11/05/02 Candidate Questionnaire

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NOTE: Candidates are listed below by District Number. You need your State Representative and State Senate District Numbers to locate candidates for the election this November 5. You can go to Project Vote Smart at http://www.vote-smart.org/index.htm to find the District Numbers for your State Representative and State Senator. You can also go to Who's Your Legislator? at http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/legislator/search/ to find your Indiana House and Indiana Senate District Numbers.

Information from the following Candidate Questionnaire, together with the Legislative Voting Record and other information sources (such as public comments during legislative sessions, campaign platform statements, and the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election), have been used to prepare the Taxpayer Friendly Scorecard.

Candidate Questionnaire for the November 5, 2002, General Election: 

QUESTIONS FOR THE NOVEMBER 5, 2002, GENERAL ELECTION: 

1. Information about the tax increases passed by Indiana's General Assembly during the recent special session can be found on the Watchdog Indiana web page http://www.finplaneducation.net/individuals_vs_business_tax_splits.htm. Do you believe state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005?

2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, would you insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee?

3. Do you support exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents? Combined with the recently passed 3-cent gasoline tax hike, this would result in a revenue-neutral shift of all gasoline tax proceeds from Indiana's General Fund directly to road improvements.

4. The inventory tax will be eliminated through (1) a phased-in property tax shift to all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a shift (in those counties choosing to do so) to a tax on the income of individuals through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).  Can you think of a better way to eliminate the inventory tax?

5. Do you wish to make some additional comments about your candidacy? Do you have a website?

ANSWERS FOR THE NOVEMBER 5, 2002, GENERAL ELECTION: 

KEY:    Green = Taxpayer Friendly Response/Candidate
           
Red = Taxpayer Unfriendly Response/Candidate
           
Black = Uncertain Response/Candidate

State Representative District 1:

Linda C. Lawson
29 Detroit St.
Hammond, IN 46320
Day Phone: (219) 937-0820
E-mail: H1@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r01/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Myra Rosenbloom
244 Sunnyside
Munster, IN 46321
Day Phone: (219) 836-6126
E-mail:
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5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 2:

Thomas Cavanaugh
1447 Woodview Drive
Crown Point, IN 46307
Day Phone: (219) 864-0965
E-mail: TSC2169@msn.com 
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005. 
2. If a last-resort, and I do mean last-resort, tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, then I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee.
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I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents, as long as the revenue-neutral shift from the general fund goes directly to road repair and improvements.
4. I believe that the inventory tax should be completely eliminated. With it being eliminated then new business will be able to come to the state and bring new jobs and money to the Indiana economy.
5. With the tax increases that our current legislation passed with out thinking in terms of fiscal responsibility it is time for the people to elect representatives that will work for them and not against them. With the tax increase more people will be paying more taxes than they may realize. It is also time to ELECT representatives that CARE about their districts and their community and stop worrying about their own financial gains. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Earl L. Harris
4114 Butternut Street
East Chicago, IN 46312
Day Phone: (219) 398-4058
E-mail: H2@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r02/ 
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 3:

Charlie Brown
9439 Lake Shore Dr.
Gary, IN 46403
Day Phone: (219) 938-6548
E-mail: H3@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r03/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 4:

Ralph Donald Ayres
520 Park Avenue
Chesterton, IN 46304
Day Phone: (219) 926-3177
E-mail: H4@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r4/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 5:

Raymond Crawford
907 Ann St.
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Day Phone: (219) 255-4414
E-mail: 
1- 5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Craig R. Fry
637 Bay View Dr.
Mishawaka, IN 46544
Day Phone: (219) 255-1923
E-mail: H5@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r05/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 6:

B. Patrick Bauer
1307 Sunnymede
South Bend, IN 46615
Day Phone: (317) 232-9875
E-mail: H6@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r06/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Chuck Mramer
425 Manchester Drive
South Bend, IN 46615
Day Phone: (574) 232-1911
E-mail: 
1- 5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 7:

Thomas S. Kromkowski
2508 Lincolnway West
South Bend, IN 46628
Day Phone: (219) 232-5626
E-mail: H7@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r07/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 8:

Carl H. Baxmeyer
17711 Woodridge Dr.
South Bend, IN 46635
Day Phone: (219) 872-0635
E-mail: baxmeyer@aol.com
1- 5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Ryan M. Dvorak
3714 Palomino Circle, Apt. 3A
South Bend, IN 46628
Day Phone: (574) 271-8006
E-mail: 
1- 5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. 

State Representative District 9:

Gregory D. Kelver
0222 N. Woodland Dr.
LaPorte, IN 46350
Day Phone: (219) 767-2990
E-mail: kelver@csinet.net 
1- 5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Scott D. Pelath
1824 Manhattan Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
Day Phone: (219) 878-9174
E-mail: H9@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r09/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 10:

Duane Cheney
2700 Tecumseh Street
Portage, IN 46368
Day Phone: (219) 762-8682
E-mail: H10@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r10/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 11:

Dan Stevenson, Sr.
3117 Marha St.
Highland, IN 46322
Day Phone: (219) 922-9874
E-mail: H11@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r11/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 12:

John Aguilera
1311 Kosciusko Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312
Day Phone: (219) 398-4752
E-mail: H12@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r12/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 13:

Anthony S. Azcona
5656 Pennsylvania Street
Merrillville, IN 46410
Day Phone: (219) 886-4297
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Chester F. Dobis
6565 Marshall Court
Merrillville, IN 46410
Day Phone: (219) 980-9046
E-mail: H13@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r13/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 14:

Vernon G. Smith
4333 Broadway
Gary, IN 46409
Day Phone: (219) 887-2046
E-mail: H14@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r14/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 15:

George Baranowski
1441 Lakeview Drive
Schererville, IN 46375
Day Phone: (219) 322-5990
E-mail: gbaran@directvinternet.com 
1. Yes, I believe the current tax law changes by the General Assembly this spring are sufficient to meet government needs without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005. As a matter-of-fact I believe we need to lower property, business, and income taxes to entice companies to relocate to Indiana.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee. In any business or government, there must be a zero net return policy. This requires that if spending is increased in one area, another area will have to be reduced.
3. I neither support nor oppose the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents. 
4. In order to entice businesses to relocate here and bring much needed jobs, the inventory tax has to be reduced, and quickly. Counties with casinos should use part of their casino monies to offset the loss from the elimination of the inventory tax.
5. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Don Lehe
12401 S 125 W
Brookston, IN 47923
Day Phone: (765) 563-3605
E-mail:
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. 

State Representative District 16:

Michael D. Smith
207 Thompson Street
Rensselaer, IN 47978
Day Phone: (219) 866-4270
E-mail: H16@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r16/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 17:

Steven Heim
217 South Ohio Street
Culver, IN 46511
Day Phone: (574) 210-0265
E-mail: stevenheim@yahoo.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Ralph E. Winters
11 Fleet Parkway
Culver, IN 46511
Day Phone: (574) 842-2173
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 18:

Daniel M. Stevens
409 N. Lake St.
Warsaw, IN 46580
Day Phone: (574) 269-6730
E-mail: Daniel@kconline.com
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would always insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee.
3. I support exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax. I do not support an accompanying revenue-neutral 5-cent increase in the gasoline tax. 
4. Eliminate the inventory tax PERIOD. It is not a fair tax, so get rid of it. 
5. When given a choice, most people would choose how to live and spend their money without the government telling them how to do it. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

David A. Wolkins
501 Pierceton Rd.
Winona Lake, IN 46590
Day Phone: (219) 269-2639
E-mail: H18@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r18/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 19:

Robert D. Kuzman
819 Savannah Drive
Crown Point, IN 46307
Day Phone: (219) 661-1044
E-mail: H19@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r19/ 
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Pamela M. Roth
1523 W. 94th Ave
Crown Point, IN 46307
Day Phone: (219) 738-5592
E-mail:
pcroth@DIRECTVInternet.com
1. Yes, state government needs can most definitely be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005. Absolutely no personal income tax increases! Reduce spending by prioritizing needs and funding those needs with available monies.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee. The key phrase here is "last-resort." Our state administration needs to learn to live within the means of the people who support it with their tax dollars and to prioritize spending to improve the quality of life for our residents.
3. I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents as long as those receipts are designated for road and street improvements only. We should also put in place a oversight program to make sure the monies are spent on quality road improvements.
4. We definitely need to totally eliminate the inventory tax immediately to improve the economic climate in our state and provide our citizens with decent wages from the type of jobs that will come with the creation of new business. First of all cut wasteful government spending. There is too much discretionary spending allowed. If we hold the line on spending and recruit new businesses to the state, we will see an expansion of the corporate and business tax base. The state should then suffer less of an impact from the loss of revenue from the eliminated inventory tax. We need to look at the way we administer EDGE credits and also consider low interest loans to small businesses to help promote the development of new industry and small businesses.
5. Our state legislators had passed budgets with PLANNED deficits and have now resorted to trying to repair the budget and do tax reform at the same time. What this means to the taxpayers in this state is higher taxes without improvement guaranteed for education, health services, or road improvements, just to name a few of our needs. The efforts to salvage manufacturing jobs and create new business in House Bill 1001 (SS) are anemic.  There is much more reform that is going to be needed in next year's budget writing session. I will be a legislator that uses a revenue neutral approach to set priorities for spending while looking to promote economic prosperity. The budget will have to be balanced before I vote to approve. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 20:

