Indiana House of Representatives
|Indiana General Assembly|
New session started
|January 3, 2019|
Speaker pro tempore
Length of term
|Authority||Article 4, Indiana Constitution|
|Salary||$22,616.46/year + per diem|
| November 3, 2020 |
|November 8, 2022|
| House of Representatives Chamber|
|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.
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.
Representatives serve terms of two years, and there is no limit on how many terms a representative may serve.
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|End 2010 session||48||52||100||0|
|Latest voting share||71%||29%|
|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|
As of 25 July 2018 [update] .
|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||Greg Steuerwald (R-40)||Wendy McNamara (R-76)|
|Local Government||Dennis Zent (R-51)||Bruce Borders (R-45)|
|Natural Resources||Sean Eberhart (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)||Greg Steuerwald (R-40)|
|Select Government on Government Reduction||Douglas Gutwein (R-16)||Michael Aylesworth (R-11)|
|Statutory Committee on Ethics||Greg 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||Randy Frye (R-67)||Christopher Judy (R-83)|
|Ways and Means||Timothy Brown (R-41)||Robert Cherry (R-53)|
|2||Earl Harris Jr.||Dem||East Chicago||2016|
|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|
|15||Hal Slager||Rep||Schererville||2020 (2012–2018)|
|19||Julie Olthoff||Rep||Crown Point||2020 (2014–2018)|
|26||Chris Campbell||Dem||West Lafayette||2018|
|33||J. D. Prescott||Rep||Winchester||2018|
|42||Alan Morrison||Rep||Terre Haute||2012|
|43||Tonya Pfaff||Dem||Terre Haute||2018|
|45||Bruce Borders||Rep||Jasonville||2014 (2004–2012)|
|54||Thomas E. Saunders||Rep||Lewisville||1996|
|64||Matt Hostettler||Rep||Fort Branch||2018|
|68||Randy Lyness||Rep||West Harrison||2015†|
|72||Edward Clere||Rep||New Albany||2008|
|73||J. Michael Davisson||Rep||Salem||2021|
|76||Wendy McNamara||Rep||Mount Vernon||2010|
|80||Phil GiaQuinta||Dem||Fort Wayne||2006|
|81||Martin Carbaugh||Rep||Fort Wayne||2012|
|82||David Abbott||Rep||Rome City||2018†|
|84||Robert Morris||Rep||Fort Wayne||2010|
|85||Dave Heine||Rep||Fort Wayne||2016|
†Member was initially appointed to the seat.
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