These are the results in the top five most expensive Indiana State Senate elections

General elections for 25 of 50 districts in the Indiana State Senate took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Of the 25 districts up for election in 2022, 17 had a general election with more than one candidate.

Across all contested general elections, candidates raised $6.8 million. Incumbents raised an average of $361,918 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $100,125 per candidate.

Five general elections with the most fundraising

The table below details the five general elections with the most fundraising in the State Senate. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.

District Money Raised Officeholder Candidates
District 31 $1,805,803 Kyle Walker (R) Kyle Walker and Jocelyn Vare
District 29 $793,505 J.D. Ford (D) J.D. Ford and Alexander Choi
District 48 $588,346 Mark Messmer (R) Mark Messmer and Jeff Hill
District 11 $565,172 Linda Rogers (R) Linda Rogers and Melinda Fountain
District 45 $525,916 Chris Garten (R) Chris Garten and Nick Marshall

The officeholders above are listed for the current districts they hold. However, this is a redistricting year, so candidates have been identified below as incumbents even if they are running in a different district than they currently hold.

#1 District 31 – $1,805,803

Incumbent Kyle Walker raised $1,539,365 and Jocelyn Vare raised $266,438.

Kyle Walker won with 55 percent of the vote and Jocelyn Vare received 45 percent of the vote.

#2 District 29 – $793,505

Incumbent J.D. Ford raised $351,921 and Alexander Choi raised $441,584.

J.D. Ford won with 51 percent of the vote and Alexander Choi received 49 percent of the vote.

#3 District 48 – $588,346

Incumbent Mark Messmer raised $586,174 and Jeff Hill raised $2,172.

Mark Messmer won with 72 percent of the vote and Jeff Hill received 28 percent of the vote.

#4 District 11 – $565,172

Incumbent Linda Rogers raised $542,383 and Melinda Fountain raised $22,789.

Linda Rogers won with 62 percent of the vote and Melinda Fountain received 38 percent of the vote.

#5 District 45 – $525,916

Incumbent Chris Garten raised $511,666 and Nick Marshall raised $14,251.

Chris Garten won with 63 percent of the vote and Nick Marshall received 37 percent of the vote.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Indiana PACs submitted to the Indiana Secretary of State. Political expenditures that are not controlled by candidates or their campaigns, known as satellite spending, are not included in candidate totals. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines.

This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.