All Supt. of Public Instruction Results

We found 54 elections in 54 years that match your filters.
* denotes winner, (i) denotes incumbent

General Elections (54)Primary Elections (0)Special Elections (0)
2016Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Jennifer McCormick* Republican 1,422,478 53.42
Glenda Ritz (i) Democratic 1,240,328 46.58
Total Votes 2,662,806
Margin of Victory 182,150 6.84%
2012Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Glenda Ritz* Democratic 1,332,755 52.81
Tony Bennett (i) Republican 1,190,716 47.19
Total Votes 2,523,471
Margin of Victory 142,039 5.62%
2008Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Tony Bennett* Republican 1,294,833 51.00
Richard D. Wood Democratic 1,243,693 48.99
Kevin R. Brown Write-In 180 0.01
Total Votes 2,538,706
Margin of Victory 51,140 2.01%
2004Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 2, 2004
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Sueellen Reed (i)* Republican 1,317,612 56.13
Susan Williams Democratic 962,400 41.00
Joe Hauptmann Libertarian 67,419 2.87
Total Votes 2,347,431
Margin of Victory 355,212 15.13%
2000Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 7, 2000
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Sueellen Reed (i)* Republican 1,181,678 56.86
Gerald E. McCullum Democratic 814,658 39.20
Sam Goldstein Libertarian 81,722 3.93
Total Votes 2,078,058
Margin of Victory 367,020 17.66%
1996Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 5, 1996
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Sueellen Reed (i)* Republican 1,052,826 53.25
Ann England Democratic 861,497 43.58
Stephen L. Dasbach Libertarian 62,551 3.16
Jack Reynolds Write-In 88 0.00
Total Votes 1,976,962
Margin of Victory 191,329 9.67%
1992Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 3, 1992
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Sueellen Reed* Republican 1,066,385 50.89
Stanley Gordon Jones, Jr. Democratic 993,240 47.40
Charles Tony Knight New Alliance 35,935 1.71
Total Votes 2,095,560
Margin of Victory 73,145 3.49%
1988Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 8, 1988
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
H. Dean Evans (i)* Republican 1,078,897 52.98
Mary Jean Miller Pettersen Democratic 957,578 47.02
Total Votes 2,036,475
Margin of Victory 121,319 5.96%
1984Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 6, 1984
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Harold H. Negley (i)* Republican 1,121,398 53.52
Ray H. Scheele Democratic 933,915 44.57
Linda Kay Patterson American 29,292 1.40
Stephen L. Dasbach Libertarian 10,839 0.52
Total Votes 2,095,444
Margin of Victory 187,483 8.95%
1980Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 4, 1980
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Harold H. Negley (i)* Republican 1,155,099 55.41
John Joseph Loughlin Democratic 889,598 42.67
Linda Kay Patterson American 40,063 1.92
Total Votes 2,084,760
Margin of Victory 265,501 12.74%
1976Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Harold H. Negley (i)* Republican 1,065,808 51.26
Graham Arthur Richard Democratic 1,013,268 48.74
Total Votes 2,079,076
Margin of Victory 52,540 2.52%
1972Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 7, 1972
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Harold H. Negley* Republican 1,129,636 55.21
John Joseph Loughlin (i) Democratic 916,342 44.79
Total Votes 2,045,978
Margin of Victory 213,294 10.42%
1970Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 3, 1970
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
John Joseph Loughlin* Democratic 917,081 54.09
Richard D. Wells (i) Republican 778,455 45.91
Total Votes 1,695,536
Margin of Victory 138,626 8.18%
1968Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 5, 1968
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Richard D. Wells (i)* Republican 1,087,406 54.32
Mearle R. Donica Democratic 911,185 45.52
Martha Shelly Prohibition 3,352 0.17
Total Votes 2,001,943
Margin of Victory 176,221 8.80%
1966Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 8, 1966
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Richard D. Wells* Republican 888,946 53.71
William Earl Wilson (i) Democratic 766,021 46.29
Total Votes 1,654,967
Margin of Victory 122,925 7.42%
1964Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 3, 1964
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
William Earl Wilson (i)* Democratic 1,126,132 55.20
James R. Beasley Republican 908,572 44.53
Martha Shelly Prohibition 5,433 0.27
Total Votes 2,040,137
Margin of Victory 217,560 10.67%
