|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 9th district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2023
|Preceded by||Trey Hollingsworth|
|Member of the Indiana Senate|
from the 47th district
November 18, 2014 – February 4, 2022
|Preceded by||Richard D. Young|
|Succeeded by||Gary Byrne|
September 24, 1976
Salem, Indiana, U.S.
|Residence(s)||Salem, Indiana, U.S.|
Erin Suzanne Houchin (née Mount; born September 24, 1976) is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Indiana's 9th congressional district since 2023. A member of the Republican Party, she represented the 47th district in the Indiana Senate from 2014 to 2022.
Houchin is a native of Scottsburg, Indiana. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Indiana University Bloomington and a Master of Arts in political management from George Washington University.
Houchin worked as a field manager for U.S. Senator Dan Coats. She was first elected to the Indiana Senate in 2014, defeating incumbent Richard D. Young. She ran for the United States House of Representatives for Indiana's 9th congressional district in 2016, losing the Republican primary election to Trey Hollingsworth.
Main article: 2022 United States House of Representatives elections in Indiana § District 9
On January 13, 2022, a day after Hollingsworth announced he would not run for reelection, Houchin announced that she was running to succeed him in the 2022 elections. On January 29, 2022, Houchin announced that she was resigning from the state senate on February 4 to focus on her bid for Congress. She won the Republican primary and the November 8 general election.
Houchin's husband, Dustin, is a prosecutor for Washington County, Indiana. They have three children. Dustin ran for a judgeship on the Washington County Superior Court in 2022. Houchin is Protestant.