Mary Kay Budak
5144 N. Pawnee Tr.
LaPorte, IN 46350
Day Phone: (219) 879-4949
E-mail: H20@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r20/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Janet F. Gillon
0588 W 250 S
LaPorte, IN 46350
Day Phone: (219) 324-3107
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 21:

Richard W. Mangus
68735 U.S. 31
Lakeville, IN 46536
Day Phone: (219) 633-4065
E-mail: H21@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r21/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 22:

William J. (Bill) Ruppel
909 State Road 13 West
N. Manchester, IN 46962
Day Phone: (219) 982-7981
E-mail: H22@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r22/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 23:

Scott Benson
164 N. Miami
Peru, IN 46970
Day Phone: (765) 863-7107
E-mail: MiamiColp@Hotmail.com 
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005. While our government is already oversized and wasteful, the best that Republicans and Democrats can do is bicker over whether the government should be 5% more wasteful or 3% more wasteful. I will work to actually reduce wasteful spending.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee. I believe it is never necessary to increase the burden on the taxpayer to solve a problem. Our tax structure needs to be regarded as it affects all taxpayers, instead of using it for selective benefits.
3. I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents. I support this idea because it does not result in a tax increase. I would rather, however, like to find a way to maintain Indiana's roads while also decreasing the sales and gas taxes.
4. A better way to eliminate the inventory tax is to trim the fat. Establish adequate funding for all constitutionally mandated programs, and greatly reduce and/or eliminate funding for all pork-barrel (i.e. "vote buying") projects, period. The plan recently passed by the General Assembly for a phased-in elimination of the inventory tax illustrates the fact that Republicans and Democrats are not willing to reduce our tax burdens. Instead, they simply move taxes around for the benefit of one and to the detriment of another.
5. I am a Libertarian candidate. A suggested website is www.lpin.org. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

William C. Friend
3127 W 1500 N
Macy, IN 46951
Day Phone: (219) 382-3885
E-mail: H23@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r23/ 
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 24:

Richard W. (Rich) McClain
2135 South Ridgeview Way
Logansport, IN 46947
Day Phone: (219) 652-2895
E-mail: H24@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r24/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 25:

Jeb Bardon
3135 Shady Grove Court
Indianapolis, IN 46222
Day Phone: (317) 924-9025
E-mail: jebbardon@aol.com 
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r94/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. 
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
NOTE: Until Candidate Bardon voted against House Bill 1001 (SS) at the conclusion of the General Assembly special session, his rating was consistently Taxpayer UNfriendly. All his 2002 tax votes in the regular session were for tax increases. On June 6, 2002, Candidate Bardon voted for a House version of HB 1001 (SS) that would have increased revenues $2.8212 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. There is every indication that his final vote against HB 1001 (SS) had nothing to do with the fact that it was not revenue neutral. In other words, he does NOT favor a revenue-neutral approach where the needs of state government can be met WITHOUT tax rate and fee increases.
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Josephine R. Coleman
3144 N. Norfolk St.
Indianapolis, IN 46224
Day Phone: (317) 293-1597
E-mail: jcoleman@indy.net
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Tom (Red) Taylor
3029 S. Collier St.
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Day Phone: (317) 486-9565
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 26:

Joe Micon
6806 Armstrong Chapel Rd.
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Day Phone: (765) 423-2691
E-mail: jmicon@aol.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire.  

Sue W. Scholer
807 Essex St. 
West Lafayette, IN 47906-1534
Day Phone: (765) 463-2641
E-mail: H26@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r26/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 27:

Mickey G. Bennett
418 Harrison St. #5
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Day Phone: 
E-mail: beat_rebel@yahoo.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Bob Hicks
1109 Winthrop Street
Lafayette, IN 47909
Day Phone: (765) 538-3025
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Sheila J. Klinker
633 Kossuth St.
Lafayette, IN 47905
Day Phone: (765) 742-1692
E-mail: H27@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r27/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 28:

Jeffrey A. Thompson
6001 North State Road 39
Lizton, IN 46149
Day Phone: (317) 994-6239
E-mail: H28@ai.org 
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r28/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. PRIOR COMMENT: I agree that a revenue-neutral solution is best. I think that no action this year would have been better than the version of HB 1001 (SS) that the General Assembly passed on June 22, 2002. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 29:

Karen L. Goldstein
108 B. Knoll Court
Noblesville, IN 46060
Day Phone: (317) 877-4137
E-mail:
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Kathy Kreag Richardson
1363 Grant Street
Noblesville, IN 46060
Day Phone: (317) 773-6123
E-mail: H29@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r29/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 30:

Greg Fridholm
1104 W. Maple
Kokomo, IN 46901
Day Phone: (765) 457-4121
E-mail: gfridholm@aol.com 
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005. I believe government needs can be met with tax and fee decreases.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I'm not sure that I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee. What is "Last-Resort?"
3. I support exempting gasoline from the sales tax, and believe that all revenue from gasoline taxation should go directly to road improvements.
4. Reduce spending to eliminate the inventory tax. 
5. I believe the nature and role of government in a free society should be minimal. Government is the solution of last resort. Small government is good government. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Ron Herrell
5100 N. 50 E.
Kokomo, IN 46901
Day Phone: (765) 457-8842
E-mail: H30@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r30/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Lynn M. (Rudy) Rudolph
2358 Westdale Ct.
Kokomo, IN 46901
Day Phone: (765) 452-9078
E-mail: l.rudolph@insightbb.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 31:

S. Gopal (Pal) Raju
1411 W. Glendale Drive
Marion, IN 46953-5757
Day Phone: (765) 674-1312
E-mail: sgandcraju@bpsinet.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Dean A. Young
0172 S. 200 E.
Hartford City, IN 47348
Day Phone: (765) 348-5171
E-mail: H31@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r31/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 32:

P. Eric Turner
5541 South Harmon
Marion, IN 46953
Day Phone: (317) 232-9750
E-mail: H32@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r32/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 33:

Ron Liggett
7483 S. 1000 W.
Redkey, IN 47373
Day Phone: (765) 369-2402
E-mail: H33@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r33/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. 
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
NOTE: Until Candidate Liggett voted against House Bill 1001 (SS) at the conclusion of the General Assembly special session, his rating was consistently Taxpayer UNfriendly. All his 2002 tax votes in the regular session were for tax increases. On June 6, 2002, Candidate Liggett voted for a House version of HB 1001 (SS) that would have increased revenues $2.8212 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. On June 22, 2002, Candidate Liggett stated before the House that he was voting against HB 1001 (SS) because there was not enough gas tax increase for economic development and the bill was "tilted towards business at the expense of individuals. There is every indication that his final vote against HB 1001 (SS) had nothing to do with the fact that it was not revenue neutral. In other words, he does NOT favor a revenue-neutral approach where the needs of state government can be met WITHOUT tax rate and fee increases.
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Richard W. Thornburg
8909 E. CR 500 N.
Albany, IN 47320
Day Phone: (765) 284-5093
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 34:

R. Tiny Adams
2105 N. Walnut St.
Muncie, IN 47303
Day Phone: (765) 288-7622
E-mail: H34@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r34/ 
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. 
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
NOTE: Until Candidate Adams voted against House Bill 1001 (SS) at the conclusion of the General Assembly special session, his rating was consistently Taxpayer UNfriendly. All his tax votes in the regular session, and all his votes this year in the House Ways and Means Committee, were for tax increases. One of his constituents explains his NAY vote on HB 1001 (SS) as follows: "Adams stated that he voted against HB 1001 (SS) because it didn't do enough for apartment owners which were 42% of his constituents, an obvious exaggerated percentage. The interesting part is that the state's Apartment Owners Association dropped their lawsuit after the legislation passed because of changes that were made during the special session. Apparently they were satisfied with the end result but Adams decided they shouldn't be. In reality he always states, after a vote against anything, that it didn't do enough for 'the little guy' or some other small group like the apartment owners." Candidate Adams apparently stated in The Star Press (Muncie) on August 24 that HB 1001 (SS) did not raise taxes enough and there will be another tax increase next year. Candidate Adams' vote against HB 1001 (SS) had nothing to do with dissatisfaction about the tax increases. In other words, he does NOT favor a revenue-neutral approach where the needs of state government can be met WITHOUT tax rate and fee increases.
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Tom L. Bennington
3700 W. Moore Rd.
Muncie, IN 47304
Day Phone: (765) 749-2982
E-mail: tom@tbennington.org 
Website: http://www.tbennington.org
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005. I also believe that tax cuts, or roll back of recently approved increases, may be possible.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee.
3. I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents. This would be an excellent way to ensure that those moneys are used as intended, on road improvements.
4. I prefer immediate elimination of the inventory tax.  The additional revenues over time, resulting from increased economic development, would more than offset the short-term losses.  
5.
For information and comments about me, please visit my web site. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 35:

L. Jack Lutz
5070 Stonespring Way
Anderson, IN 46012
Day Phone: (317) 232-9744
E-mail: H36@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r36/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 36:

Terri Jo Austin
1030 W. Riverview Drive
Anderson, IN 46011
Day Phone: (765) 215-5619
E-mail: TAUSTIN@ACSC.NET 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. 

