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Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.)

  • District: 5th District, East central -- part of Indianapolis and suburbs
  • Residence: Indianapolis
  • Born: June 21, 1938; Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Religion: Christian
  • Family: Wife, Samia Burton; four children
  • Education: Indiana U., attended 1958-59; Cincinnati Bible Seminary, attended 1959-60
  • Military Service: Army 1956-57; Army Reserve 1957-62
  • Political Highlights: Ind. House, 1967-69; Ind. Senate, 1969-71; Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1970; sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 1972; Ind. House, 1977-81; Ind. Senate, 1981-83; U.S. House, 1983-2013
  • Elected: Elected: 1982 (15th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Asia & the Pacific; Europe & Eurasia - Chairman); Oversight & Government Reform (Health Care, District of Columbia, Census & the National Archives; National Security, Homeland Defense & Foreign Operations)
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State Information: 5th District, East central -- part of Indianapolis and suburbs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Dan Burton (R) 146,899 62.1%
Tim Crawford (D) 60,024 25.4%
Richard Reid (LIBERT) 18,266 7.7%
Jesse Trueblood (I) 11,218 4.7%
2008 general Dan Burton (R) 234,705 65.5%
Mary Ruley (D) 123,357 34.4%
2006 general Dan Burton (R) 133,118 65%
Katherine Carr (D) 64,362 31.4%
Sheri Sharlow (LIBERT) 7,431 3.6%
2004 general Dan Burton (R) 228,718 71.8%
Katherine Carr (D) 82,637 26%
Rick Hodkin (LIBERT) 7,008 2.2%
2002 general Dan Burton (R) 129,442 72%
Katherine Carr (D) 45,283 25.2%
Christopher Adkins (LIBERT) 5,130 2.8%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 40% John McCain: 59%
2004 John Kerry: 28% George W. Bush: 71%
2000 Al Gore: 30% George W. Bush: 69%

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