Indiana House of Representatives
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.
Indiana General Assembly
|Indiana General Assembly|
New session started
|January 3, 2019|
Length of term
|Authority||Article 4, Indiana Constitution|
|Salary||$22,616.46/year + per diem|
|November 3, 2020|
|November 8, 2022|
|Indiana General Assembly|
Terms and qualificationsEdit
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.
Composition of the HouseEdit
(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||Mara Candelaria Reardon||Dem||Munster||2006|
|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 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)||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)|
Members of the Indiana House of RepresentativesEdit
†Member was initially appointed to the seat.
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. 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. A 1972 constitutional amendment allowed for a short legislative session to be held in odd numbered years.
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 RepresentativesEdit
- Assembly, Indiana General. "Indiana Code 2016 - Indiana General Assembly, 2017 Session". iga.in.gov. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
- "Committees". Indiana General Assembly. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
- "Indiana Once Tried to Change Pi to 3.2". www.mentalfloss.com. March 14, 2016.