Indiana House of Representatives

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.

Coordinates: 38°46′7.54″N 86°9′45.54″W / 38.7687611°N 86.1626500°W

Indiana House of Representatives
Indiana General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
New session started
January 3, 2019
Brian Bosma (R)
since November 16, 2010
Majority Leader
Matthew Lehman (R)
since October 6, 2015
Minority Leader
Phil GiaQuinta (D)
since November 7, 2018
Indiana State House 2019-2021
Political groups


Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle 4, Indiana Constitution
Salary$22,616.46/year + per diem
Last election
November 6, 2018
(100 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(100 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
Indiana House of Representatives Chambers, Indiana Statehouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Chandelier in House of Representatives, Indiana Statehouse
House of Representatives Chamber
Indiana Statehouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
Indiana General Assembly

Terms & 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)
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
Latest voting share 67% 33%


Office Representative Party Residence First Elected
Speaker of the House Brian Bosma Rep Indianapolis 1986
Speaker pro tempore Bill Friend Rep Macy 1992
Majority Floor Leader Matthew 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 Mara Candelaria Reardon Dem Munster 2006

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 B. Patrick Bauer Dem South Bend 1970
7 Joe Taylor Dem South Bend 2016
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 Mara Candelaria Reardon Dem Munster 2016 (2006–2014)
13 Sharon Negele Rep Attica 2012
14 Vernon Smith Dem Gary 1990
15 Chris Chyung Dem Dyer 2018
16 Douglas Gutwein Rep Francesville 2008
17 Jack Jordan Rep Bremen 2016
18 David Wolkins Rep Winona Lake 1988
19 Lisa Beck Dem Hebron 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 Don 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 Kevin Mahan Rep Hartford City 2010
32 Tony Cook Rep Cicero 2014
33 J.D. Prescott Rep Winchester 2018
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 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 Christy Stutzman Rep Middlebury 2018
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 Bradford Barrett Rep Richmond 2018
57 Sean Eberhart Rep Shelbyville 2006
58 Woody Burton Rep Whiteland[2] 1988
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 Terry Goodin Dem Austin 2000
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 Steve Davisson Rep Salem 2010
74 Stephen Bartels Rep Eckerty 2017†
75 Ronald Bacon Rep Boonville 2010
76 Wendy McNamara Rep Mount Vernon 2010
77 Ryan Hatfield Dem Evansville 2016
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 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 Edward DeLaney Dem Indianapolis 2008
87 Carey Hamilton Dem Indianapolis 2016
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.

Standing Committees

As of 25 July 2018.[3]

Committee Chair Vice Chair
Agriculture and Rural Development Don Lehe (R-25) Alan Morrison (R-42)
Commerce, Small Business, and Economic Development Robert Morris (R-84) Doug Miller (R-48)
Committee on Joint Rules Brian Bosma (R-88) Jerry Torr (R-39)
Committee of the Whole Brian Bosma (R-88)
Courts and Criminal Code Thomas Washburne (R-64) Sharon Negele (R-13)
Education Robert Behning (R-91) Anthony Cook (R-32)
Elections and Apportionment Milo Smith (R-59) Kathy Richardson (R-29)
Employment, Labor and Pensions Heath VanHatter (R-38) Randy Lyness (R-68)
Environmental Affairs David Wolkins (R-18) Greg Beumer (R-33)
Family, Children and Human Affairs David Frizzell (R-93) Cindy Ziemke (R-55)
Financial Institutions Woody Burton (R-58) Robert Heaton (R-46)
Government and Regulatory Reform Kevin Mahan (R-31) Jim Lucas (R-69)
Insurance Martin Carbaugh (R-81) Richard Hamm (R-56)
Judiciary Gregory Steuerwald (R-40) Wendy McNamara (R-76)
Local Government Dennis Zent (R-51) Bruce Borders (R-45)
Natural Resources Sean Ebthart (R-57) Jeff Ellington (R-62)
Public Health Cindy Kirchhofer (R-89) Ronald Bacon (R-75)
Public Policy Ben Smaltz (R-52) Timothy Wesco (R-21)
Roads and Transportation Edmond Soliday (R-4) Mike Speedy (R-90)
Rules and Legislative Procedures Jerry Torr (R-39) Gregory Steuerwald (R-40)
Select Government on Government Reduction Doug Gutwein (R-16) Mike Aylesworth (R-11)
Statutory Committee on Ethics Gregory Steuerwald (R-40) Clyde Kersey (R-43)
Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation Wes Culver (R-49) Thomas Saunders (R-54)
Utilities, Energy, and Telecommunications David Ober (R) Dale Deon (R-5)
Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Randall Frye (R-67) Chris Judy (R-83)
Ways and Means Timothy Brown (R-41) Robert Cherry (R-53)


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 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.