1962Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 6, 1962
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
William Earl Wilson (i)* Democratic 901,379 50.90
Alvin C. Cast Republican 869,555 49.10
Total Votes 1,770,934
Margin of Victory 31,824 1.80%
1960Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 8, 1960
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
William Earl Wilson (i)* Democratic 1,060,532 50.30
Philip Herman Willkie Republican 1,042,248 49.43
Florence M. Murray Prohibition 5,801 0.28
Total Votes 2,108,581
Margin of Victory 18,284 0.87%
1958Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 4, 1958
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
William Earl Wilson* Democratic 946,399 55.35
Wilbur Young (i) Republican 751,226 43.93
Allison E. Wrentmore Prohibition 12,352 0.72
Total Votes 1,709,977
Margin of Victory 195,173 11.42%
1956Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 6, 1956
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Wilbur Young (i)* Republican 1,067,669 54.92
Earl Morris Utterback Democratic 868,594 44.68
Allison E. Wrentmore Prohibition 6,479 0.33
George Magdich Socialist Labor 1,181 0.06
Total Votes 1,943,923
Margin of Victory 199,075 10.24%
1954Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 2, 1954
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Wilbur Young (i)* Republican 795,720 50.39
Herbert I. Lamb Democratic 772,276 48.91
Jasper A. Huffman Prohibition 11,015 0.70
Total Votes 1,579,011
Margin of Victory 23,444 1.48%
1952Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 4, 1952
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Wilbur Young (i)* Republican 1,052,517 54.81
Earl Morris Utterback Democratic 854,738 44.51
Allison E. Wrentmore Prohibition 12,883 0.67
Total Votes 1,920,138
Margin of Victory 197,779 10.30%
1950Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 7, 1950
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Wilbur Young* Republican 838,131 53.09
Deane E. Walker (i) Democratic 727,345 46.07
Jasper A. Huffman Prohibition 13,248 0.84
Total Votes 1,578,724
Margin of Victory 110,786 7.02%
1948Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 2, 1948
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Deane E. Walker* Democratic 830,812 51.16
Ben H. Watt (i) Republican 770,989 47.48
Jasper A. Huffman Prohibition 14,028 0.86
Herman O. Makey Progressive 6,407 0.39
Milton W. Schowe Socialist 980 0.06
Michel Devich Socialist Labor 595 0.04
Total Votes 1,623,811
Margin of Victory 59,823 3.68%
1946Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 5, 1946
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Ben H. Watt* Republican 738,317 55.64
Edward W. Furnish Democratic 564,464 42.54
Jasper A. Huffman Prohibition 21,646 1.63
William Henry Miller Socialist 1,540 0.12
Slyvia Aron Communist 950 0.07
Total Votes 1,326,917
Margin of Victory 173,853 13.10%
1944Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 7, 1944
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Clement T. Malan (i)* Republican 855,867 52.35
Robert Bradley Hougham Democratic 777,221 47.54
Milton W. Schowe Socialist 1,833 0.11
Total Votes 1,634,921
Margin of Victory 78,646 4.81%
1942Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 3, 1942
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Clement T. Malan (i)* Republican 694,995 54.36
Ralph Watson Democratic 572,849 44.81
Myron L. Tripp Prohibition 8,784 0.69
Carl D. Tchalo Socialist Labor 1,848 0.14
Total Votes 1,278,476
Margin of Victory 122,146 9.55%
1940Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 5, 1940
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Clement T. Malan* Republican 877,166 49.87
Floyd I. McMurray (i) Democratic 874,754 49.73
Marion C. Miller Prohibition 4,889 0.28
Lois E. Newland Socialist 1,452 0.08
Orville J. Covault Socialist Labor 637 0.04
Total Votes 1,758,898
Margin of Victory 2,412 0.14%
1938Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 8, 1938
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Floyd I. McMurray (i)* Democratic 780,062 50.09
Norman J. Lasher Republican 768,983 49.38
Walter H. Brinson Prohibition 6,376 0.41
William Henry Miller Socialist Labor 1,945 0.12
Total Votes 1,557,366
Margin of Victory 11,079 0.71%
1936Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 3, 1936
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Floyd I. McMurray (i)* Democratic 904,530 56.20
Norman J. Lasher Republican 701,279 43.57
Charles R. Rogers Socialist 3,589 0.22
Total Votes 1,609,398
Margin of Victory 203,251 12.63%
