Indiana House of Representatives
Indiana General Assembly
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Term limits
New session started
January 9, 2023 (2023-01-09)
Todd Huston (R)
since March 9, 2020
Speaker pro tempore
Michael Karickhoff (R)
since January 3, 2019
Majority Leader
Matt Lehman (R)
since October 6, 2015
Minority Leader
Phil GiaQuinta (D)
since November 7, 2018
Political groups
  •   Republican (70)


Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle 4, Indiana Constitution
Salary$28,791/year + per diem
Last election
November 8, 2022
(100 seats)
Next election
November 5, 2024
(100 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
House of Representatives Chamber
Indiana Statehouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
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.

Districts in Indiana are among the most gerrymandered in the United States - analysis showing that if Hoosier Republicans receive at least 56 percent of the statewide vote they will likely hold around 70 percent of seats.[1]

Terms and 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.[2]

Representatives serve terms of two years, and there is no limit on how many terms a representative may serve.[2]

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
Begin 2021 71 29 100 0
Begin 2023 70 30 100 0
Latest voting share 70% 30%


Office Representative Party Residence First Elected
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 Carey Hamilton Dem Indianapolis 2016

Standing committees

As of 24 October 2023.[3]

Committee Chair Vice Chair
Agriculture and Rural Development Michael Aylesworth (R-11) Beau Baird (R-44)
Commerce, Small Business, and Economic Development Robert Morris (R-84) Julie Olthoff (R-19)
Courts and Criminal Code Wendy McNamara (R-76) Jennifer Meltzer (R-73)
Education Robert Behning (R-91) Michelle Davis (R-58)
Elections and Apportionment Timothy Wesco (R-21) Zach Payne (R-66)
Employment, Labor and Pensions Heath VanNatter (R-38) Mark Genda (R-41)
Environmental Affairs Alan Morrison (R-42) Kendell Culp (R-16)
Family, Children and Human Affairs Dale DeVon (R-5) Christopher Judy (R-83)
Financial Institutions and Insurance Mike Speedy (R-90) Jake Teshka (R-7)
Government and Regulatory Reform Doug Miller (R-48) Tim O'Brien (R-78)
Insurance Martin Carbaugh (R-81) Craig Snow (R-22)
Judiciary Chris Jeter (R-88) Jerry Torr (R-39)
Joint Rules Todd Huston (R-37) Jerry Torr (R-39)
Local Government Chris May (R-65) Randy Lyness (R-68)
Natural Resources Shane Lindauer (R-63) David Abbott (R-82)
Public Health Brad Barrett (R-56) Donna Schaibley (R-24)
Public Policy Ethan Manning (R-23) Peggy Mayfield (R-60)
Roads and Transportation Jim Pressel (R-20) Ryan Lauer (R-59)
Rules and Legislative Procedures Ben Smaltz (R-52) Sharon Negele (R-13)
Statutory Committee on Ethics Karen Engleman (R-70) Sue Errington (R-34)
Utilities, Energy, and Telecommunications Edmond Soliday (R-4) Dave Hall (R-62)
Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Stephen Bartels (R-74) Joanna King (R-49)
Ways and Means Jeff Thompson (R-28) Robert Cherry (R-53)

Members of the Indiana House of Representatives

District Representative Party Residence First 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 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
10 Charles Moseley Dem Portage 2008
11 Michael Aylesworth Rep Hebron 2014
12 Mike Andrade Dem Munster 2020
13 Sharon Negele Rep Attica 2012
14 Vernon Smith Dem Gary 1990
15 Hal Slager Rep Schererville 2020 (2012–2018)
16 Kendell Culp Rep Rensselaer 2022
17 Jack Jordan Rep Bremen 2016
18 David Abbott Rep Rome City 2018
19 Julie Olthoff Rep Crown Point 2020 (2014–2018)
20 Jim Pressel Rep LaPorte 2016
21 Timothy Wesco Rep Mishawaka 2010
22 Craig Snow Rep Warsaw 2020
23 Ethan Manning Rep Macy 2018
24 Donna Schaibley Rep Carmel 2014
25 Becky Cash Rep Zionsville 2022
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 Lori Goss-Reaves Rep Marion 2023†
32 Victoria Garcia Wilburn Dem Indianapolis 2022
33 J. D. Prescott Rep Winchester 2018
34 Sue Errington Dem Muncie 2012
35 Elizabeth Rowray Rep Yorktown 2020
36 Kyle Pierce Rep Anderson 2022
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 Mark Genda Rep Frankfort 2022
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 Robb Greene Rep Shelby 2022
48 Douglas Miller Rep Elkhart 2014
49 Joanna King Rep Middlebury 2020†
50 Lorissa Sweet Rep Wabash 2022
51 Dennis Zent Rep Angola 2012
52 Ben Smaltz Rep Auburn 2012
53 Bob Cherry Rep Greenfield 1998
54 Cory Criswell Rep Middletown 2022
55 Lindsay Patterson Rep Franklin 2022
56 Bradford Barrett Rep Richmond 2018
57 Craig Haggard Rep Mooresville 2022
58 Michelle Davis Rep Whiteland 2020
59 Ryan Lauer Rep Columbus 2018
60 Peggy Mayfield Rep Martinsville 2012
61 Matt Pierce Dem Bloomington 2002
62 Dave Hall Rep Norman 2022
63 Shane Lindauer Rep Jasper 2017†
64 Matt Hostettler Rep Fort Branch 2018
65 Christopher May Rep Bedford 2016
66 Zach Payne Rep Charlestown 2020
67 Alex Zimmerman Rep North Vernon 2023†
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 Jennifer Meltzer Rep Shelbyville 2022
74 Stephen Bartels Rep Eckerty 2017†
75 Cindy Ledbetter Rep Newburgh 2020
76 Wendy McNamara Rep Mount Vernon 2010
77 Ryan Hatfield Dem Evansville 2016
78 Tim O'Brien Rep Evansville 2021†
79 Matt Lehman Rep Berne 2008
80 Phil GiaQuinta Dem Fort Wayne 2006
81 Martin Carbaugh Rep Fort Wayne 2012
82 Kyle Miller Dem Fort Wayne 2022
83 Christopher Judy Rep Aboite 2014
84 Robert Morris Rep Fort Wayne 2010
85 Dave Heine Rep Fort Wayne 2016
86 Ed DeLaney Dem Indianapolis 2008
87 Carey Hamilton Dem Indianapolis 2016
88 Chris Jeter Rep Fishers 2020
89 Mitch Gore Dem Indianapolis 2020
90 Mike Speedy Rep Indianapolis 2010
91 Robert Behning Rep Indianapolis 1992
92 Renee Pack Dem Indianapolis 2020
93 Julie McGuire Rep Indianapolis 2022
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 Blake Johnson Dem Indianapolis 2020†

†Member was initially appointed to the seat.


See also: Indiana General Assembly § History

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-year 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.[4] 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

Main article: Political party strength in Indiana

See also


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  2. ^ a b Assembly, Indiana General. "Indiana Code 5003 - Indiana General Assembly, 5011 Session". Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "Indiana House Standing Committee Appointments_123rd General Assembly_10-23-23". Indy Politics. Retrieved October 24, 2023.
  4. ^ "Indiana Once Tried to Change Pi to 3.2". March 14, 2016.

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