The Green Papers: Indiana 2023 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:6,790,280 (2.19% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:11(0.00% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
Capital:Indianapolis
 

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Indiana State and Local Government

Indiana Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


NOTE: In any Primary election in INDIANA, voters state which Party they are affiliated with by asking the poll workers for the ballot of that Party in a given Primary. A voter's party affiliation is determined solely by his or her Primary voting record; the state's voter registration form does NOT provide a place for the voter to state Party affiliation.

Even though the history of a voter's Party affiliation- solely as determined by the individual voter's Primary voting record- is part of the public record, the informaton is NOT available at the polling place. Any voter, however, may challenge another voter's Party affiliation at the polls:

In such a case, the voter making the challenge (the "challenger") fills out an affidavit that the voter being challenged (the "challengee") has not, in fact, voted in the Party's Primaries in the past, an assertion against which the challengee must fill out a counter-affidavit, asserting that they intend to vote for a majority of the candidates of the challengee's Party of choice in the next General Election. If the challengee fills out this counter-affidavit, the challengee is allowed to vote in the Primary; however, if the challengee refuses, he or she is not allowed to vote in the Primary.

Nevertheless, since General Election ballots are cast in secret, the intention expressed in the counter-affidavit by the challengee is impossible to enforce.


Indiana law forbids anyone from appearing on the general election ballot more the once.


The Libertarian Party nominates by convention rather than by primary.

Democratic and Republican Party nominations for Secretary of State, Auditor, and Treasurer are decided by convention.


A special election is required to be held under Indiana Code 3-10-8-1(3) "Whenever a vacancy occurs in the office of United States Representative, unless the vacancy occurs less than 74 days before a general election." There is no primary. Major party candidates are nominated at a party caucus and minor party and independent candidates are nominated by petition.

The party selects a nominee for Special Elections or in the event their nominee dies. The nominee "shall be filled by appointment by the district chairman of the political party."

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 118th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator  Michael K. "Mike" Braun
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 29 November 2022: Candidate for Governor in 2024.
 Candidate list (13)
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Robert Marc "Marc" Carmichael
FEC S4IN00279; 30 Sep 23; Tot $73,756; Dsb $21,850
  Candidate Democratic     Valerie L. McCray
FEC S2IN00166
  Candidate Democratic     RaeVen Ridgell
FEC S4IN00303
  Candidate Democratic     Marshall Travis
FEC S4IN00162
  Candidate Democratic     Aleem Young
FEC S4IN00295
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  James E. "Jim" Banks
District 3

FEC S4IN00196; 30 Sep 23; Tot $2,902,349; Dsb $1,545,852
  Candidate Republican     Wayne E. "Gunny" Harmon
FEC S4IN00238
  Candidate Republican     Douglas Ryan McGuire
Filed with the FEC for 2026. FEC ids S6IN00233, S6IN00241, S6IN00258

FEC S6IN00233
  Candidate Republican     John Rust
22 August 2023: A candidate can only run under the banner of a political party if their 2 most recent primary election votes were cast for that party or their county party chair signs off on their candidacy. Indiana does not have party registration. In 2016, Mr. Rust voted in the Republican Primary. In 2012, he voted in the Democratic Primary. The Republican Party County Chair had decided not sign off on Mr. Rust's candidacy. Reference 49D13-2309-PL-036487 Marion Superior Court.
7 December 2023: Judge finds a state law limiting who can run on a primary ballot unconstitutional from the Indiana Capital Chronicle.

FEC S4IN00253; 30 Sep 23; Tot $1,606,716; Dsb $551,535
  Candidate Republican     Anthony James Tibby
FEC S4IN00204
  Candidate Libertarian     Andrew Michael Horning
FEC S4IN00287
  Candidate Independent     Sean Adam Dada
FEC S4IN00220
  Candidate Independent     Richard Allen Kent
FEC S4IN00246

Class 3 Republican Senator  Todd Christopher Young
Served in the U.S. House: 2011-2017. First elected to the U.S. Senate: 2016; re-elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2028

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Eric Joseph Holcomb
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit.
 Candidate list (8, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     Bob Kern
?
  Candidate Democratic     former state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick
formerly a Republican
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Michael K. "Mike" Braun
29 November 2022: Candidate for Governor in 2024.
  Candidate Republican     former Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Suzanne Crouch
  Candidate Republican     Eric Doden
  Candidate Republican     former Attorney General Curtis T. Hill, Jr.
First elected: 2016, did not receive his party's nomination in 2020.
  Candidate Libertarian     Donald Rainwater
  Candidate Write-in     Christopher Stried

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Elected on a ticket with Governor.