1934Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 6, 1934
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Floyd I. McMurray (i)* Democratic 740,182 51.42
Ben H. Watt Republican 683,612 47.49
Arlington Binford Socialist 9,250 0.64
Walter H. Brinson Prohibition 5,017 0.35
Rene Theyssen Communist 1,290 0.09
Total Votes 1,439,351
Margin of Victory 56,570 3.93%
1932Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 8, 1932
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
George Clarence Cole (i)* Democratic 857,931 55.06
Ben H. Watt Republican 668,522 42.90
Lilly Miller Socialist 18,835 1.21
Fred M. Sageser Prohibition 9,085 0.58
Fidella P. Judd National 2,011 0.13
Herbert Gale Wise Socialist Labor 1,806 0.12
Total Votes 1,558,190
Margin of Victory 189,409 12.16%
1930Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 4, 1930
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
George Clarence Cole* Democratic 615,494 51.51
Roy P. Wisehart (i) Republican 567,679 47.51
Allison E. Wrentmore Prohibition 7,283 0.61
Jacob E. Schrader Socialist 3,934 0.33
Herbert Green Nationalist 582 0.05
Total Votes 1,194,972
Margin of Victory 47,815 4.00%
1928Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 6, 1928
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Roy P. Wisehart (i)* Republican 784,671 55.73
John A. Linebarger Democratic 616,095 43.76
Allen Bowman Prohibition 3,928 0.28
Lois E. Newland Socialist 3,306 0.23
Total Votes 1,408,000
Margin of Victory 168,576 11.97%
1926Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 2, 1926
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Charles F. Miller* Republican 532,835 52.62
John A. Linebarger Democratic 469,834 46.40
Floyd E. Beghtel Prohibition 5,168 0.51
Lois E. Newland Socialist 4,825 0.48
Total Votes 1,012,662
Margin of Victory 63,001 6.22%
1924Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 4, 1924
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Henry N. Sherwood* Republican 674,241 55.55
Samuel L. Scott Democratic 529,757 43.64
Lois E. Newland Socialist 6,090 0.50
William O. Bailey Prohibition 3,726 0.31
Total Votes 1,213,814
Margin of Victory 144,484 11.91%
1922Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 7, 1922
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Benjamin J. Burris (i)* Republican 535,118 50.22
Daniel C. McIntosh Democratic 515,361 48.37
Mary Fogleson Socialist 15,009 1.41
Total Votes 1,065,488
Margin of Victory 19,757 1.85%
1920Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 2, 1920
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Linnaeus N. Hines (i)* Republican 685,714 54.91
Daniel C. McIntosh Democratic 510,681 40.89
Lillith Martin Socialist 23,336 1.87
Margaret Doebber Farmer-Labor 16,638 1.33
Laura B. Leonard Prohibition 12,510 1.00
Total Votes 1,248,879
Margin of Victory 175,033 14.02%
1918Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 5, 1918
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Linnaeus N. Hines* Republican 296,176 52.62
Willis A. Fox Democratic 247,740 44.01
Andrew J. Hart Socialist 10,792 1.92
Elizabeth T. Stanley Prohibition 8,201 1.46
Total Votes 562,909
Margin of Victory 48,436 8.61%
1916Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 7, 1916
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Horace Ellis* Republican 337,249 47.88
Samuel L. Scott Democratic 324,009 46.00
Arthur A. Carmichael Socialist 21,615 3.07
Elcharles Devore Prohibition 15,544 2.21
Claudia Schad Progressive 4,454 0.63
Frank Hershel Socialist Labor 1,565 0.22
Total Votes 704,436
Margin of Victory 13,240 1.88%
1914Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 3, 1914
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Charles A. Greathouse (i)* Democratic 267,467 42.69
Horace Ellis Republican 229,861 36.69
John W. Kendall Progressive 90,982 14.52
William McKown Socialist 21,722 3.47
Clarence A. Mummart Prohibition 13,693 2.19
John J. Burkhardt Socialist Labor 2,799 0.45
Total Votes 626,524
Margin of Victory 37,606 6.00%
1912Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 5, 1912
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Charles A. Greathouse (i)* Democratic 276,994 43.31
Charles E. Spaulding Progressive 157,043 24.56
Samuel C. Farrell Republican 148,134 23.16
Florence Wattles Socialist 35,859 5.61
Alfred L. Mondy Prohibition 18,677 2.92
Alma Kirkham Socialist Labor 2,844 0.44
Total Votes 639,551
Margin of Victory 119,951 18.75%
1910Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 8, 1910
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Charles A. Greathouse* Democratic 294,763 47.92
