United States House of Representatives elections in Indiana, 2002

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The 2002 congressional elections in Indiana were elections for Indiana's delegation to the United States House of Representatives, which occurred along with congressional elections nationwide on November 5, 2002. Republicans held a majority of Indiana's delegation, 6-4, before the elections. The districts were redrawn prior to the 2002 elections, reducing the number of districts by 1. Democrat Tim Roemer of the 2nd district retired, leaving the seat vacant. Republicans picked up the 2nd district seat, gaining a 6-3 advantage following the elections.

Results[edit]

The following are the final results from the Secretary of State of Indiana.[1]

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Indiana, 2002[2]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 840,694 55.26% 6 -
Democratic 640,568 42.11% 3 -1
Libertarian 37,270 2.45% 0 -
Green 2,745 0.18% 0 -
Others 76 <0.01% 0 -
Totals 1,521,353 100.00% 9 -

District 1[edit]

This district includes a small strip of northwest Indiana. The district has been one of the most Democratic in Indiana.

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Pete Visclosky (incumbent) 90,443 67.0%
Republican Mark Leyva 41,909 31.0%
Libertarian Timothy Brennan 2,759 2.0%
Turnout 135,111 32%
Democratic hold Swing

District 2[edit]

This district is centered on South Bend, Indiana and the Indiana portion of the Michiana region.

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Chris Chocola 95,081 50.4%
Democratic Jill Long Thompson 86,253 45.8%
Libertarian Sharon Metheny 7,112 3.8%
No party Write-Ins 12 0.0%
Turnout 188,458 45%
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

District 3[edit]

This district is located in the northeast corner of Indiana and has a large population center in Fort Wayne.

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mark Souder (incumbent) 92,566 63.1%
Democratic Jay Rigdon 50,509 34.5%
Libertarian Mike Donlan 3,531 2.4%
Turnout 146,606 37%
Republican hold Swing

District 4[edit]

This district is located in west-central Indiana. Located within the district is the city of West Lafayette and many suburban towns.

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Steve Buyer (incumbent) 112,760 71.4%
Democratic Bill Abbott[disambiguation needed] 41,314 26.1%
Libertarian Jerry Susong 3,934 2.5%
Turnout 158,008 36%
Republican hold Swing

District 5[edit]

This district located mostly north of Indianapolis, including the largest suburbs of Indianapolis in Hamilton County.

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Dan Burton (incumbent) 129,442 71.9%
Democratic Katherine Carr 45,283 25.2%
Libertarian Christopher Adkins 5,130 2.9%
Turnout 179,855 37%
Republican hold Swing

District 6[edit]

This district takes in a large portion of eastern Indiana, including the cities of Muncie, Anderson, and Richmond.

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Pence (incumbent) 118,436 63.8%
Democratic Melina Fox 63,871 34.4%
Libertarian Doris Roberts 3,346 1.8%
Turnout 185,653 38%
Republican hold Swing

District 7[edit]

This district is in the heart of Central Indiana and encompasses most of Marion County/Indianapolis.

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Julia Carson (incumbent) 77,478 53.2%
Republican Brose McVey 64,379 44.1%
Libertarian Andy Horning 3,919 2.7%
No party Write-Ins 64 0.0%
Turnout 145,840 36%
Democratic hold Swing

District 8[edit]

Population centers of Evansville and Terre Haute are located within its limits along with numerous other small towns.

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Hostettler (incumbent) 98,952 51.3%
Democratic Bryan Hartke 88,763 46.0%
Libertarian Pam Williams 5,150 2.7%
Turnout 192,865 43%
Republican hold Swing

District 9[edit]

This district is located in southeast Indiana. The largest city located within the district is Bloomington followed by Columbus, New Albany, Jeffersonville, and Clarksville.

General election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Baron Hill (incumbent) 96,654 51.2%
Republican Mike Sodrel 87,169 46.0%
Green Jeff Melton 2,745 1.5%
Libertarian Al Cox 2,389 1.3%
Turnout 188,957 39%
Democratic hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Representative". Indiana of Secretary of State. 2002-11-05. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  2. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electioninfo/index.aspx


Preceded by
2000 elections
United States House elections in Indiana
2002
Succeeded by
2004 elections