The Green Papers: Indiana 2003 Off Year Election
 
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(Confirmation) Lieutenant Governor: Monday 20 October 2003
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
2000 Census:6,090,782 (2.16% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):4,448,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):4,000,809
Capital:Indianapolis
 

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Indiana State and Local Government


Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period, All Governors

  Democrat Governor Joseph E. "Joe" Kernan
Succeeded to the office of Governor upon the death of Governor Frank O'Bannon, 13 September 2003
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
The current Governor is NOT affected by a term limit.
  Candidate Republican (Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. - pending)
10 June 2003: The former White House budget director filed papers to start raising money for a 2004 gubernatorial run.
 

Monday 8 September 2003: 73-year-old Governor Frank O' Bannon suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. He underwent several hours of surgery, was placed in a drug-induced coma, and is on a ventilator.

Tuesday 9 September 2003: Under the provisions of Article 5, section 10(a) of the State's Constitution, Indiana Lieutenant Governor Joseph E. Kernan has become "Acting Governor". Lt. Governor Kernan has NOT been formally named Acting Governor.

Wednesday 10 September 2003: Under other provisions of Article 5, section 10 of the State's Constitution, the State Supreme Court- acting on a formal petition from the President pro Tem of the State Senate and the Speaker of the State House of Representatives- declared Lt. Governor Joe Kernan to be "Acting Governor" for the duration, pending the recovery of Gov. O'Bannon, retroactive to Monday 8 September 2003. Link to Indiana Governor's website: http://www.state.in.us/gov/

Saturday 13 September 2003: Governor Frank O'Bannon passes away at the age of 73; Lt. Governor Joe Kernan succeeds to the office of Governor.


Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Elected on a ticket with Governor.

  Democrat Katherine L. "Kathy" Davis
Appointed by Governor Joe Kernan: 2003
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Nominated Thursday 9 October 2003. Reference: http://www.state.in.us/gov/kernan/10-9-03.pdf
Confirmed 20 October 2003 by unanimous vote in both houses of the Indiana General Assembly
 

Lt. Governor Joe Kernan became "Acting Governor" of the State from 8 September 2003, pursuant to an order of the State Supreme Court under Article 5, section 10 of the Indiana State Constitution issued on 10 September 2003. Mr. Kernan then succeeded to the office of Governor upon the death of Governor Frank O'Bannon on 13 September 2002.

Under provisions of the Indiana State Constitution, the office of Lieutenant Governor (vacated when Lt. Gov. Kernan succeeded to the office of Governor) will be filled by a nominee chosen by the new Governor, subject to approval by a majority of each house in the Indiana General Assembly.

Monday, October 20, 2003 - Indiana approves, swears in first female Lieutenant Governor.

Finishing filling in the top leadership posts in the State in the wake of the death of Governor Frank O'Bannon (D-Indiana) last month, each house of the Indiana General Assembly unanimously approved Governor Joe Kernan's nominee for the Lieutenant Governor's post (vacated when Kernan succeeded to the Governorship upon Mr. O'Bannon's passing), 47-year-old Katherine L. Davis. Ms. Davis- who has been a State budget director and, most recently, Indianapolis city controller- thus becomes the first woman to serve in either of Indiana's two highest State offices.

Indiana's new Lieutenant Governor was sworn in during an inauguration ceremony held at Noon (1700 UTC) today, shortly after the State House of Representatives unanimously approved her nomination viva voce and the State Senate followed suit with a 48-0 confirmation vote. The lower house is controlled by Democrats, while the upper house is controlled by Republicans, and the respective votes in each house were seen as a strong showing of continued bipartisan cooperation with the Kernan Administration in the wake of last month's tragedy.


Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

  Republican Todd Rokita
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004

  Republican Steve Carter
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

  Republican Tim Berry
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

  Republican Connie Nass
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004

  Republican Suellen Reed
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1996, 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004

Clerk of State Supreme Court  4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2002

  Republican David C. Lewis
Appointed: 23 November 2003 to fill the vacant seat caused by the resignation of Clerk of State Supreme Court Brian Bishop
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
 June 2003: Clerk of State Supreme Court Brian Bishop, who was first elected in 1998 (?) and re-elected 2002, announced that he will leave his elected position to join the U.S. Department of Justice.

Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 108th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator Richard G. Lugar
First elected: 1976; re-elected: 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Class 3 Democrat Senator Evan Bayh
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004

108th House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2002, 2004. No Term Limit. 108th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Democrats (3 Undetermined);
6 Republicans (6 Undetermined)

CD 1 Democrat Congressman Peter J. Visclosky
First elected: 1984
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004

CD 2 Republican Congressman Chris Chocola
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004

CD 3 Republican Congressman Mark E. Souder
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004

CD 4 Republican Congressman Steve Buyer
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
 20 March 2003: Congressman Buyer having been called to active duty, has requested a leave of absence from the House of Representatives.
1 April 2003: Reports state that Congressman Buyer will return to Congress. The Pentagon has a practice of not sending lawmakers into combat while Congress is in session.

CD 5 Republican Congressman Dan Burton
First elected: 1982
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004

CD 6 Republican Congressman Mike Pence
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004

CD 7 Democrat Congressman Julia M. Carson
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004

CD 8 Republican Congressman John N. Hostettler
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004

CD 9 Democrat Congressman Baron P. Hill
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004

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