (R-23)
Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Randy Frye (R-67) Ryan Lauer (R-59)
Ways and Means Timothy Brown (R-41) Robert Cherry (R-53)

Members of the Indiana House of Representatives

District Representative Party Residence First elected
1 Carolyn Jackson Dem Hammond 2018
2 Earl Harris Jr. Dem East Chicago 2016
3 Ragen Hatcher Dem Gary 2018
4 Edmond Soliday Rep Valparaiso 2006
5 Dale DeVon Rep Granger 2012
6 Maureen Bauer Dem South Bend 2020
7 Jake Teshka Rep South Bend 2020
8 Ryan Dvorak Dem South Bend 2002
9 Patricia Boy Dem Michigan City 2018
10 Charles Moseley Dem Portage 2008
11 Michael Aylesworth Rep Hebron 2014
12 Mike Andrade Dem Munster 2020
13 Sharon Negele Rep Attica 2012
14 Vernon Smith Dem Gary 1990
15 Hal Slager Rep Schererville 2020 (2012–2018)
16 Douglas Gutwein Rep Francesville 2008
17 Jack Jordan Rep Bremen 2016
18 Craig Snow Rep Warsaw 2020
19 Julie Olthoff Rep Crown Point 2020 (2014–2018)
20 Jim Pressel Rep LaPorte 2016
21 Timothy Wesco Rep Mishawaka 2010
22 Curt Nisly Rep Milford 2014
23 Ethan Manning Rep Macy 2018
24 Donna Schaibley Rep Carmel 2014
25 Donald Lehe Rep Brookston 2002
26 Chris Campbell Dem West Lafayette 2018
27 Sheila Klinker Dem Lafayette 1982
28 Jeff Thompson Rep Lizton 1998
29 Chuck Goodrich Rep Noblesville 2018
30 Michael Karickhoff Rep Kokomo 2010
31 Ann Vermilion Rep Marion 2019†
32 Tony Cook Rep Cicero 2014
33 J. D. Prescott Rep Winchester 2018
34 Sue Errington Dem Muncie 2012
35 Elizabeth Rowray Rep Yorktown 2020
36 Terri Austin Dem Anderson 2002
37 Todd Huston Rep Fishers 2012
38 Heath VanNatter Rep Frankfort 2010
39 Jerry Torr Rep Carmel 1996
40 Greg Steuerwald Rep Brownsburg 2007†
41 Tim Brown Rep Crawfordsville 1994
42 Alan Morrison Rep Terre Haute 2012
43 Tonya Pfaff Dem Terre Haute 2018
44 Beau Baird Rep Greencastle 2018
45 Bruce Borders Rep Jasonville 2014 (2004–2012)
46 Bob Heaton Rep Riley 2010
47 John Young Rep Franklin 2016
48 Douglas Miller Rep Elkhart 2014
49 Joanna King Rep Middlebury 2020†
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 E. Saunders Rep Lewisville 1996
55 Cindy Ziemke Rep Batesville 2012
56 Bradford Barrett Rep Richmond 2018
57 Sean Eberhart Rep Shelbyville 2006
58 Michelle Davis Rep Whiteland 2020
59 Ryan Lauer Rep Columbus 2018
60 Peggy Mayfield Rep Martinsville 2012
61 Matt Pierce Dem Bloomington 2002
62 Jeff Ellington Rep Bloomington 2015†
63 Shane Lindauer Rep Jasper 2017†
64 Matt Hostettler Rep Fort Branch 2018
65 Christopher May Rep Bedford 2016
66 Zach Payne Rep Charlestown 2020
67 Randy Frye Rep Greensburg 2010
68 Randy Lyness Rep West Harrison 2015†
69 Jim Lucas Rep Seymour 2012
70 Karen Engleman Rep Georgetown 2016
71 Rita Fleming Dem Jeffersonville 2018
72 Edward Clere Rep New Albany 2008
73 J. Michael Davisson Rep Salem 2021
74 Stephen Bartels Rep Eckerty 2017†
75 Cindy Ledbetter Rep Newburgh 2020
76 Wendy McNamara Rep Mount Vernon 2010
77 Ryan Hatfield Dem Evansville 2016
78 Tim O'Brien Rep Evansville 2021†
79 Matt Lehman Rep Berne 2008
80 Phil GiaQuinta Dem Fort Wayne 2006
81 Martin Carbaugh Rep Fort Wayne 2012
82 David Abbott Rep Rome City 2018†
83 Christopher Judy Rep Aboite 2014
84 Robert Morris Rep Fort Wayne 2010
85 Dave Heine Rep Fort Wayne 2016
86 Ed DeLaney Dem Indianapolis 2008
87 Carey Hamilton Dem Indianapolis 2016
88 Chris Jeter Rep Fishers 2020
89 Mitch Gore Dem Indianapolis 2020
90 Mike Speedy Rep Indianapolis 2010
91 Robert Behning Rep Indianapolis 1992
92 Renee Pack Dem Indianapolis 2020
93 John Jacob Rep Indianapolis 2020
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 Blake Johnson Dem Indianapolis 2020†

†Member was initially appointed to the seat.

History

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-year 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. In 1897, it unanimously passed a bill determining the value of Pi to exactly 3.2. However, the bill was never voted upon in the State Senate.[3] 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 to 2011 and Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) represented Indiana's 57th district from 2003 to 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 to 2009.

Past composition of the House of Representatives

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Assembly, Indiana General. "Indiana Code 5003 - Indiana General Assembly, 5011 Session". iga.in.gov. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "Committees". Indiana General Assembly. Retrieved August 4, 2022.
  3. ^ "Indiana Once Tried to Change Pi to 3.2". www.mentalfloss.com. March 14, 2016.

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