See also


  1. ^ a b Assembly, Indiana General. "Indiana Code 2016 - Indiana General Assembly, 2017 Session". Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  2. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Committees". Indiana General Assembly. Retrieved July 25, 2018.

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Amos Lane

Amos Lane (March 1, 1778 – September 2, 1849) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana, father of James Henry Lane.

Born near Aurora, New York, Lane attended the public schools. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice at Lawrenceburg, Indiana, in 1808. He moved to Burlington, Kentucky, and practiced law. He returned to Lawrenceburg, Indiana, in 1814 and continued the practice of his profession.

Lane was elected a member of the first Indiana House of Representatives in 1816. He was reelected in 1817.

Lane was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837).

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He was again a member of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1839 and served as speaker. He died in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, September 2, 1849. He was interred in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. He was reinterred in Greendale Cemetery.

Brian Bosma

Brian C. Bosma (born October 31, 1957) is an American politician and lawyer who is the current Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party, Bosma has served in the Indiana House since 1986. He replaced Gordon Harper. He was originally elected in the 50th district, but was redistricted to the 88th district in 1992. The 88th district encompasses northeast Marion County and portions of Hancock and Hamilton County.

Upon Republicans regaining a majority in the Indiana House in 2004, he was elected to his first of four nonconsecutive terms to the speakership. He served his first term as speaker until 2006, when Democrats gained control of the House, and has since served as speaker after Republicans obtained a super majority in the House in the 2010 elections.

Outside of state politics, Bosma is in an attorney in private practice, working as a partner with Kroger, Gardis & Regas and is the founding director of Bosma Industries for the Blind, an Indianapolis-based private non-profit which serves as Indiana's largest employer of legally blind individuals and those with severe visual impairments.

Carey Hamilton

Carey Hamilton (born October 15, 1971) is an American politician who has served in the Indiana House of Representatives from the 87th district since 2016.

Donald Lehe

Donald Lehe is a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing the 25th District since 2012 and the 15th district from 2002 to 2012. In 2006, Lehe retained his seat, garnering only 26 votes more than his challenger.

Douglas Gutwein

Douglas L. Gutwein is a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing the 16th District since 2008. He has supported "right-to-work" legislation in Indiana.

Elwood Hillis

Elwood Haynes "Bud" Hillis (born March 6, 1926) is a former U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Greg Steuerwald

Greg Steuerwald (born September 12, 1952) is an American politician who has served in the Indiana House of Representatives from the 40th district since 2007.

Jim Baird (American politician)

James Richard Baird (born June 4, 1945) is an American businessman and politician who serves as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 4th congressional district. Before being elected to Congress, Baird served from 2010 to 2018 as a member of the Indiana House of Representatives. He previously served as Commissioner for Putnam County, Indiana from 2006 to 2010. Baird was elected to Congress on November 6, 2018.

John Law (representative)

John Law (October 28, 1796 – October 7, 1873) was an American politician who represented Indiana in the United States House of Representatives from 1861-1865. He was the son of Lyman Law, and grandson of Richard Law, and Amasa Learned.

Law was born in New London, Connecticut. He pursued classical studies and was graduated from Yale College in 1814. Later, he studied law and he was admitted to the bar in 1817 and he commenced practice in Vincennes, Indiana. Law was the prosecuting attorney 1818-1820 and a member of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1824 and 1825. He was again the prosecuting attorney 1825-1828 and judge of the seventh judicial circuit 1830 and 1831. He served as the receiver of the land office at Vincennes 1838-1842 and was again a judge from 1844 to 1850, when he resigned.

Law moved to Evansville, Indiana in 1851. He invested in large tracts of land and was an author. He was appointed by President Franklin Pierce judge of the court of land claims and served from 1855 to 1857. He was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1865) but was not a candidate for renomination in 1864. After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law. He died in Evansville, Indiana 1873 and was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Vincennes, Indiana.

John U. Pettit

John Upfold Pettit (September 11, 1820 – March 21, 1881) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born in Fabius, New York, Pettit attended Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, New York, in 1839.

He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Wabash, Indiana.

Pettit served as American consul to Maranham, Brazil, from 1850 to 1853.

Pettit was elected as an Indiana People's Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth, and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1861).

He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Thirty-fourth Congress).

He served as a member of the state house of representatives in 1865 and was elected speaker. Later, Pettit served as judge of the twenty-seventh judicial district of Indiana (1872–1880).

