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Indiana House of Representatives
Type Lower house
Speaker of the House B. Patrick Bauer, (D)
since November 18, 2009
Majority Leader Russ Stilwell, (D)
since November 8, 2002
Minority Leader Brian Bosma, (R)
since 2006
Members 100
Political groups Democratic Party
Republican Party
Last election November 4, 2008
Meeting place
Indiana House of Representatives Chambers, Indiana Statehouse, Indianapolis, Indiana.jpg
House Chamber,
Indiana Statehouse, Indianapolis, IN, US
Chandelier in House of Representatives, Indiana Statehouse.JPG

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.

The House convenes at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.


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 2 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)
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 51 49 100 0
Begin 52 48 100 0
Latest voting share 52% 48%

2009-2010 Officers

Position Name Party District
Speaker of the House B. Patrick Bauer[2] Democratic 6
Majority Leader Russ Stilwell[2] Democratic 74
Minority Leader Brian Bosma[3] Republican 88

Members of the Indiana House of Representatives

District Representative Party Residence
1 Linda Lawson Democratic Hammond
2 Earl Harris Democratic East Chicago
3 Charlie Brown Democratic Gary
4 Edmond Soliday Republican Valparaiso
5 Craig R. Fry Democratic Mishawaka
6 B. Patrick Bauer Democratic South Bend
7 David L. Niezgodski Democratic South Bend
8 Ryan Dvorak Democratic South Bend
9 Scott Pelath Democratic Michigan City
10 Charles Moseley Democratic Portage
11 Dan Stevenson Democratic Highland
12 Mara Candelaria Reardon Democratic Munster
13 Chet Dobis Democratic Merrillville
14 Vernon Smith Democratic Gary
15 Don Lehe Republican Brookston
16 Eric Gutwein Republican Francesville
17 Nancy Dembowski Democratic Knox
18 David Wolkins Republican Winona Lake
19 Shelli VanDenburgh Democratic Crown Point
20 Thomas Dermody Republican LaPorte
21 Jackie Walorski Republican Lakeville
22 William Ruppel Republican North Manchester
23 William Friend Republican Macy
24 Richard McClain Republican Logansport
25 Jeb Bardon Democratic Indianapolis
26 Randy Truitt Republican West Lafayette
27 Sheila Klinker Democratic Lafayette
28 Jeff Thompson Republican Lizton
29 Kathy K. Richardson Republican Noblesville
30 Ron Herrell Democratic Kokomo
31 Joe Pearson Democratic Hartford City
32 P. Eric Turner Republican Marion
33 Bill Davis Republican Portland
34 Dennis Tyler Democratic Muncie
35 L. Jack Lutz Republican Anderson
36 Terri Jo Austin Democratic Anderson
37 Scott Reske Democratic Pendleton
38 Jacqueline Clements Republican Frankfort
39 Jerry R. Torr Republican Carmel
40 Greg Steuerwald Republican Brownsburg
41 Tim Brown Republican Crawfordsville
42 Dale Grubb Democratic Covington
43 Clyde Kersey Democratic Terre Haute
44 Nancy Michael Democratic Greencastle
45 Bruce Borders Republican Jasonville
46 Vern Tincher Democratic Terre Haute
47 Ralph Foley Republican Martinsville
48 Tim Neese Republican Elkhart
49 Wes Culver Republican Goshen
50 Dan Leonard Republican Huntington
51 Richard Dodge Republican Pleasant Lake
52 David Yarde Republican Garrett
53 Bob Cherry Republican Greenfield
54 Thomas Saunders Republican Lewisville
55 Thomas Knollman Republican Liberty
56 Phil Pflum Democratic Milton
57 Sean Eberhart Republican Shelbyville
58 Woody Burton Republican Shelbyville
59 Milo E. Smith Republican Columbus
60 Peggy Welch Democratic Bloomington
61 Matt Pierce Democratic Bloomington
62 Sandra Blanton Democratic Orleans
63 Mark Messmer Republican Jasper
64 Kreg Battles Democratic Vincennes
65 Eric Allan Koch Republican Bedford
66 Terry Goodin Democratic Crothersville
67 Cleo Duncan Republican Greensburg
68 Bob Bischoff Democratic Greendale
69 Dave Cheatham Democratic North Vernon
70 Paul Robertson Democratic Greencastle
71 Steven R. Stemler Democratic Jeffersonville
72 Edward Clere Republican New Albany
73 Dennie Oxley Democratic Taswell
74 Russ Stilwell Democratic Boonville
75 Dennis Avery Democratic Evansville
76 Trent Van Haaften Democratic Mount Vernon
77 Gail Riecken Democratic Evansville
78 Suzanne Crouch Republican Evansville
79 Matthew Lehman Republican Berne
80 Phil GiaQuinta Democratic Fort Wayne
81 Winfield Moses Democratic Fort Wayne
82 Jeff Espich Republican Uniondale
83 Matt Bell Republican Avilla
84 Randy Borror Republican Fort Wayne
85 Phyllis Pond Republican New Haven
86 Edward DeLaney Democratic Indianapolis
87 Cindy Noe Republican Indianapolis
88 Brian Bosma Republican Indianapolis
89 John Barnes Democratic Indianapolis
90 Michael Murphy Republican Indianapolis
91 Robert Behning Republican Indianapolis
92 Phillip Hinkle Republican Indianapolis
93 David Frizzell Republican Indianapolis
94 Cherrish Pryor Democratic Indianapolis
95 John Bartlett Democratic Indianapolis
96 Greg Porter Democratic Indianapolis
97 Mary Ann Sullivan Democratic Indianapolis
98 Bill Crawford Democratic Indianapolis
99 Vanessa Summers Democratic Indianapolis
100 John Day Democratic Indianapolis


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.

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