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Suzanne Crouch
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 12 December 2022: Candidate for Governor.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Hamilton East Public Library Board of Trustees Member  Micah Beckwith

118th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2024, 2026. No Term Limit. 118th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (2 Undetermined);
7 Republican (5 Undetermined, 2 Open)

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Member of Congress  Frank J. Mrvan
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (6) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Frank J. Mrvan
FEC H0IN01150; 30 Sep 23; Tot $876,670; Dsb $344,287
  Candidate Republican     Lake County Council Member  Randell C. "Randy" Niemeyer
FEC H4IN01210
  Candidate Republican     David Ben Ruiz
FEC H4IN01194
  Candidate American Independent     Jason Keith Brown
FEC H4IN01228
  Candidate Independent     Tiffany Shawn Ford
FEC H4IN01202
  Candidate Independent     Samuel "Sam" Kravitz
FEC H4IN01178

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 2 Republican Member of Congress  Rudolph C. "Rudy" Yakym, III
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (3) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Rudolph C. "Rudy" Yakym, III
FEC H2IN02295; 30 Sep 23; Tot $908,108; Dsb $714,200
  Candidate American People's Freedom     Michael Young
FEC H4IN02184
  Candidate Independent     Cameron Beamon
FEC H4IN02176

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 3 Republican Member of Congress  James E. "Jim" Banks
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 17 January 2023: Candidate for the U.S. Senate Class 1 seat in 2024.
 Candidate list (14) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kiley Adolph
FEC H4IN03240; 30 Sep 23; Tot $11,225; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Jo Anderson
FEC H4IN03216
  Candidate Democratic     Phil Goss
FEC H4IN03182; 30 Sep 23; Tot $131,892; Dsb $82,339
  Candidate Democratic     Bradley Nestor
FEC H4IN03257
  Candidate Republican     Grant Bucher
FEC H4IN03208; 30 Sep 23; Tot $26,047; Dsb $12,354
  Candidate Republican     former Allen County Circuit Judge Wendy Davis
FEC H4IN03158; 30 Sep 23; Tot $548,347; Dsb $249,741
  Candidate Republican     Michael "Mike" Felker
FEC H4IN03133; 30 Sep 23; Tot $14,184; Dsb $11,660
  Candidate Republican     Jon Michael Kenworthy
FEC H4IN03166; 30 Sep 23; Tot $10,566; Dsb $9,747
  Candidate Republican     Chandler Likes
FEC H4IN03125
  Candidate Republican     Tim Smith
FEC H4IN03232; 30 Sep 23; Tot $605,344; Dsb $54,306
  Candidate Republican     former Member of Congress Marlin A. Stutzman
First elected to a partial term in a special election (to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Mark Edward Souder [Republican]): 2 November 2010. First elected to a full term: 2010, re-elected: 2012, 2014. Unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the U.S. Senate: 2016

FEC H4IN03174; 30 Sep 23; Tot $441,164; Dsb $170,364
  Candidate Republican     Eric Whalen
FEC H4IN03190; 30 Sep 23; Tot $5,125; Dsb $2,338
  Candidate Republican     Scott Wise
FEC H4IN03224
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Andrew R. "Andy" Zay
FEC H4IN03141; 30 Sep 23; Tot $461,269; Dsb $223,394

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 4 Republican Member of Congress  James R. "Jim" Baird
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (5) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Rimpi K. Girn
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  James R. "Jim" Baird
FEC H8IN04199; 30 Sep 23; Tot $99,005; Dsb $97,387
  Candidate Republican     T. Charles Bookwalter
FEC H2IN04168; 30 Sep 23; Tot $129,101; Dsb $36,821
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Craig Haggard
FEC H4IN04248
  Candidate Republican     Jerry P. Jones
FEC H4IN04230; 30 Sep 23; Tot $10,700; Dsb $11,588

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 5 Republican Member of Congress  Victoria Spartz
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 3 February 2023: "... I will not run for any office 2024."
 Candidate list (10) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jeremy Lee Edom
FEC H4IN05260
  Candidate Republican     Balaraju "Raju" Chinthala
FEC H4IN05203
  Candidate Republican     Max Engling
FEC H4IN05237
  Candidate Republican     Scott Alan Goad
FEC H4IN05245
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Charles "Chuck" Goodrich
FEC H4IN05179; 30 Sep 23; Tot $1,530,001; Dsb $536,459
  Candidate Republican     Mark Hurt
FEC H4IN05211
  Candidate Republican     Siddharth "Sid" Mahant
FEC H4IN05195; 30 Sep 23; Tot $1,113,431; Dsb $124,918
  Candidate Republican     Patrick Michael Malayter
FEC H4IN05252
  Candidate Republican     Matthew Brice "Matt" Peiffer
FEC H4IN05161
  Candidate Republican     Lonnie Dale Powell
FEC H4IN05229

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 6 Republican Member of Congress  Gregory J. "Greg" Pence
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (4) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Powell
  Candidate Democratic     Cynthia "Cinde" Wirth
FEC H2IN06304 or H4IN06128

