James Prather Jontz

Offices

Indiana House
District 20
In office
Nov 6, 1974 to Nov 3, 1982

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Redistricting
District 25
In office
Nov 3, 1982 to Nov 7, 1984

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Ran For Other Office
Indiana Senate
District 7
In office
Nov 7, 1984 to Nov 18, 1986

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Assumed Other Office
U.S. House
District 5
In office
Jan 3, 1987 to Jan 3, 1993

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
James Prather Jontz spent 18 years, 17 days in office in Indiana, including 6 years, 2 days at the federal level and 12 years, 15 days at the state level.

Elections

1986–U.S. House (District 5) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1986
51.45%
James Prather Jontz*, Democratic, 80,772 votes
48.09%
James Robert Butcher, Republican, 75,507 votes
 0.46%
Brent Waibel, Libertarian, 727 votes
Out of 157,006 votes casts, the margin of victory was 5,265 (3.36%)
1988–U.S. House (District 5) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1988
56.32%
James Prather Jontz (i)*, Democratic, 116,240 votes
43.68%
Patricia L. Williams, Republican, 90,163 votes
Out of 206,403 votes casts, the margin of victory was 26,077 (12.64%)
1990–U.S. House (District 5) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1990
53.14%
James Prather Jontz (i)*, Democratic, 81,373 votes
46.86%
John Arthur Johnson, Republican, 71,750 votes
Out of 153,123 votes casts, the margin of victory was 9,623 (6.28%)
1992–U.S. House (District 5) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1992
51.02%
Steve Buyer*, Republican, 112,492 votes
48.98%
James Prather Jontz (i), Democratic, 107,973 votes
Out of 220,465 votes casts, the margin of victory was 4,519 (2.04%)
1994–U.S. Senate (Class 1) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1994
67.35%
Richard Lugar (i)*, Republican, 1,039,625 votes
30.50%
James Prather Jontz, Democratic, 470,796 votes
 1.12%
Barbara Bourland, Libertarian, 17,339 votes
 1.02%
Mary C. Barton, New Alliance, 15,800 votes
 0.00%
Brian Mitchell, Write-In, 74 votes
Out of 1,543,634 votes casts, the margin of victory was 568,829 (36.85%)
In the 5 races we have results for, James Prather Jontz had a record of 3-2. That includes a record of 3-2 in 5 general elections.