2020 Indiana State Election Results
Despite a push from the Libertarian candidate Donald Rainwater who received 11.4% of the vote, incumbent Eric Holcomb will remain in office having received 56.6% of the vote.
After upsetting the Republican incumbent (who was embroiled in a variety of controversies), during the nominating process at the State Convention, former Republican Secretary of State and Congressman Todd Rokita easily won election with over 60% of the vote.
United States House of Representatives
Indiana has 11 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Republicans kept the same pre-election numbers with nine Republicans and two Democrats.
1st Congressional District: After spending decades in Congress, longtime Democrat Congressman Pete Visclosky retired from his heavily Democrat district. The seat will now be filled by Frank Mrvan who is the son of a longtime state senator.
5th Congressional District: In one of the most hotly contested races in the country where both sides ended up spending well north of $15 million, former Democrat State Representative Christina Hale came up short against former Republican State Senator Victoria Spartz who won by 17,000 votes.
Indiana State Senate
Only 2-3 races were ever in play with just half (25 members) of the membership up for reelection in 2020. Republicans are on course to lose one incumbent seat but still hold on to their super majority.
Pre-Election 40 Republicans – 10 Democrats
Post-Election 39 Republicans – 11 Democrats
Indiana State House
Despite a number of polls indicating that a dozen incumbent Republicans could be in trouble – especially those in the suburbs north of Indianapolis - not only did the Republicans hold on to their super majority, but they increased it by four seats. In addition, the house will welcome 5 additional new members from open seats created by retirements.
Pre-Election 67 Republicans – 33 Democrats
Post-Election 71 Republicans – 29 Democrats
Republican and Indiana House Speaker Todd Huston will retain his seat and his leadership role in 2021.
What does this mean for VGTs for Indiana? Our road to legalize VGTs in Indiana remains largely the same as before with key leaders remaining and Republicans in control of both sides of the Indiana General Assembly.
Now is the time to reach out to your state representative and tell them why VGTs will be good for your business.
Learn more at www.VGTsforIndiana.org.