Andy Kincaid
705 Apt. 1, Walnut St.
Anderson, IN 46012
Day Phone: (765) 643-9503
E-mail: andykincaid@mikepence.com  
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 37:

Scott E. Reske
141 East Madison Ave.
Pendleton, IN 46064
Day Phone: (765) 778-9937
E-mail: H37@ai.org
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Rob Steele
1036 Main, Box 265
Lapel, IN 46051-0265
Home Phone: (765) 534-4887
E-mail: RobSteele2002@aol.com
Website: http://www.steele2002.com/ 
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee. No more increases!
3. I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents. Eliminating the sales tax on gasoline reduces the number of taxing entities for gasoline merchants. Gasoline tax receipts also need to go in non-reverting accounts, and should be designated for road and street projects.
4. Reduce wasteful government spending and trim back excessive social entitlements so the inventory tax can be eliminated. Allow growth and inflation to absorb the eliminated amounts. Continue restructuring to optimize benfits.
5. Thank you for keeping this important issue before taxpayers. As a Republican candidate, I have been opposed to any tax increase, but favored the revenue neutral restructuring components of the bill. My opponent voted for raising taxes at every opportunity in 2002. He also refuses to sign the tax pledge. I have signed a tax pledge through Americans for Tax Reform stating that I will not raise taxes. Revenue-neutral restructuring is permitted, and our state needs to continue improving its tax structure to encourage job creation and business development while reducing the burden on Indiana's families. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 38:

James R. (Jim) Buck
4407 McKibben Dr.
Kokomo, IN 46902
Day Phone: (765) 453-9216
E-mail: H38@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r38/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 39:

Gerald R. (Jerry) Torr
5049 Huntington Dr.
Carmel, IN 46033
Day Phone: (317) 686-6806
E-mail: H39@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r39/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 40:

Ray Nowosielski
1247 S. Odell St.
Brownsburg, IN 46112
Day Phone: (317) 423-0960
E-mail: ray@bandedartists.com 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Matthew D. (Matt) Whetstone
23 Oakmont Drive
Brownsburg, IN 46112
Day Phone: (317) 852-5463
E-mail: H40@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r40/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 41:

Tim Brown
1111 Ridgeway Dr.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Day Phone: (765) 362-7024
E-mail: H41@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r41/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 42:

F. Dale Grubb
515 8th Street
Covington, IN 47932
Day Phone: (765) 793-3648
E-mail: H42@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r42/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Patti Smith
601 W. 11th St.
Veedersburg, IN 47987
Day Phone: (765) 793-2243
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 43:

Ed Gluck
628 Ash Street, Apt. 53
Terre Haute, IN 47804
Day Phone: (812) 235-0412
E-mail: edgluck2@yahoo.com 
1. Yes, state government needs can definitely be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005. The state is already spending at a grossly irresponsible level.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee. As a Libertarian, I would expect a better deal for a Libertarian vote. The operative word "necessary" does give me the freedom to say yes to this question, but even on revenue-neutral I see myself as the "Doctor No" or "Ron Paul" of Indiana.
3. I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents, especially moving the tax proceeds from Indiana's General Fund to road improvements. I would also propose a high percentage of the tax (4 of the 5 cents per gallon) should stay in the county where collected.
4. The inventory tax can be eliminated by cutting spending. Examples of decreased spending I would support include the following: eliminate Build Indiana Fund, a voucher system for school choice, eliminate the new training program for "special" employees, ease off on criminal laws causing prisons and jails to be filled with criminals who do not create a victim.
5. More information about me can be found at www.vote-smart.org and www.lpin.org. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election.  

Clyde Kersey
8057 East Sunset Ave.
Terre Haute, IN 47805
Day Phone: (812) 877-2211
E-mail: H43@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r43/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 44:

Lana Schimpf
146 S. Pr. Rd. 180 E.
Greencastle, IN 46135
Day Phone: (765) 653-7210
E-mail: lschimpf@tdsnet.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Andrew P. Thomas
301 N. Franklin, Apt. 7
Brazil, IN 47834
Day Phone: (812) 446-2369
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 45:

Bruce A. Borders
R.R. 1, Box 174B
Jasonville, IN 47438
Day Phone: (812) 665-9318
E-mail: borders@custom.net
1- 5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Alan B. Chowning
7836 W. County Road 50 N
Sullivan, IN 47882
Day Phone: (812) 382-4235
E-mail: pcho@joink.com
1- 5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 46:

R. Brooks LaPlante
7600 S. Williamsburg St.
Terre Haute, IN 47802
Day Phone: (812) 299-8750
E-mail: rbl@doughmakers.com
Website: www.LaPlante2002.com
1. Yes, state government needs can absolutely be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005. We need to focus on growing Indiana's economy, and we won't have to talk about another state tax increase. As you know we've been a runaway fiscal train since the mid 90s. I also believe that tax cuts, or roll back of recently approved increases, may be possible. I went to the Auditor's office a few months back and picked up the State reports back to FYE June 30, 1991. From that data I developed the following analysis of state spending. 

Indiana State Spending

All Governmental Fund Types & Expendable Trust Funds

(in thousands of dollars)

 

Expenditures

Actual
Spending
FY 90-91

Projected
Spending
FY 00-01
allowing for
inflation &
census growth

Actual
Spending
FY 00-01

Spending
Excess
over inflation
& population
growth

%
Excess

General Government 1,599,550 2,286,887 4,053,610 1,766,723 77.3%
Education 2,964,835 4,238,844 6,076,896 1,838,052 43.4%
Welfare 2,928,877 4,187,435 5,620,086 1,432,651 34.2%
Public Safety 494,438 706,901 1,097,476 390,575  
Health 489,140 699,327 308,531 (390,796)  
Conservation, Culture & Development 986,703 1,410,696 967,303 (443,393)  
Transportation 860,153 1,229,766 1,411,707 181,941  
Miscellaneous 67,337 96,272 219,709 123,437  

TOTAL

10,391,033 14,856,128 19,755,318 4,899,190

33.0%

 
10-yr compounded Midwest CPI = 30.4%
 
Indiana population in 2000 = 6,080,485
Indiana population in 1990 = 5,544,159
% change in population = 9.7%
 
Constant "per capita" factor in 1900 dollars = 43.0%

2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would absolutely insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee.
3. I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents
4. I will answer this question about the inventory tax in tandem with my following response to #5.
5. I advocate moving any business tax that can be viewed as "overhead" (i.e., independent of profitability) to one that is variable (i.e., linked to profitability). Any tax that a business incurs when it is not profitable defies common sense. I am now in my second business startup. In my first venture we went from $6 million in sales to $53 million in 9 years. It took a tremendous amount of cash, and we did not see sustainable retained earnings until year five and beyond. We went from a dozen employees to nearly 170. The impact to the local economy was very significant. I am now in my 6th year with another new venture. This one is a family-run business, Doughmakers. We make aluminum bakeware which we now market into the retail channel. Our track has been similar to my first company; however, the downturn in the economy has postponed our move to profitability. We thought 2002 would be the year; but it looks like next year will be when we finally break through the clouds. Startups are not the only businesses that struggle. I've been in the aluminum industry since the late 70s, and that business is very cyclical. It's feast or famine. My position is that we must not encumber business with a tax on inventory, fixed assets, gross receipts, or net worth. I believe the vast majority of business people are not opposed to paying their fair share of taxes provided their companies are profitable. How to do it? At the Federal level I would tax everything at a flat 20% (or slightly less) - ordinary income, business income (S-corp and LLC included), and capital gains. At the state level I would move away from the property tax and aim for a variable tax structure as well. This would mean a revenue-neutral swap for a higher sales tax and a higher income tax. I would support a higher tax-free threshhold for low-income families and seniors than what Indiana presently has. Beyond that, we all pay the same rate at the state level (similar to the Fed flat tax model). I do not believe a National Sales Tax will prevail as a total substitute to an income tax, but it could. Certainly it has some tremendous aspects. One thing for sure, the approaching tidal wave of baby boomers will have to be appeased by whatever solutions we employ. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Vern Tincher
5767 South Ernest Street
Terre Haute, IN 47802
Day Phone: (812) 894-2750
E-mail: H46@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r46/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 47:

Ralph M. Foley
400 Byram Blvd.
Martinsville, IN 46151
Day Phone: (765) 342-8474
E-mail: H47@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r47/
1. VOTING RECORD: DID NOT VOTE on House Bill 1001 (SS) at the conclusion of the General Assembly special session. RESPONSE: Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005.
2. VOTING RECORD: DID NOT VOTE on House Bill 1001 (SS) at the conclusion of the General Assembly special session. RESPONSE: If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee would be the first preference.
3. VOTING RECORD: DID NOT VOTE on House Bill 1001 (SS) at the conclusion of the General Assembly special session. RESPONSE: I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents, with the proceeds going directly to the General Fund.
4. VOTING RECORD: DID NOT VOTE on House Bill 1001 (SS) at the conclusion of the General Assembly special session. RESPONSE: General warehousing has been hit hard. It should be exempted 100% now from the inventory tax (the same as inventory used in the production of finished goods that qualify for an interstate commerce exemption). Studies conclude that additional economic activity is generated by the elimination of the inventory tax (a holdover from the days of the horse and buggy). The new revenue created by the additional economic activity would "pay" for the revenue lost from eliminating the counterproductive inventory tax.
5. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Willey Thompson
2961 Flanagan Lane
Martinsville, IN 46151
Night Phone: (765) 349-8958
E-mail: Katts237@aol.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 48:

Bruce D. Carter
55804 Rivershore East
Elkhart, IN 46516
Day Phone: (800) 291-1019
E-mail: bcarter@bcaconsultants.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Timothy Neese
203 N. Ward St.
Elkhart, IN 46514
Day Phone: (219) 293-2269
E-mail: tneese@aol.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 49:

John D. Ulmer
63536 C.R. 17
Goshen, IN 46526
Day Phone: (219) 533-1171
E-mail: H49@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r49/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 50:

