Democratic primary elections for 57 of 100 seats in the Indiana House of Representatives took place on May 3, 2022. Of the 57 seats up for election in 2022, five had a primary election with more than one candidate.
Across all contested Democratic primary elections, candidates raised $63,275. Incumbents raised an average of per candidate and challengers raised an average of $5,752 per candidate.
Five primary elections with the most fundraising
The table below details the five Democratic primary elections with the most fundraising in the House of Representatives. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.
|District 82||$33,533||David Abbott (R)||Kyle Miller, Melissa Rinehart, and Kathy Zoucha|
|District 62||$21,693||Jeff Ellington (R)||Penny Githens and Brad Swain|
|District 51||$5,529||Dennis Zent (R)||Michael Travis and Jestin Coler|
|District 28||$2,352||Jeffrey Thompson (R)||Eric Shotwell and John Futrell|
|District 88||$168||Chris Jeter (R)||Donna Griffin and Craig Hirsty|
#1 District 82 – $33,533
Kyle Miller raised $19,619, Melissa Rinehart raised $12,720, and Kathy Zoucha raised $1,194.
Kyle Miller advanced to the general election with 49 percent of the vote, Melissa Rinehart received 36 percent of the vote, and Kathy Zoucha received 15 percent of the vote.
#2 District 62 – $21,693
Penny Githens raised $19,216 and Brad Swain raised $2,477.
Penny Githens advanced to the general election with 68 percent of the vote and Brad Swain received 32 percent of the vote.
#3 District 51 – $5,529
Michael Travis raised $5,199 and Jestin Coler raised $330.
Michael Travis advanced to the general election with 68 percent of the vote and Jestin Coler received 32 percent of the vote.
#4 District 28 – $2,352
Eric Shotwell raised $2,352 and John Futrell raised $0.
Eric Shotwell advanced to the general election with 61 percent of the vote and John Futrell received 39 percent of the vote.
#5 District 88 – $168
Craig Hirsty raised $168 and Donna Griffin raised $0.
Donna Griffin advanced to the general election with 89 percent of the vote and Craig Hirsty received 11 percent of the vote.
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Indiana PACs submitted to the Indiana Secretary of State. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.
|Report Name||Report Due Date|
|2022 Jan Semiannual||1/19/2022|
|2022 Statewide Quarterly/Semiannual||7/15/2022|
|2022 Statewide Quarterly||11/1/2022|
|2022 Annual Report||1/18/2023|