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 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, 2022|
|November 5, 2024|
|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||70%||30%|
|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|
|Agriculture and Rural Development||Don Lehe (R-25)||Michael Aylesworth (R-11)|
|Commerce, Small Business, and Economic Development||Robert Morris (R-84)||Jake Teshka (R-7)|
|Committee on Joint Rules||Todd Huston (R-37)||Jerry Torr (R-39)|
|Courts and Criminal Code||Wendy McNamara (R-76)||Donna Schaibley (R-24)|
|Education||Robert Behning (R-91)||Jack Jordan (R-17)|
|Elections and Apportionment||Timothy Wesco (R-21)||Alan Morrison (R-42)|
|Employment, Labor and Pensions||Heath VanHatter (R-38)||Randy Lyness (R-68)|
|Environmental Affairs||Mike Speedy (R-90)||Doug Gutwein (R-16)|
|Family, Children and Human Affairs||Dale DeVon (R-5)||Ann Vermilion (R-31)|
|Financial Institutions and Insurance||Martin Carbaugh (R-81)||Jeff Ellington (R-62)|
|Government and Regulatory Reform||Doug Miller (R-48)||Matt Hostettler (R-64)|
|Judiciary||Jerry Torr (R-39)||John Young (R-47)|
|Local Government||Dennis Zent (R-51)||Chris May (R-65)|
|Natural Resources||Sean Eberhart (R-57)||David Abbott (R-82)|
|Public Health||Brad Barrett (R-56)||Julie Olthoff (R-19)|
|Public Policy||Ben Smaltz (R-52)||Peggy Mayfield (R-60)|
|Roads and Transportation||Jim Pressel (R-20)||Shane Lindauer (R-63)|
|Rules and Legislative Procedures||Dan Leonard (R-50)||Sharon Negele (R-13)|
|Statutory Committee on Ethics||Anthony Cook (R-32)||Sue Errington (R-34)|
|Utilities, Energy, and Telecommunications||Edmond Soliday (R-4)||Ethan Manning (R-23)|
|Veterans Affairs and Public Safety||Randy Frye (R-67)||Ryan Lauer (R-59)|
|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-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. 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 5003 - Indiana General Assembly, 5011 Session". iga.in.gov. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
- "Committees". Indiana General Assembly. Retrieved August 4, 2022.
- "Indiana Once Tried to Change Pi to 3.2". www.mentalfloss.com. March 14, 2016.