Daniel J. (Dan) Leonard
6274 N. Goshen Rd.
Huntington, IN 46750
Day Phone: (260) 356-8204
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 51:

Dennis K. Kruse
6704 County Road 31
Auburn, IN 46706
Day Phone: (219) 925-0000
E-mail: H51@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r51/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Jeff A. Smith
1650 W 275 N
Angola, IN 46703
Day Phone: (260) 833-2498
E-mail: Jeffasmith@hotmail.com 

1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005. My philosophy is that state government "needs" only enough to protect our basic rights in ways that can't be handled by local governments, or individuals; the same applies to consensual provision for a narrowly defined public good. All other programs and agencies should be responsibly eliminated. 
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee. I would never vote for an increase in overall state spending. The state's spending increased by 48% in six years; I'm for dramatic rollbacks in spending.
3. I could support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents. I strongly approve of the implementation of ways to directly connect government services with proportional payment by those using the service.
4. Libertarian economist Cecil Bohanon, of Ball State University, proposed a plan that would yield twice what the governor's originally proposed tax increases would provide. If someone wants to cut spending, there are plenty of ways to do it. The personal property tax should be eliminated. Cutting government operations, and revamping education, are two special areas of need. The "Build Indiana Fund" should be fed directly to the General Fund.
5. Please visit the Libertarian Party of Indiana's website at www.lpin.org. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 52:

W. Dale Sturtz
2770 N 200 E
LaGrange, IN 46761
Day Phone: (219) 463-2876
E-mail: H52@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r52/
1-4. DID NOT VOTE on House Bill 1001 (SS) at the conclusion of the General Assembly special session. 
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Marlyn A. Stutzman 
0310 W 700 N
Howe, IN 46746
Day Phone: (260) 562-3303
E-mail: marlynstutzman@hotmail.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 53:

Kim J. Brand
332 Hickory Dr.
Greenfield, IN 46140
Day Phone: (317) 833-3000
E-mail: KIM@KIMBRAND.COM
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Robert W. (Bob) Cherry
3118 E 100 S
Greenfield, IN 46140
Day Phone: (317) 462-0619
E-mail: H53@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r53/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 54:

Michael A. Bell
17059 State Road 38
Hagerstown, IN 47346
Day Phone: (765) 489-5363
E-mail: michael_alan_bell@msn.com 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Mark Mattheis
349 South Perry Street
Hagerstown, IN 47346
Day Phone: (765) 487-4098
E-mail:
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Thomas E. (Tom) Saunders
106 North First
Lewisville, IN 47352
Day Phone: (765) 987-7572
E-mail: H54@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r54/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 55:

Robert Hoffman
204 W. Everton Rd.
Connersville, IN 47331
Day Phone: (765) 825-5728
E-mail: H55@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r55/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

David L. Nicholson
215 W. Main St., P.O. Box 88
Boston, IN 47324
Day Phone: (765) 935-5310
E-mail: DavidLNicholson@aol.com 
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I probably would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee. It would depend on the specific situation.
3. I do not support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents. 
4. What I would propose to eliminate the inventory tax is far too elaborate to explain here. What I would propose would affect all forms of taxation in Indiana because I believe that the taxation system (federal, state, and local) is far too complex and needs to be greatly simplified in order to make it fair to the average taxpayer.
5. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 56:

Richard (Dick) Hamm
2266 Walnut Lane
Richmond, IN 47374
Day Phone: (765) 962-0911
E-mail: 
1- 5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Phillip Pflum
5757 Sarver Road
Milton, IN 47357
Day Phone: (765) 478-3817
E-mail: 
1- 5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 57:

Thomas (Thom) Jester
503 Depot St.
Hope, IN 47246
Day Phone: (812) 379-1540
E-mail:
1- 5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Roland Stine
1025 W. McKay Rd.
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Day Phone: (317) 398-7755
E-mail: roland@stineforrep.com 
1. I certainly believe that state government needs can be met without any more tax increases through at least June 30, 2005. There is much fat in every budget that needs to be cut. As an example, in the city of Shelbyville our parks director proposed , in her budget, a $68,000 shelter house! Needless to say that item was cut.
2. If a last-resort tax increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax.
3. I would support exempting gasoline from the sales tax. People who are on our roads and highways everyday should bear the brunt of paying for them.
4. I most definitely support the elimination of the inventory tax.  I've always thought the sales tax is the fairest kind of tax, although, in this case, since we're trying to promote business interests, I think the proposed plan might be best where there is a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

John R. Wheeler
6342 E. Michigan Rd.
Waldron, IN 46182
Day Phone: (317) 402-3000
E-mail: jwheeler@tds.net 
1- 5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 58:

Woody Burton
147 Monticello Dr.
Greenwood, IN 46142
Day Phone: (317) 881-0400
E-mail: H58@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r58/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Bobby R. Miller
1434 Cottonwood Ct., Apt. D
Greenwood, IN 46143
Day Phone: (317) 889-0415
E-mail: 
1- 5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Dolores Montgomery
697 Cielo Vista Dr.
Greenwood, IN 46143
Day Phone: (317) 923-1066
E-mail:
1- 5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 59:

Mark Duwe
2219 Westline Drive
Columbus, IN 47201
Day Phone: (812) 372-6839
E-mail: m.duwe@insightbb.com 
Website: http://www.markduwe.com/ 
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee.
3. I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents. 
4. The inventory tax should be phased out over time as the economy improves without raising any other taxes.
5. Everyone needs property tax relief, not just those who will be affected by the recent court rulings; which should have been taken care of years ago. I am against any net tax increase. Indiana needs jobs. I would be in favor of a program that increase the availability of low interest loans for small businesses as well as cutting the red tape and some regulations required to run a small business in Indiana. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

David Yount
8275 Woodland Creek Drive
Columbus, IN 47201
Day Phone: (812) 379-4041
E-mail: H59@ai.org
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 60:

Jim Billingsley
8255 S. Fairfax Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Evening Phone: (812) 824-7650
E-mail: jsbillin@indiana.edu
1. I believe Indiana state government needs can be met without any new tax or fee increases through at least 2005.  In fact, I would favor reducing state spending to 1998 levels, and then enacting a spending cap that prohibits spending increases greater than inflation and population growth.
2. Most definitely YES, if a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee.
3. Yes, I support exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents because all gas taxes collected should be reserved for road and bridge improvements/maintenance.
4. A better way to eliminate the inventory tax would be to reduce spending.  The state is wasting much money under the guise of "economic development" and "job training".  Neither of these are the responsibility of government, and neither of these can government do well or efficiently.  State efforts in these areas end up costing more than they ultimately produce.  Leave it to the private sector.
5. I am running for Indiana House of Representatives in Dist. 60 as a Libertarian. The two main issues of my campaign are SCHOOL CHOICE and a STATE SPENDING CAP.   A family of 3 children that takes it upon themselves to educate their children in a non-government school saves taxpayers nearly a third of a million dollars over grades K-12.  However, only the wealthy can currently afford the unfair penalty of having to pay twice (once in tuition and again in taxes) for education.  I think families that pay for their own education should receive a tax credit (either property tax or income tax).  This would expand school choice to more Hoosier families and result in an improvement in all schools as competition is introduced.  A state spending cap is the only way to reign in out of control state spending, which has quadrupled since 1980.  Indiana used to make do with a 2% sales tax, less than 2% income tax, and no gambling money - what has changed that now our sales tax must be tripled, and our income tax more than doubled?  The problem is overspending and too much government expansion. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

L. David Sabbagh
3206 Coppertree Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401
Day Phone: (812) 339-5500
E-mail: lds@simdata.com 
Website: www.DavidSabbagh.com 
1-2. It's hard to see into the future. Before I would consider new tax or fee increases through at least 2005, I would need to be convinced. I would need to see a careful analysis and impact statement. However, I can say that we can't continue to spend at a rate of 6.8% if revenues increase at the rate of 4.2%. My platform includes the following statements: I support a policy that requires a cost-benefit analysis to justify expenditures, I support annual reviews of programs to see if their continuation is warranted based on objectives met and level of need, I support a more efficient government that eliminates duplication, uses good cash flow management, and used modern technology.
3. I am not opposed to a gas tax increase that would go directly to improving our road infrastructure.
4. Indiana business paid a much larger percent of taxes when compared to neighboring states. We need to reexamine the the percents paid by business and individuals.
5. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Peggy Welch
2802 St. Remy Circle
Bloomington, IN 47401
Day Phone: (812) 323-7978
E-mail: H60@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r60/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 61:

Clark Brittain
1010 S. Highland
Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone: (812) 323-1579
E-mail: brittain@drbrittain.com 
Website: www.brittain61.org 

1. I believe Indiana state government needs can be met without any new tax or fee increases through at least 2005. Our government must meet our needs without resorting to tax increases, just as we the tax payers must satisfy our budget within our means. This would mean decreasing spending. There are many painless ways to do so: privatization; reform of drug law violation standards (release of non violent drug offenders - the state constitution mandates in section 1 article 18 that the penal code must be reformative not vindictive - this is nowhere more ignored than with drug laws - incarceration of drug users is anything but reformative and VERY expensive - over $78,000 per inmate per year if cost of police, courts and processing is included - outpatient drug treatment costs about $4,000 per patient per year...we could save about $600 million per year with this simple maneuver alone).
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I absolutely would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee. If anything we should be decreasing the state spending.  Our legislature squandered a more than $2 billion surplus in the last two years.  They obviously cannot be trusted with so much money.  We cannot afford to continue a "tax and spend" headlong march into bankruptcy.
3. I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents. 
4.
A better way to eliminate the inventory tax is to just stop it. The added income to business owners will be plowed back into the economy in countless ways.
5.
I am the Libertarian candidate for House District 61, and will follow a libertarian "smaller smarter government" platform if elected.  The Libertarian Party website is www.lp.org. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election.