Samuel C. Ferrell Republican 282,132 45.86
Janet Fennimore Socialist 19,048 3.10
Walter S. Smith Prohibition 16,387 2.66
Alma Kirkham Socialist Labor 2,806 0.46
Total Votes 615,136
Margin of Victory 12,631 2.06%
1908Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 3, 1908
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Robert J. Aley* Democratic 339,581 47.86
Lawrence McTurnan Republican 338,819 47.75
Monroe Vayhinger Prohibition 16,891 2.38
Alvin L. Heim Socialist 12,290 1.73
Morris Wiles People's (Populist) 1,015 0.14
Alma Kirkham Socialist Labor 589 0.08
Mavourneen B. Morris Independence 407 0.06
Total Votes 709,592
Margin of Victory 762 0.11%
1906Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 6, 1906
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Fassett A. Cotton (i)* Republican 289,756 50.07
Robert J. Aley Democratic 259,064 44.77
William O. Bailey Prohibition 19,730 3.41
Oren C. McDonald Socialist 7,702 1.33
Fred Beach Socialist Labor 1,503 0.26
William E. Hurley People's (Populist) 922 0.16
Total Votes 578,677
Margin of Victory 30,692 5.30%
1904Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 8, 1904
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Fassett A. Cotton (i)* Republican 360,522 53.75
Levi H. Scott Democratic 272,999 40.70
Arthur L. Green Prohibition 22,612 3.37
John W. Newbern Socialist 11,069 1.65
William E. Hurley People's (Populist) 2,072 0.31
James S. Decker Socialist Labor 1,470 0.22
Total Votes 670,744
Margin of Victory 87,523 13.05%
1902Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 4, 1902
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Fassett A. Cotton* Republican 294,038 50.70
Samuel L. Scott Democratic 258,730 44.61
Andrew F. Mitchell Prohibition 17,330 2.99
Martha Biegler Socialist 6,899 1.19
Harry A. Barnes Socialist Labor 1,744 0.30
William Smith People's (Populist) 1,250 0.22
Total Votes 579,991
Margin of Victory 35,308 6.09%
1900Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 6, 1900
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Frank L. Jones (i)* Republican 332,008 50.63
Charles A. Greathouse Democratic 305,751 46.63
Burt W. Ayres Prohibition 13,368 2.04
M. A. Thorndyke Social Democratic 2,218 0.34
William P. Beasley People's (Populist) 1,476 0.23
Oliver P. Stoner Socialist Labor 642 0.10
Albert Carter Union Reform 245 0.04
Total Votes 655,708
Margin of Victory 26,257 4.00%
1898Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 8, 1898
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Frank L. Jones* Republican 283,387 50.21
William B. Sinclair Democratic 264,036 46.78
Elcharles Devore Prohibition 9,507 1.68
Edgar Packard People's (Populist) 5,809 1.03
Charles Beam Socialist 1,688 0.30
Total Votes 564,427
Margin of Victory 19,351 3.43%
1896Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Sunday, November 8, 1896
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
David M. Geeting (i)* Republican 320,964 51.66
William B. Sinclair Democratic 294,867 47.46
Charles M. Lemon Prohibition 3,006 0.48
Cyrus W. Hodgen National 2,516 0.40
Total Votes 621,353
Margin of Victory 26,097 4.20%
1894Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 6, 1894
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
David M. Geeting* Republican 279,726 50.65
Charles William Thomas Democratic 233,183 42.22
Jason H. Allen People's (Populist) 28,627 5.18
Elcharles Devore Prohibition 10,765 1.95
Total Votes 552,301
Margin of Victory 46,543 8.43%
1892Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 8, 1892
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Hervey D. Vories (i)* Democratic 260,431 50.66
James H. Henry Republican 253,595 49.34
Total Votes 514,026
Margin of Victory 6,836 1.32%
1890Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 4, 1890
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Hervey D. Vories* Democratic 232,480 49.13
James H. Henry Republican 211,666 44.73
William F. Whitney People's (Populist) 17,466 3.69
Leander M. Crist Prohibition 11,587 2.45
Total Votes 473,199
Margin of Victory 20,814 4.40%
1888Supt. of Public Instruction
Held on Tuesday, November 6, 1888
Permalink for this election result
Candidate Party Votes %
Harvey Marion LaFollette (i)* Republican 264,002 49.16
Elmer E. Griffith Democratic 260,528 48.51
Charles A. Kiracofe Prohibition 9,893 1.84
Andrew J. Johnson Union Labor 2,637 0.49
Total Votes 537,060
Margin of Victory 3,474 0.65%
Filter Results






Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Latest Database Updates

Latest Blog Posts

Hoosiers to Know