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Buyer retired at the end of the 111th Congress.

Rep. Steve Buyer (R-Ind.)

  • District: 4th District, West central -- Indianapolis suburbs, Lafayette
  • Residence: Monticello
  • Born: November 26, 1958; Rensselaer, Ind.
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Family: Wife, Joni Buyer; two children
  • Education: The Citadel, B.S. 1980 (business administration); Valparaiso U., J.D. 1984
  • Military Service: Army Reserve 1980-84; Army 1984-87; Army Reserve 1987-present
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. House, 1993-2011
  • Elected: Elected: 1992 (9th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications, Technology & the Internet; Health); Veterans' Affairs - Ranking Member
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State Information: 4th District, West central -- Indianapolis suburbs, Lafayette

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Todd Rokita (R) 138,732 68.6%
David Sanders (D) 53,167 26.3%
John Duncan (LIBERT) 10,423 5.2%
2008 general Steve Buyer (R) 192,526 59.9%
Nels Ackerson (D) 129,038 40.1%
2006 general Steve Buyer (R) 111,057 62.4%
David Sanders (D) 66,986 37.6%
2004 general Steve Buyer (R) 190,445 69.5%
David Sanders (D) 77,574 28.3%
Kevin Fleming (LIBERT) 6,117 2.2%
2002 general Steve Buyer (R) 112,760 71.4%
Bill Abbott (D) 41,314 26.2%
Jerry Susong (LIBERT) 3,934 2.5%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 43% John McCain: 56%
2004 John Kerry: 30% George W. Bush: 69%
2000 Al Gore: 32% George W. Bush: 67%

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