Matt Pierce
4321 Wembley Ct.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Day Phone: (812) 524-8744
E-mail: mpierce@bloomington.in.us
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 62:

Jerry L. Denbo
1271 Clay St.
French Lick, IN 47432
Day Phone: (812) 936-2483
E-mail: H62@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r62/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. 
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
NOTE: Until Candidate Denbo voted against House Bill 1001 (SS) at the conclusion of the General Assembly special session, his rating was consistently Taxpayer UNfriendly. All his 2002 tax votes in the regular session were for tax increases. On June 6, 2002, Candidate Denbo voted for a House version of HB 1001 (SS) that would have increased revenues $2.8212 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. On June 22, 2002, Candidate Denbo stated before the House that he was voting against HB 1001 (SS) because there was no casino provision for French Lick. There is every indication that his final vote against HB 1001 (SS) had nothing to do with the fact that it was not revenue neutral. In other words, he does NOT favor a revenue-neutral approach where the needs of state government can be met WITHOUT tax rate and fee increases.
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Donald O. Patton
R 2 Box 226 B
Solsberry, IN 47459
Day Phone: (812) 825-4909
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 63:

Dave Crooks
1205 Winbrook Dr.
Washington, IN 47501
Day Phone: (812) 254-5173
E-mail: H63@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r63/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 64:

Eric Davis
R.R. 3 Box 226A
Princeton, IN 47670
Day Phone: (812) 459-7885
E-mail: eric_w_davis@hotmail.com 
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005. With proper cuts and some good money management, we can make it much longer than 2005.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would absolutely insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee.
3. I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents
4. Rather than eliminating the inventory tax, I would much rather see spending cuts and economic development be used to stabilize Indiana. 
5. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

John Gregory Frenz
2199 N. Lincoln Ln.
Vincennes, IN 47591
Day Phone: (812) 882-4519
E-mail: H64@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r64/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 65:

Eric Allan Koch
1310 16th Street
P. O. Box 372
Bedford, IN 47421
Day Phone: (812) 339-4433
E-mail: eric@amklawfirm.com 
Website: www.erickoch.org 
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005. It will take government becoming smaller, leaner, and more efficient. Waste and duplication must be eliminated.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee. I took the Americans for Tax Reform Pledge early on (last winter...I was the first of the legislative candidates, I believe).
3. The revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents sounds like a good idea.
4. The inventory tax can be eliminated through decreasing the growth of government spending.
5. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

David Rhum
1217 14th St.
Bedford, IN 47421
Day Phone: (812) 279-7081
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 66:

Terry Goodin
409 Seymour Road
Crothersville, IN 47229
Day Phone: (812) 793-8532
E-mail: H66@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r66/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 67:

Cleo Duncan
1205 E. Tara Road
Greensburg, IN 47240
Day Phone: (812) 663-5595
E-mail: H67@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r67/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Steve R. Kristoff
22140 Main St., Box 44
Oldenburg, IN 47036
Day Phone: (812) 934-4362
E-mail: skristof@venus.net
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee.
3. I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents. 
4
. Simply eliminate the inventory tax, then cut state spending to match the cut in taxes.
5. Rather than being revenue-neutral, I would prefer to see the state decrease taxes across the board and cut government spending proportionately. For my campaign, I am using www.lpin.org (the Libertarian Party website). See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election.

State Representative District 68:

Robert J. Bischoff
1137 Carroll Ave.
Greendale, IN 47025
Day Phone: (812) 537-2061
E-mail: H68@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r68/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

John R. Keeton
686 Hwy 129
Vevay, IN 47043
Day Phone: (812) 427-2258
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 69:

Markt Lance Lytle
423 W. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250
Day Phone: (812) 265-4021
E-mail: H69@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r69/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. 
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
NOTE: Until Candidate Lytle voted against House Bill 1001 (SS) at the conclusion of the General Assembly special session, his rating was consistently Taxpayer UNfriendly. All his 2002 tax votes in the regular session were for tax increases. On June 6, 2002, Candidate Lytle voted for a House version of HB 1001 (SS) that would have increased revenues $2.8212 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. On June 22, 2002, Candidate Liggett stated before the House that he was voting against HB 1001 (SS) for the following reasons: there are no delayed closing provisions for the Muscatatuck State Development Center, the dockside gambling revenue projections are inflated, tourism is not included in the allowed spending areas for the locally shared gambling revenue, a casino is not provided for French Lick, there is no payment program for tobacco farmers. There is every indication that his final vote against HB 1001 (SS) had nothing to do with the fact that it was not revenue neutral. In other words, he does NOT favor a revenue-neutral approach where the needs of state government can be met WITHOUT tax rate and fee increases.
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Ben Newell
3133 Graham Rd.
Madison, IN 47250
Evening Phone: (812) 265-5922
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 70:

Tom Powers
1350 Voelker Drive NE
Corydon, IN 47112
Day Phone: (812) 738-7736
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Paul J. Robertson
8990 Bird Trail N.W.
Depauw, IN 47115
Day Phone: (812) 347-2015
E-mail: H70@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r70/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 71:

James L. Bottorff
2413 Highway 62
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Day Phone: (812) 282-8356
E-mail: H71@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r71/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Charles A. (Tony) Singleton
403 Lou Ann Ct.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Day Phone: (812) 288-7891
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 72:

Ryan Bergman
210 E. 13th St.
New Albany, IN 47150
Day Phone: (812) 941-0495
E-mail: ryan@ryanbergman.com
Website: http://www.ryanbergman.com/ 
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005. We need to control pork spending.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would definitely insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee. 
3. I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents. 
4.
Cut the pork spending to offset the elimination of the inventory tax. If there wouldn't have been out of control spending over the past decade, the inventory tax probably could have been eliminated immediately without any shift to any other tax. 
5. I am against any type of property tax because this type of tax does not take into account whether the person being taxed has any income or not.  I have been out knocking on doors and talking to too many elderly people on fixed income that are struggling to keep up with their property tax.  This also applies to people that have been laid off, that own a business that is struggling, etc., etc.  The state gaining revenue off these people is criminal.  In other words, the end does not justify the means. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

William C. Cochran
4330 Greenvalley Rd.
New Albany, IN 47150
Day Phone: (812) 944-8573
E-mail: H72@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r72/ 
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 73:

Dennie Oxley
2723 West State Road 64
Taswell, IN 47175
Day Phone: (812) 338-4932
E-mail: H73@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r73/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 74:

Russ Stilwell
266 Geneva Way
Boonville, IN 47601
Day Phone: (812) 897-1211
E-mail: H74@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r74/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 75:

Marsha Abell
4400 Stringtown Road
Evansville, IN 47711
Day Phone: (812) 435-5160
E-mail: vandclerk@aol.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Dennis T. Avery
11400 Big Cynthiana Rd.
Evansville, IN 47720
Day Phone: (812) 963-9126
E-mail: H75@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r75/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 76:

Daniel C. Hostettler
4621 Ford Rd. N.
Mt. Vernon, IN 47620
Day Phone: (812) 428-1077
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Jonathan Weinzapfel
2510 Bement Avenue
Evansville, IN 47720
Day Phone: (812) 423-9026
E-mail: H76@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r76/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 77:

Brian Hasler
756 South Rotherwood
Evansville, IN 47714
Day Phone: (812) 433-5392
E-mail: H77@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r77/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Ken Hughes
3 West Jennings Street
Newburgh, IN 47630
Day Phone: (812) 858-5028
E-mail:  
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 78:

Vaneta Becker
4017 Cobble Field Dr.
Evansville, IN 47711
Day Phone: (812) 479-3776
E-mail: H78@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r78/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 79:

Michael A. Ripley
2990 S 650 E
Monroe, IN 46772
Day Phone: (219) 592-7516
E-mail: H79@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r79/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 80:

Benjamin (Ben) GiaQuinta
4443 Pembroke Lane
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Day Phone: (219) 745-7861
E-mail: H80@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r80/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Kevin Howell
3315 Diplomat Dr.
Fort Wayne, IN 46806
Day Phone: (260) 441-9024
E-mail:
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire.  

