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.

Indiana House of Representatives
Indiana General Assembly
Term limits
New session started
January 3, 2019 (2019-01-03)
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
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
House of Representatives Chamber
Indiana Statehouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
Indiana General Assembly

The House convenes at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

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%


OfficeRepresentativePartyResidenceFirst 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

DistrictRepresentativePartyResidenceFirst 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]

CommitteeChairVice Chair
Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentDon Lehe (R-25)Alan Morrison (R-42)
Commerce, Small Business, and Economic DevelopmentRobert Morris (R-84)Doug Miller (R-48)
Committee on Joint RulesBrian Bosma (R-88)Jerry Torr (R-39)
Committee of the WholeBrian Bosma (R-88)
Courts and Criminal CodeThomas Washburne (R-64)Sharon Negele (R-13)
EducationRobert Behning (R-91)Anthony Cook (R-32)
Elections and ApportionmentMilo Smith (R-59)Kathy Richardson (R-29)
Employment, Labor and PensionsHeath VanHatter (R-38)Randy Lyness (R-68)
Environmental AffairsDavid Wolkins (R-18)Greg Beumer (R-33)
Family, Children and Human AffairsDavid Frizzell (R-93)Cindy Ziemke (R-55)
Financial InstitutionsWoody Burton (R-58)Robert Heaton (R-46)
Government and Regulatory ReformKevin Mahan (R-31)Jim Lucas (R-69)
InsuranceMartin Carbaugh (R-81)Richard Hamm (R-56)
JudiciaryGregory Steuerwald (R-40)Wendy McNamara (R-76)
Local GovernmentDennis Zent (R-51)Bruce Borders (R-45)
Natural ResourcesSean Ebthart (R-57)Jeff Ellington (R-62)
Public HealthCindy Kirchhofer (R-89)Ronald Bacon (R-75)
Public PolicyBen Smaltz (R-52)Timothy Wesco (R-21)
Roads and TransportationEdmond Soliday (R-4)Mike Speedy (R-90)
Rules and Legislative ProceduresJerry Torr (R-39)Gregory Steuerwald (R-40)
Select Government on Government ReductionDoug Gutwein (R-16)Mike Aylesworth (R-11)
Statutory Committee on EthicsGregory Steuerwald (R-40)Clyde Kersey (R-43)
Statutory Committee on Interstate and International CooperationWes Culver (R-49)Thomas Saunders (R-54)
Utilities, Energy, and TelecommunicationsDavid Ober (R)Dale Deon (R-5)
Veterans Affairs and Public SafetyRandall Frye (R-67)Chris Judy (R-83)
Ways and MeansTimothy 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.

Past composition of the House of Representatives

See also


  1. Assembly, Indiana General. "Indiana Code 2016 - Indiana General Assembly, 2017 Session". Retrieved June 3, 2017.
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  3. "Committees". Indiana General Assembly. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
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