He died in Wabash, Indiana, March 21, 1881 and was interred in Falls Cemetery.

John Wesley Davis

John Wesley Davis (April 16, 1799 – August 22, 1859) was an American physician and Democratic politician, active in the mid-1800s. He is best known for serving as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Governor of the Oregon Territory, and as a four-time member of the Indiana state legislature.

Michael Karickhoff

Michael Karickhoff is a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing the 30th District since 2010. He was a Kokomo Councilman before he was endorsed by Governor Mitch Daniels to become a Representative.

Mike Braun

Michael K. Braun (born March 24, 1954) is an American businessman and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Indiana. Previously, he represented the 63rd district in the Indiana House of Representatives from 2014 to 2017. A member of the Republican Party, Braun defeated Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly in 2018 to win a seat in the United States Senate.

Oliver H. Smith

Oliver Hampton Smith (October 23, 1794 – March 19, 1859) was a United States Representative and Senator from Indiana. Born on Smith's Island, near Trenton, New Jersey, (is also believed to have been born at the Smith Family Farmstead in Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania) he attended the common schools and moved west, eventually settling in Lawrenceburg, Indiana in 1818. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1820, commencing practice in Connersville. From 1822 to 1824 he was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives and was prosecuting attorney for the third judicial district, 1824-1825.

Smith was elected to the Twentieth Congress (March 4, 1827–March 3, 1829) and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1828; he was then elected as a Whig to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1837, to March 3, 1843. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills (Twenty-sixth Congress) and a member of the Committee on Public Lands (Twenty-seventh Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection and moved to Indianapolis where he resumed the practice of law. He declined to be a candidate for Governor of Indiana in 1845 and engaged in the railroad business in Indianapolis. He died in that city in 1859; interment was in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Phil GiaQuinta

Phil GiaQuinta is a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing the 80th District since November 8, 2006. He currently serves as House Minority Leader.

Randy Frye

Randy Frye (born July 7, 1955) is an American politician who has served in the Indiana House of Representatives from the 67th district since 2010.

Suzanne Crouch

Suzanne Crouch (born February 27, 1952) is an American politician who serves as the 52nd and current lieutenant governor of Indiana, since January 2017. She previously served as the 56th state Auditor of Indiana.

A member of the Republican Party, Crouch formerly served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 2005 to 2014. On December 15, 2013, she was appointed by Governor Mike Pence to serve as the 56th State Auditor of Indiana. Crouch was re-elected to that position in 2014. She resigned as State Auditor following her election as Lieutenant Governor of Indiana in 2016.

Terry Goodin

Terry Allen Goodin (born December 31, 1966) is a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing the 66th District since 2000. State Representative Terry Goodin was first elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2000. Terry represents the citizens of Indiana House District 66 at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

When not engaged in his legislative responsibilities in Indianapolis or back in Indiana House District 66, Terry serves as superintendent of Crothersville Community Schools and raises beef cattle on the family farm. Terry is married to Darcie—they have two children: a daughter, Grace; and a son, Berley.

State Rep. Goodin is a member of the Indiana Farm Bureau, the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents, the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the National Rifle Association. He is also a member of the F. & A. M. Scott Lodge #120, the Indiana Beef Cattle Association, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, and the Austin Church of God.

Terry is a graduate of Austin High School, earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Eastern Kentucky University, and received his Doctor of Education degree from Indiana University.

State Rep. Goodin has been called "the hardest-working representative at the Statehouse." By bringing the ethic of hard work he learned on the farm to the Statehouse, Rep. Goodin has helped make Indiana a better place to live, work and raise a family, thus truly living up to the phrase, "He's a Goodin." Goodin became Minority Leader after Scott Pelath resigned.

William Graham (Indiana politician)

William Graham (March 16, 1782 – August 17, 1858) was a Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives and Congressman from Indiana. Born at sea, Graham settled with his parents in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. He attended the public schools. He moved to Vallonia, Indiana, in 1811 and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was elected to serve as member of the Indiana Territory's house of representatives in 1812 and was elected as delegate from Washington County to the State constitutional convention in 1816. He was elected six times as a member of the Indiana House of Representatives from 1816 until 1821, and was speaker of the house during the 1820-1821 session. He was elected and served four terms in the Indiana Senate from 1821 until 1833, representing Jackson County.Graham was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress. Returning home, he resumed agricultural pursuits until his death near Vallonia, Indiana, August 17, 1858. He was interred in the White Church Cemetery, Vallonia, Indiana.

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