State Representative District 81:

Matthew (Matt) G. Kelty
2424 Florida Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Day Phone: (260) 426-7770
E-mail: keltyclan@aol.com
Website: http://www.mattkelty.com/ 
1. Yes, state government needs CAN be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005, IF important steps are taken to strengthen Indiana's economy and IF legislators look honestly at places to decrease state spending. I will NOT support ANY tax or fee increases. 
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would have to understand why it is "necessary" before voting for it. New taxes, even those accompanied by a revenue-neutral dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee, typically punish some hard working individual or some aspect of Indiana's economy. 
3. I WOULD support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents. This action would be a revenue-neutral shift of how taxes are accounted. 
4. I support the long over-due abolition of the inventory tax. I cannot, however, propose a better way to do it at this time. In 1996, as part of his campaign for the presidency, Richard Lugar called for the abolition of income taxes through the establishment of a consumption tax. As an employee of his, I supported his candidacy and his call for the abolishment of income taxes. In fact, his proposal would have excluded food, medicine, primary housing, education, and retirement investments from the consumption tax. I believe such a tax is one of the most equitable forms of taxation. HOWEVER, a sizeable surplus is necessary for the transition. As the Indiana State Legislature this past spring moved Indiana's revenue stream into a more volatile area (less dependent on property tax, more dependent on sales taxes) it failed to account for the fact that the state's once-vaunted $2.4 billion dollar surplus no longer exists, and the "Rainy-Day Fund" is practically gone. The state has no cushion for the inevitable and turbulent nature of sales- and income-based revenue.    
5. My candidacy is a response to the failure of Winfield Moses, in particular, to provide meaningful leadership. Indiana has plummeted from 6th to 50th of US states in job creation. Indiana ranks dead-last in economic momentum. Indiana is first in bankruptcies and home-foreclosures. Who suffers the most? Not our state legislators. Those who have taken the brunt of Indiana's economic fall are Indiana families. Too many Hoosier Moms and Dads, working harder than ever, are now the target of what the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette calls "The most comprehensive tax increase in state history." I have four young children. In the context of our current leadership, I fear for their future. I am an architect--trained to use logic and common-sense to solve problems. As a fiscal conservative, I believe the brightest future of Indiana is one where our men and women can work, be productive, and take care of their families; a future where our state government lives within its means; and a future where Hoosier values are reflected in the way our state is managed. My "Campaign for Indiana" is comprised of major initiatives to address five areas of Indiana's culture--some of which overlap. First: Indiana must generate good-paying jobs. Second: Indiana must BALANCE its budget! Third: Indiana must improve education for its children. Fourth: Indiana must be a place where families are strengthened. Fifth: Indiana must work to protect its most noble class of citizens--its Senior Citizens. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Win Moses, Jr.
2718 Canterbury Blvd. Apt. 3
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
Day Phone: (219) 489-9402
E-mail: H81@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r81/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 82:

Jeffrey K. Espich
Box 158 - 1250 W. Hancock St.
Uniondale, IN 46791
Day Phone: (219) 543-2546
E-mail: H82@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r82/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Mike Wallin
9757 N. 200 W - 90
Markle, IN 46770
Day Phone: (260) 438-5887
E-mail: mwallin2002@yahoo.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 83:

Robert K. Alderman
5715 Kroemer RD.
Fort Wayne, IN 46818
Day Phone: (219) 489-5349
E-mail: H83@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r83/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 84:

Randy L. Borror
1315 Georgetowne Park Dr.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
Day Phone: (260) 493-6118
E-mail: H84@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r84/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 85:

Phyllis J. Pond
8530 Seiler Rd.
New Haven, IN 46774
Day Phone: (219) 749-1444
E-mail: H85@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r85/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 86:

Jim Atterholt
7920 Evanston Road
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Campaign Office Phone: (317) 5698170
Home Phone: (317) 2532608
E-mail: re-electatterholt@inhrcc.org  
Website: www.atterholt2002.com
1. VOTING RECORD: Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005RESPONSE: Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005.
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. VOTING RECORD: Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005RESPONSE: If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee. Any tax restructuring must be revenue-neutral.
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. VOTING RECORD: Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. RESPONSE: I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents.
4. VOTING RECORD: Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT). RESPONSE: Eliminate the inventory tax right away instead of a five year phase out.  The increase in economic growth as a result should more than help offset the loss of revenue.
5. After redistricting, this race for House District 86 will now be one of the closest in the state.  For those who share my beliefs--I really need your help.  Please spread the word to folks you may know in the district.  Please check out my campaign website to find out ways to help: www.atterholt2002.com. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

David Orentlicher
5200 Grandview Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46228-1938
Day Phone: (317) 829-7371
E-mail: DavidOforthe86th@yahoo.com 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 87:

Cindy Noe
5236 E. 72nd St.
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Day Phone: (317) 841-7777
E-mail: H87@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r87/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Pat Otten
10319 Holaday Dr.
Carmel, IN 46032-4048
Day Phone: (317) 280-2419
E-mail: mythotten@msn.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Fred Peterson
316 W. 52nd St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Evening Phone: (317) 255-6504
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

 State Representative District 88:

Brian C. Bosma
8971 Bay Breeze Lane
Indianapolis, IN 46236
Day Phone: (317) 692-9000
E-mail: H88@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r88/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 89:

Lawrence L. (Larry) Buell
2502 Silver Lane Drive
Bloomington, IN 46203
Day Phone: (317) 232-9761
E-mail: H89@ai.org 
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r89/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Dennis Wilson
203 Main Street
Beech Grove, IN 46107
Day Phone: (317) 784-3596
E-mail: elect@elitecasinoproductions.com
Website: http://www.lpin.org/cand2002/dennis_wilson/contact.html 
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee. If we decrease by more than the increase, more the better.
3. I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 centsSuch a bill must have a review in a couple of years to see whether or not road improvements have increased or if the extra money is being wasted.  Too many bad ideas look good before put into practice.  Money spent making sure a policy is working is much better than the endless drain of a bad program.
4. Kill the inventory tax, kill the property tax, and spend less money. 

5. The tax code is pretty arcane for normal taxpayers to understand, much less comply with.  Property tax, income tax, sin tax, sales tax, TAX TAX TAX.  The people of this state want to work, keep their wages, and live their lives.  If you want to be taxed to the max and have the state operate as a social babysitter, go to California or New Hampshire! Thank you for being interested in my position.  If it wasn't for you and other citizens keeping an eye out for us Libertarians, the electorate would be at the mercy of mass media and publicly funded re-election campaigns. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election.

State Representative District 90:

Edgar A. Arnold
7411 Franklin Pke. Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46259
Day Phone: (317) 862-3209
E-mail:
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Joe Billerman
10034 Gate Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46239
Day Phone: (317) 614-9276
E-mail: ATU1070@aol.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Michael B. Murphy
4731 Moss Lane
Indianapolis, IN 46237
Day Phone: (317) 782-3188
E-mail: H90@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r90/
1. VOTING RECORD: Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. RESPONSE: Not only do I believe that state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005, I believe that the governor has not yet made a serious effort to cut the size of state government.
2. VOTING RECORD: Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. RESPONSE: If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I absolutely would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee. The General Assembly did a relatively poor job of restructuring during the special session. I would give the General Assembly a "B" on business tax restructuring, and an "F" on tax restructuring for homeowners.
3. VOTING RECORD: Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. RESPONSE:I opposed the 3-cent increase in the gasoline tax passed by the General Assembly in the special session.  I have also tried repeatedly to remove the sale tax on water.  You pay sales tax on water from your kitchen tap, but pay no sales tax on bottled water at the grocery.  Why is that?
4. VOTING RECORD: Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT). RESPONSE: Cut government spending to make room for a quicker inventory tax elimination.  As a last resort you could spread the sales tax to a broader base.
5. I have worked tirelessly to not just limit, but reduce the size of state government and the burden it places on taxpayers. I call your attention to two op-ed pieces I wrote for The Indianapolis Star 5/12/02 and 8/2/02 about leadership and taxes. I am also the legislator that led the charge in 1997 to eliminate the state inheritance tax for half of all Hoosier estates. My record speaks for itself. Eliminate unfair taxes, shift to a consumption-based system. Cut the size of state government. The people know far better how to spend their money than the government. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 91:

Robert W. Behning
3315 S. Tibbs Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46221
Day Phone: (317) 243-4250
E-mail: H91@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r91/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Doug Brandt
1301 S. Brandt Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Day Phone: (317) 241-7913
E-mail: brandtonbrandt@aol.com  
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 92:

Phillip D. (Phil) Hinkle
7050 Camelot Court
Indianapolis, IN 46214
Day Phone: (317) 271-1700
E-mail: H92@ai.org 
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r92/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Cindy Kirkpatrick
7009 Maryvale Court
Indianapolis, IN 46214
Day Phone: (317) 487-8337
E-mail: seajay@indyweb.net 
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005. 
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee. 
3. I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents
4. To eliminate the inventory tax, decrease spending on K-12 education in Marion County by support of growth of free-market schooling, which is more cost-efficient in populous areas
5. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election.  

State Representative District 93:

David N. Frizzell
8310 Hill Gail Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46217
Day Phone: (317) 635-8885
E-mail: H93@ai.org 
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r93/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Deborah Turley
107 W. Lorretta Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46217
Day Phone: (317) 786-7942
E-mail: DEBNBRI98@EARTHLINK.NET 
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee.
3. I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents. 
4. The inventory tax should be completely eliminated.
5. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 94:

Shane Brinkman
5630 Moller Road
Indianapolis, IN 46254
Day Phone: (317) 388-8044
E-mail: VOTE4BRINKMAN@HOTMAIL.COM
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Carolene Mays
3247 Lindel Lane
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Day Phone: (317) 924-5143
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. 

Thomas Saunders
3812 N. Lawndale Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46254
Day Phone: (317) 569-9400
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 95:

Eric J. Barnes
8705 East 46th St.
Lawrence, IN 46226
Day Phone: (317) 898-3042
E-mail: me@virginmarket.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire.  

