This year, Indiana will hold regularly scheduled elections for all 100 seats in the House and 25 seats in the Senate. Republicans control majorities in both chambers.
Indiana’s candidate filing period for the 2016 elections ended February 5. Here are some key statistics regarding the candidate filings and their impacts on the elections in the House and Senate.
- Nine representatives and eight senators will not return to their respective chambers in 2017. Representatives David Neizgodski (D) and Eric Allan Koch (R) are running for seats in the Senate, while Senator Brent Waltz (R) is challenging Attorney General Greg Zoeller (R) for the Republican nomination in the Congressional District 9 race.
- Senator Randy Head (R) is concurrently seeking the Republican nomination in the attorney general race in addition to re-election to the Senate.
- House Democrats and Republicans have effectively secured 16 seats and 28 seats respectively because of no opposite-party challengers in the general election.
- Senate Democrats and Republicans have effectively secured five seats and nine seats respectively because of no opposite-party challengers in the general election. Senate Republicans will retain the majority in the chamber since they control 22 of the 25 seats which are not up for election this year.