Democratic primary elections for 13 of 50 seats in the Indiana State Senate took place on May 3, 2022. Of the 13 seats up for election in 2022, four had a primary election with more than one candidate.
Across all contested Democratic primary elections, candidates raised $494,264. Incumbents raised an average of $21,805 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $40,969 per candidate.
Four primary elections with the most fundraising
The table below details the four Democratic primary elections with the most fundraising in the State Senate. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.
|District 46||$260,747||Kevin Boehnlein (R)||Andrea Hunley, Kristin Jones, Ashley Eason, Karla Lopez Owens, and Bob Kern|
|District 4||$226,635||Rodney Pol Jr. (D)||Rodney Pol Jr., Todd Connor, Deb Chubb, and Ron Meer|
|District 1||$5,182||Michael Griffin (D)||Michael Griffin and Martin Del Rio|
|District 25||$1,700||Mike Gaskill (R)||Tamie Dixon-Tatum and Aaron Higgins|
#1 District 46 – $260,747
Kristin Jones raised $117,570, Andrea Hunley raised $73,397, Ashley Eason raised $48,108, Karla Lopez Owens raised $21,647, and Bob Kern raised $25.
Andrea Hunley advanced to the general election with 44 percent of the vote, Kristin Jones received 26 percent of the vote, Ashley Eason received 16 percent of the vote, Karla Lopez Owens received 14 percent of the vote, and Bob Kern received 1 percent of the vote.
#2 District 4 – $226,635
Incumbent Rodney Pol Jr. raised $43,610, Todd Connor raised $155,026, Deb Chubb raised $17,811, and Ron Meer raised $10,188.
Rodney Pol Jr. advanced to the general election with 44 percent of the vote, Todd Connor received 27 percent of the vote, Deb Chubb received 22 percent of the vote, and Ron Meer received 8 percent of the vote.
#3 District 1 – $5,182
Incumbent Michael Griffin raised $0 and Martin Del Rio raised $5,182.
Michael Griffin advanced to the general election with 66 percent of the vote and Martin Del Rio received 34 percent of the vote.
#4 District 25 – $1,700
Aaron Higgins raised $1,700 and Tamie Dixon-Tatum raised $0.
Tamie Dixon-Tatum advanced to the general election with 62 percent of the vote and Aaron Higgins received 38 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|
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