Mae Dickinson
5455 N. Arlington Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46226
Day Phone: (317) 547-0668
E-mail: H95@ai.org 
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r95/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. 
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
NOTE: Until Candidate Dickinson voted against House Bill 1001 (SS) at the conclusion of the General Assembly special session, her rating was consistently Taxpayer UNfriendly. All her 2002 tax votes in the regular session were for tax increases. On June 6, 2002, Candidate Dickinson voted for a House version of HB 1001 (SS) that would have increased revenues $2.8212 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. There is every indication that her final vote against HB 1001 (SS) had nothing to do with the fact that it was not revenue neutral. In other words, she does NOT favor a revenue-neutral approach where the needs of state government can be met WITHOUT tax rate and fee increases.
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 96:

Steve Carr
4936 N. Tuxedo
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Day Phone:
E-mail: stevechris870@aol.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Gregory W. Porter
3614 N. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Day Phone: (317) 926-1179
E-mail: H96@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r96/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. 
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
NOTE: Until Candidate Porter voted against House Bill 1001 (SS) at the conclusion of the General Assembly special session, his rating was consistently Taxpayer UNfriendly. All his 2002 tax votes in the regular session were for tax increases. On June 6, 2002, Candidate Porter voted for a House version of HB 1001 (SS) that would have increased revenues $2.8212 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. There is every indication that his final vote against HB 1001 (SS) had nothing to do with the fact that it was not revenue neutral. In other words, he does NOT favor a revenue-neutral approach where the needs of state government can be met WITHOUT tax rate and fee increases.
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 97:

Brad Klopfenstein
450 E. Walnut, #202
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Day Phone: (317) 920-1994
E-mail: lpinhq@lpin.org  
Website: http://www.lpin.org/cand2002/brad_klopfenstein/
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005. I have reviewed the state budget, and found that returning the state budget to 1996 levels can easily be done.  This can be done without a cut in education spending or state services, and would actually result in a tax decrease.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would absolutely insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee. During these difficult economic times, or any time for that matter, the legislature should take every possible step to ensure that working Hoosiers will not have to spend an extra cent to support state government. It only makes sense that if one area of the state government needs extra funding, that another area will have to be cut to balance out the revenue.
3. I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents. 
4. I would like to see the inventory tax and current property tax system replaced with 4-tiered system that taxes property  based solely on a square footage system. Property would be classified as one of 4 types - residential, commercial, industrial, or agricultural. The tax rate would then be uniform for every building within a classification. This system eliminates subjective taxing systems, and does not punish companies for having inventory and machinery. Noted economists from Ball State and Indiana Wesleyan have reviewed this plan, and have said that it would not only work, but would also be much more fair for taxpayers. This plan would be at worst revenue neutral, and may actually result in a tax cut. 
5. I look forward to serving the residents of Indianapolis's Southside and Downtown. I would also like to point out that while I want to eliminate property taxes for elderly Hoosiers, my opponent (who is generally a nice man) opposes these and other property tax cuts (HB 1651-3 Turner Amendment (Roll Call 371)). Currently, I am running a very grass-roots campaign, and any help that people can give would be greatly appreciated. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Edmund M. Mahern
2707 Allen
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Day Phone: (317) 786-6711
E-mail: H97@ai.org 
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r97/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 98:

William A. Crawford
3731 N. Station B9
Indianapolis, IN 46218
Day Phone: (317) 232-9816
E-mail: H98@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r98/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. 
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
NOTE: Until Candidate Crawford voted against House Bill 1001 (SS) at the conclusion of the General Assembly special session, his rating was consistently Taxpayer UNfriendly. All his 2002 tax votes in the regular session and the House Ways and Means Committee were for tax increases. On June 6, 2002, Candidate Crawford voted for a House version of HB 1001 (SS) that would have increased revenues $2.8212 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. On June 22, 2002, Candidate Crawford stated before the House that he was voting against HB 1001 (SS) because renters were nor receiving enough tax-relief benefits and the bill do not include a pull-tab gambling provision. There is every indication that his final vote against HB 1001 (SS) had nothing to do with the fact that it was not revenue neutral. In other words, he does NOT favor a revenue-neutral approach where the needs of state government can be met WITHOUT tax rate and fee increases.
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

John R. Daily
3340 N. Franklin Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46226
Day Phone: (317) 578-8882
E-mail: john@geekhavoc.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Gerald J. (Jerry) Papenmeier
2219 Elm Leaf Lane
Indianapolis, IN 46229
Day Phone: (317) 894-4545
E-mail: JerryPap@Prodigy.net 
1. Yes, state government needs can certainly be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005. 
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would, of course, insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee.
3. I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents.
4. Just eliminate the inventory tax - the lost revenue will reappear in added growth as the state economy responds.  
5. I see so much waste, non-collection of taxes due, etc. to fund all the programs we need.
See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 99:

Terry Jungels
3322 Lincoln Ct.
Indianapolis, IN 46228
Day Phone: (317) 291-1862
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Webster J. Smith
2911 W. 62nd St.
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Phone: (317) 251-6612
E-mail: scythian22@aol.com 
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005. Government should never do for people things people can and should do for themselves. By eliminating all so-called "essential" programs that violate that rule, and by eliminating the bureaucratic payroll that goes with those programs, we don't even need the recent tax hikes.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I absolutely would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee.
3. I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents. Taxes on gasoline should never have been part of the state's General Fund, but should have been reserved exclusively for highway and road maintenance and improvements. I support any and every reduction or elimination.
4. The best way to cut or eliminate any tax, including the inventory tax, is to reduce or eliminate government programs. Example: We don't need license branches at all. License plates and titles can be handled in the private sector by banks, auto dealers, insurance agencies, etc. Driver tests can be administered by driving schools.
5. I oppose any and all income taxes, and I am not revenue neutral. I intend to reduce revenues by reducing the size, scope, and extent of government drastically, and by reducing taxes accordingly. Example: Federal aid to education - The cost of payrolls for the people required to process compliance paperwork nearly equals the amount of monetary aid we receive from the federal government. I support a resolution to get the feds to adhere to the U.S. Constitution and get out of the education process, which has been reserved to the state by the 10th amendment. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Vanessa J. Summers
1140 Brook Lane
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Day Phone: (317) 925-1214
E-mail: H99@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r99/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. 
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
NOTE: Until Candidate Summers voted against House Bill 1001 (SS) at the conclusion of the General Assembly special session, her rating was consistently Taxpayer UNfriendly. All her tax votes in the regular session were for tax increases. On June 6, 2002, Candidate Summers voted for a House version of HB 1001 (SS) that would have increased revenues $2.8212 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. There is every indication that her final vote against HB 1001 (SS) had nothing to do with the fact that it was not revenue neutral. In other words, she does NOT favor a revenue-neutral approach where the needs of state government can be met WITHOUT tax rate and fee increases.
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Representative District 100:

John J. Day
937 E. Dr. Woodruff Pl.
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Day Phone: (317) 636-6601
E-mail: H100@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/repsites/r100/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Andrew F. Hart
55 S. Gladstone Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Day Phone: (317) 506-8213
E-mail: afreehart@msn.com 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

John C. Warren, Jr.
56 North Ewing Street
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Day Phone: (317) 359-2400
E-mail: jcwarren@iquest.net
Website: http://www.johncwarrenjr.com/ 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 1:

Frank Mrvan, Jr.
6732 Maryland Ave.
Hammond, IN 46323
Day Phone: (219) 844-3375
E-mail: S1@ai.org 
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/homepages/s01/index.html 
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to this Questionnaire. Did not receive the May 7, 2002, Candidate Questionnaire for the Primary Election. See the Legislative Voting Record.

State Senate District 4:

Rose Ann Antich
5401 Lincoln Street
Merrillville, IN 46410
Day Phone: (317) 232-9472
E-mail: S4@ai.org 
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/homepages/s04/index.html 
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to this Questionnaire. DID NOT RESPOND to the May 7, 2002, Candidate Questionnaire for the Primary Election. See the Legislative Voting Record.

M. Shane Stillman
136 Concord Circle
Valparaiso, IN 46385
Day Phone: (219) 476-4181
E-mail: gibbsman@prodigy.net
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to this Questionnaire.
DID NOT RESPOND to the May 7, 2002, Candidate Questionnaire for the Primary Election.

State Senate District 6:

Ryan Flynn
900 E. 10th St.
Fowler, IN 47944
Day Phone: (765) 884-8108
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to this Questionnaire. Did not receive the May 7, 2002, Candidate Questionnaire for the Primary Election.

Sue Landske
7325 W. 143rd Ave.
Cedar Lake, IN 46303
Day Phone: (219) 374-7667
E-mail: S6@ai.org 
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_republicans/homepages/s6/ 

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. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to this Questionnaire. Did not receive the May 7, 2002, Candidate Questionnaire for the Primary Election. See the Legislative Voting Record.

