Erin Houchin
Rep. Erin Houchin official photo, 118th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 9th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2023 (2023-01-03)
Preceded byTrey Hollingsworth
Member of the Indiana Senate
from the 47th district
In office
November 18, 2014 – February 4, 2022
Preceded byRichard D. Young
Succeeded byGary Byrne
Personal details
Erin Mount

(1976-09-24) September 24, 1976 (age 46)
Salem, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
SpouseDustin Houchin
Residence(s)Salem, Indiana, U.S.
WebsiteHouse website

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.[1] A member of the Republican Party, she represented the 47th district in the Indiana Senate from 2014 to 2022.[2]

Early life and education

Houchin is a native of Scottsburg, Indiana.[3] She earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Indiana University Bloomington and a Master of Arts in political management from George Washington University.[4][5]

Early political career

Houchin worked as a field manager for U.S. Senator Dan Coats.[3] She was first elected to the Indiana Senate in 2014, defeating incumbent Richard D. Young.[6] She ran for the United States House of Representatives for Indiana's 9th congressional district in 2016,[7] losing the Republican primary election to Trey Hollingsworth.[8][9]

U.S House of Representatives

2022 election

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.[10] 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[11][12] and the November 8 general election.[13]

Caucus memberships

Personal life

Houchin's husband, Dustin, is a prosecutor for Washington County, Indiana. They have three children.[15] Dustin ran for a judgeship on the Washington County Superior Court in 2022.[16] Houchin is Protestant.[17]


  1. ^ "Indiana Legislator Database". Archived from the original on December 3, 2019. Retrieved January 12, 2022.
  2. ^ "Erin Houchin". Ballotpedia. Retrieved January 13, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Todd Young cruises to third term in Indiana's 9th District". The Courier-Journal. November 4, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  4. ^ "GOP Candidate Houchin Defeats Incumbent for State Senate". News - Indiana Public Media. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  5. ^ "Indiana State Sen. Erin Houchin - Biography | LegiStorm".
  6. ^ "IN State Senate 47 Race - Nov 04, 2014". Our Campaigns. Retrieved January 13, 2022.
  7. ^ "State Sen. Erin Houchin Running For Congress In 9th District". News - Indiana Public Media. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  8. ^ Evans, Tim (May 3, 2016). "Hollingsworth wins heated 9th District GOP race". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  9. ^ "IN District 09 - R Primary Race - May 03, 2016". Our Campaigns. Retrieved January 13, 2022.
  10. ^ Suddeath, Daniel. "Houchin announces bid for Congress". News and Tribune. Retrieved January 13, 2022.
  11. ^ "GOP Indiana legislator quits to focus on congressional race". January 29, 2022. Retrieved February 21, 2022.
  12. ^ Box, Terri (January 31, 2022). "Erin Houchin resigns senate seat for a congressional campaign | WBIW". Retrieved February 21, 2022.
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  14. ^ "Candidates". RMSP PAC. Retrieved December 26, 2022.
  15. ^ "When Motherhood Sets Your Congressional Campaign Apart". April 18, 2016.
  16. ^ "Houchin Files for Superior Court Judge". January 21, 2022.
  17. ^
Indiana Senate Preceded byRichard D. Young Member of the Indiana Senatefrom the 47th district 2014–2022 Succeeded byGary Byrne U.S. House of Representatives Preceded byTrey Hollingsworth Member of the U.S. House of Representativesfrom Indiana's 9th congressional district 2023–present Incumbent U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial) Preceded byHarriet Hageman United States representatives by seniority 389th Succeeded byVal Hoyle