Mark Souder

Offices

U.S. House
District 4
In office
Jan 3, 1995 to Jan 3, 2003

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Redistricting
District 3
In office
Jan 3, 2003 to May 21, 2010

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Resigned
Mark Souder spent 15 years, 4 months, 20 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the federal level.

Elections

1994–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1994
55.42%
Mark Souder*, Republican, 88,584 votes
44.56%
Jill Long (Thompson) (i), Democratic, 71,235 votes
 0.02%
David Roach, Write-In, 30 votes
Out of 159,849 votes casts, the margin of victory was 17,349 (10.86%)
1996–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1996
58.37%
Mark Souder (i)*, Republican, 121,344 votes
39.32%
Gerald L. Houseman, Democratic, 81,740 votes
 2.31%
Ken Bisson, Libertarian, 4,796 votes
Out of 207,880 votes casts, the margin of victory was 39,604 (19.05%)
1998–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1998
63.31%
Mark Souder (i)*, Republican, 93,671 votes
36.69%
Mark J. Wehrle, Democratic, 54,286 votes
Out of 147,957 votes casts, the margin of victory was 39,385 (26.62%)
2000–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 2000
62.28%
Mark Souder (i)*, Republican, 131,051 votes
35.40%
Mike Dewayne Foster, Democratic, 74,492 votes
 2.32%
Mike Donlan, Libertarian, 4,887 votes
Out of 210,430 votes casts, the margin of victory was 56,559 (26.88%)
2002–U.S. House (District 3) WON
Republican Primary–Tuesday, May 7, 2002
59.56%
Mark Souder (i)*, Republican, 53,186 votes
37.00%
Walter Paul Helmke, Jr., Republican, 33,038 votes
 3.45%
William R. Larsen, Republican, 3,079 votes
Out of 89,303 votes casts, the margin of victory was 20,148 (22.56%)
2002–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 2002
63.14%
Mark Souder (i)*, Republican, 92,566 votes
34.45%
Jay Rigdon, Democratic, 50,509 votes
 2.41%
Mike Donlan, Libertarian, 3,531 votes
Out of 146,606 votes casts, the margin of victory was 42,057 (28.69%)
2004–U.S. House (District 3) WON
Republican Primary–Tuesday, May 4, 2004
79.23%
Mark Souder (i)*, Republican, 46,583 votes
20.77%
William R. Larsen, Republican, 12,210 votes
Out of 58,793 votes casts, the margin of victory was 34,373 (58.46%)
2004–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 2004
69.21%
Mark Souder (i)*, Republican, 171,389 votes
30.79%
Maria M. Parra, Democratic, 76,232 votes
Out of 247,621 votes casts, the margin of victory was 95,157 (38.42%)
2006–U.S. House (District 3) WON
Republican Primary–Tuesday, May 2, 2006
71.34%
Mark Souder (i)*, Republican, 39,449 votes
28.66%
William R. Larsen, Republican, 15,845 votes
Out of 55,294 votes casts, the margin of victory was 23,604 (42.68%)
2006–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 2006
54.28%
Mark Souder (i)*, Republican, 95,421 votes
45.72%
Thomas Hayhurst, Democratic, 80,357 votes
Out of 175,778 votes casts, the margin of victory was 15,064 (8.56%)
2008–U.S. House (District 3) WON
Republican Primary–Tuesday, May 6, 2008
77.07%
Mark Souder (i)*, Republican, 40,161 votes
22.93%
Scott Wise, Republican, 11,946 votes
Out of 52,107 votes casts, the margin of victory was 28,215 (54.14%)
2008–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 2008
55.04%
Mark Souder (i)*, Republican, 155,693 votes
39.70%
Michael Montagano, Democratic, 112,309 votes
 5.26%
William R. Larsen, Libertarian, 14,877 votes
Out of 282,879 votes casts, the margin of victory was 43,384 (15.34%)
2010–U.S. House (District 3) WON
Republican Primary–Tuesday, May 4, 2010
47.76%
Mark Souder (i)*, Republican, 38,441 votes
33.63%
Bob Thomas, Republican, 27,068 votes
 15.97%
Phil J. Troyer, Republican, 12,851 votes
 2.64%
Greg Dickman, Republican, 2,127 votes
Out of 80,487 votes casts, the margin of victory was 11,373 (14.13%)
In the 13 races we have results for, Mark Souder had a record of 13-0. That includes a record of 8-0 in 8 general elections, and 5-0 in 5 primary elections.