State Senate District 11:

Joe Zakas
16372 Wild Cherry Dr.
Granger, IN 46530
Day Phone: (317) 232-9490
E-mail: S11@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_republicans/homepages/s11/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 14:

Charles Bud Meeks
15026 Garmaw Rd.
Leo, IN 46765
Day Phone: (260) 627-2896
E-mail: S14@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_republicans/homepages/s14/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 15:

Melvin Billingsley
3004 S. Lafayette St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46806
Day Phone: (219) 456-5863
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Thomas J. Wyss
12133 Harvest Bay Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
Day Phone: (317) 232-9451
E-mail: S15@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_republicans/homepages/s15/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 17:

Gary Dillon
331 North Chauncey St.
Columbia City, IN 46725
Day Phone: (260) 248-8765
E-mail: H50@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r50/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 19:

David C. Ford
1023 N. Walnut St.
Hartford City, IN 47348
Day Phone: (765) 348-2228
E-mail: S19@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_republicans/homepages/s19/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

David (Dave) Jones
11010 Yoder Road
Roanoke, IN 46783
Day Phone: (260) 638-4873
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 21:

Jeff Drozda
533 Worth Court
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: (317) 442-8326 or (765) 438-1592
E-mail: Drozda2002@aol.com 
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee.
3. I would be open to consider the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents. I generally do not favor increasing the gasoline tax.
4. The inventory tax should be eliminated immediately.  There are creative ways to do this.  Indiana may want to look at what the other surrounding states have done to accomplish this same goal.  
5. I would love to hear from anyone regarding my qualifications and background to be your public servant. Please send me an E-mail or give me a call. My campaign mailing address is Jeff Drozda for State Senate, P.O. Box 555, Westfield, IN  46074. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

David W. Gay, Sr.
1884 E 100 N
Kokomo, IN 46901-3451
Day Phone: (765) 452-7441
E-mail: davegx@netusa1.net
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Susan Maxson
616 Holly Lane
Kokomo, IN 46902
Day Phone: (765) 459-0665
E-mail: smaxsonms@aol.com 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 22:

Ron Alting
3600 Cedar Lane
Lafayette, IN 47905
Day Phone: (765) 447-6498
E-mail: S22@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_republicans/homepages/s22/index.html
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

David Sanders
324 Jefferson Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Day Phone: (765) 494-6453
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 23:

Joseph W. Harrison
504 E. Pike St.
Attica, IN 47918
Day Phone: (765) 762-2145
E-mail: S23@ai.org 
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_republicans/homepages/s23/
1-4. DID NOT VOTE on House Bill 1001 (SS) in the special session.
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. PRIOR COMMENT: I will continue to oppose tax increases unless they are in fact revenue neutral. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 25:

Brenda Jackson
208 Poplar Drive
Alexandria, IN 46001
Day Phone: (765) 724-2829
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Tim Lanane
2310 W. 12th St.
Anderson, IN 46016
Day Phone: (765) 644-4415
E-mail: S25@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/homepages/s25/index.html
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 26:

Allie V. Craycraft, Jr.
9501 E. Jackson
Selma, IN 47383
Day Phone: (765) 282-0010
E-mail: S26@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/homepages/s26/index.html
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Andrew S. Phipps
4603 West C.R. 400 South
Muncie, IN 47302
Day Phone: (765) 288-5131
E-mail: phippsgosp@aol.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 27:

Allen E. Paul
3306 Geraldine Ln.
Richmond, IN 47374
Day Phone: (765) 935-7741
E-mail: S27@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_republicans/homepages/s27/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 29:

Murray Clark
9080 Pickwick Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Day Phone: (317) 637-1321
E-mail: murrayclark@murrayclark.com
Website: http://murrayclark.com/ 
1. VOTING RECORD: Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005RESPONSE: Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005.
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. VOTING RECORD: Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005RESPONSE: If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee.
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. VOTING RECORD: Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. RESPONSE: I am undecided regarding the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents.
4. VOTING RECORD: Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT). RESPONSE: Immediately eliminate the inventory tax or implement a solid phase-out not subject to legislature reversal.
5. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary ElectionPRIOR COMMENT: I voted against the budget in 2001 because it was not revenue-neutral, and I do not support HB 1001 (SS) as passed by the General Assembly for the same reason. I also do not support a personal income tax increase of any type. I would only support a sales tax increase if property taxes were lowered or restructured to achieve a revenue-neutral result. My example to illustrate the sales tax-property tax trade-off is this: a one cent increase in sales tax generates about $850 million in revenue; taking 50% of the school funding burden off property taxes, reduces revenue about $850 million. 

Kevin R. Fleming
3632 Roxburgh Ct. S.
Indianapolis, IN 46234
Day Phone: (317) 815-1100
E-mail: krf@kevinrfleming.com 
Website: http://www.kevinrfleming.com/ 
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee. 
3. I do not support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents
4. I support eliminating the inventory tax. I think the best way to do this would be through drastically cutting state spending.
5. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 31:

James W. Merritt, Jr.
10327 Tarpon Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Day Phone: (317) 844-7667
E-mail: S31@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_republicans/homepages/s31/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Doug M. Sloan
8178 Foxchase Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Day Phone: (317) 507-1715
E-mail: libertydoug@aol.com
Website: http://www.electdougsloan.com 
1. Unquestionably yes, Indiana state government needs can be met without any new tax or fee increases through at least 2005All legitimate expenses of government could be met on a shoestring compared to current expenditures.
2. Absolutely,
if a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee. My policy if elected would be: on every issue, every time vote against anything that would make government more expensive.  If more money must be spent we need to cut costs elsewhere.
3.
Exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents is a good idea because (1) it doesn't increase the tax burden and (2) Libertarians believe that taxes should be eliminated and replaced with user fees.  The  above would be a good start in that direction; those using the roads are the ones paying for upkeep.
4. To be honest, I would have to do more research to find
a better way to eliminate the inventory tax.  But overall, I am always in favor of going the route with the lowest overall tax burden.
5. I believe government has gotten too big, too intrusive, and especially too expensive!  I want to put an end to the out of control spending of politicians.  I believe taxation is theft.  Please see my in depth explanation of that comment on my website. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 38:

Jerry B. McMullen
R.R. 4, Box 277
Rockville, IN 47872
Day Phone: (765) 569-3060
E-mail: 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Timothy O. (Tim) Skinner
5899 E. Devonald Ave.
Terre Haute, IN 47805
Day Phone: (812) 462-4282
E-mail:
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 39:

Paul Croft
30 West St.
Sullivan, IN 47882-1449
Day Phone: (812) 268-3898
E-mail: umwa1423@aol.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

John M. Waterman
7452 N. Co. Rd. 375 E.
Shelburn, IN 47879
Day Phone: (812) 268-4308
E-mail: S39@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_republicans/homepages/s39/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 41:

Robert D. Garton
4024 W. South Wood Lake Dr.
Columbus, IN 47201
Day Phone: (317) 232-9416
E-mail: S41@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_republicans/homepages/s41/
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Kenn Gividen
2072 W. Northgate
Columbus, IN 47201
Day Phone: (812) 375-1492
E-mail: 1492@usa.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 43:

Johnny Nugent
920 Pribble Circle
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Day Phone: (812) 537-0628
E-mail: S43@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_republicans/homepages/s43/
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Daniel L. Precht
14038 Charlame Dr.
Brookville, IN 47012
Day Phone: (765) 647-3610
E-mail: dvprecht@cnz.com 
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 45:

Debbie Huber-Harbeson
305 Deer Run Drive
Sellersburg, IN 47172
Day Phone: (812) 246-9128
E-mail: DHHforStateSenate@yahoo.com 
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005.
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee.
3. I support the revenue-neutral approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents.
4. The inventory tax can be eliminated if the state stops spending so much money.  
5. I am for small government.
See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

James (Jim) A. Lewis, Jr.
774 Lerel St.
Charlestown, IN 47111
Day Phone: (812) 256-3585
E-mail: S45@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/homepages/s45/index.html
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 46:

Walter H. Schulz
1126 Savannah Dr.
New Albany, IN 47150
Day Phone: (812) 944-7461
E-mail: wschulz1311@aol.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Connie Weigleb Sipes
1825 Ekin Avenue
New Albany, IN 47150
Day Phone: (812) 949-4286
E-mail: S46@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/homepages/s46/index.html
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 47:

Christopher L. Byrd
1262 Short Street
Corydon, IN 47112
Day Phone: (812) 738-0644
E-mail: chrisbyrd2002@hotmail.com
1. Yes, state government needs can be met without any more tax and fee increases through at least June 30, 2005. 
2. If a last-resort tax or fee increase becomes necessary to solve a problem, I would insist on a revenue-neutral, dollar-for-dollar decrease in another tax or fee.
3. I would consider, so long as revenue-neutral, the approach of exempting gasoline sales from the sales tax and increasing the gasoline tax by another 5 cents. 
4. The inventory tax should be eliminated without increasing property taxes. 
5.
See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Richard D. Young, Jr.
10347 E. Daugherty Ln.
Milltown, IN 47145
Day Phone: (812) 633-4946
E-mail: S47@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/homepages/s47/index.html
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 48:

Lindel O. Hume
1797 Concord Dr.
Princeton, IN 47670
Day Phone: (812) 386-2091
E-mail: S48@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/homepages/s48/index.html
1-2. Special session vote FOR several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005
3. Special session vote FOR a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote FOR a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

State Senate District 49:

Dianna Alvey
9110 Shoreline Dr.
Wadesville, IN 47638
Day Phone: (812) 985-5953
E-mail: pealvey@aol.com
1-5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

Larry E. Lutz
5530 Whippoorwill Dr.
Evansville, IN 47712
Day Phone: (812) 424-9605
E-mail: S49@ai.org
Website: http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/homepages/s49/index.html
1-2. Special session vote AGAINST several tax increases that will increase revenues $1.7782 billion from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. 
3. Special session vote AGAINST a 20% gas tax increase (from 15 to 18 cents per gallon) effective 01/01/03. 
4. Special session vote AGAINST a phased-in shift of the inventory tax to (1) all other types of property through an increased property tax rate and (2) a tax on the income of individuals (in those counties choosing to do so) through the establishment or increase of a County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT).
NOTE: Until Candidate Lutz voted against House Bill 1001 (SS) at the conclusion of the General Assembly special session, his rating was consistently Taxpayer UNfriendly. All his 2002 tax votes in the regular session were for tax increases. There is every indication that his final vote against HB 1001 (SS) had nothing to do with the fact that it was not revenue neutral. In other words, he does NOT favor a revenue-neutral approach where the needs of state government can be met WITHOUT tax rate and fee increases.
5. DID NOT RESPOND to General Election Questionnaire. See the Candidate Questionnaire for the May 7, 2002, Primary Election

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