FEC H2IN06304; 03 Aug 23; Tot $142; Dsb $544
  Candidate Republican     Erik Benson
FEC S4IN00170 or S4IN00188

FEC S4IN00170
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Gregory J. "Greg" Pence
FEC H8IN06129; 30 Sep 23; Tot $405,490; Dsb $361,265

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 7 Democratic Member of Congress  André D. Carson
First elected: 11 March 2008 in a Special Election called to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Member of Congress Julia M. Carson (his grandmother) on 15 December 2007.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (3) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  André D. Carson
FEC H8IN07184; 30 Sep 23; Tot $204,189; Dsb $347,009
  Candidate Republican     Rusty Johnson
FEC H4IN07191
  Candidate Republican     Gabriel Mathew "Gabe" Whitley
?

FEC H2IN08151; 30 Sep 23; Tot $252,520; Dsb $5,446

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 8 Republican Member of Congress  Larry D. Bucshon
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kellie Ann Moore
FEC H4IN08215; 30 Jun 23; Tot $2,624; Dsb $1,361
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Larry D. Bucshon
FEC H0IN08114; 30 Sep 23; Tot $591,500; Dsb $437,894

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 9 Republican Member of Congress  Erin Houchin
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (5) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Aaron Matthew Cole
FEC H4IN09148
  Candidate Democratic     Dale William "D. Liam" Dorris, II
FEC H0IN09161
  Candidate Democratic     Timothy "Tim" Peck
FEC H4IN09163
  Candidate Republican     Hugh Scott Doty, III
FEC H4IN09155
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Erin Houchin
FEC H6IN09143; 30 Sep 23; Tot $632,375; Dsb $421,077

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Republican Secretary of State  Diego Morales
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
 

Candidates for this office are nominated by party convention or petition. That is, there is no primary election for this office.


Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Republican Attorney General  Todd Rokita
Previously served as Indiana state Secretary of State: 2002-2010; first elected to the U.S. House: 2010. Reelected 2012, 2014, 2016. Not a candidate for reelection to Congress: 2018, unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate: 2018; re-elected as Attorney General: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Destiny Wells
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Todd Rokita
 Major Party candidates for the offices of Attorney General are not nominated via Primary but, instead, will be (per Indiana Code 3-8-4-2) nominated at each Party's respective State Conventions.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Republican Treasurer  Daniel Elliott
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
 Candidates for this office are nominated by party convention or petition. That is, there is no primary election for this office.

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Republican Comptroller  Elise Nieshalla
Appointed 1 December 2023 [re: resignation of Comptroller Tera Klutz (Republican) ].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
 

Candidates for this office are nominated by party convention or petition. That is, there is no primary election for this office.

On 1 July 2023, the official title of this office was changed from Auditor to Comptroller.

Auditor Tera K. Klutz (Republican) who was appointed 9 January 2017 [re: resignation of Auditor Suzanne Crouch (Republican) due to her 2016 election as Lieutenant Governor], first elected in 2018, and re-elected in 2022, announced her resignation on 28 September 2023 effective 30 November 2023.
1 December 2023: Governor Eric J. Holcomb (Republican) appoints Elise Nieshalla as the 58th state Comptroller.

 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 22 candidates
  Republican: 15 incumbents, 45 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  American Independent (affiliate of America's Independent): 1 candidate
  American People's Freedom: 1 candidate
  Boston Tea
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 5 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Indiana Election Commission
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Indiana General Assembly
  Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus
  Indiana Senate Republican Caucus
Democratic
  Indiana Democratic Party
Republican
  Indiana House Republicans
  The Indiana Republican Party
Third Party
  Boston Tea Party of Indiana
  Indiana Green Party
  Indiana Right To Life
  Indiana Right To Life
  Justice Party of Indiana
  Libertarian Party of Indiana
  The Unity Party of Indiana
Media & others
  Decatur Daily Democrat
  Goshen News
  Greensburg Daily News
  Howey Political Report
  Indianapolis Business Journal
  InGroup Online - Noblesville
  Kendallville Publishing Company - Northeast Indiana
  Kokomo Tribune
  Lebanon Reporter
  NewsLink.org - Indiana
  Pharos-Tribune - Logansport
  Politics1.com - Indiana
  Post-Tribune - Merrillville
  The Courier-Times - New Castle
  The Evening News - Jefferson / The Tribune - New Albany
  The Herald Bulletin - Anderson
  The Herald-Press - Huntington County
  The News-Dispatch - Michigan City
  The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne
  The Shelbyville News
  The Times - Frankfort
  The Times - Munster
  The Times - Northwest Indiana / Southeast Chicago
  The Wabash PlainDealer
  Tri-State Media
  Tribune Star - Terre Haute
  WISH TV - CBS - Indianapolis
  WRTV - ABC - Indianapolis
  WTHR - NBC - Indianapolis
  Zionsville Times Sentinel

 


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