John Hostettler

Offices

U.S. House
District 8
In office
Jan 3, 1995 to Jan 3, 2007

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
John Hostettler spent 12 years, 3 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the federal level.

Elections

1994–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1994
52.43%
John Hostettler*, Republican, 93,529 votes
47.57%
Frank McCloskey (i), Democratic, 84,857 votes
Out of 178,386 votes casts, the margin of victory was 8,672 (4.86%)
1996–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1996
49.97%
John Hostettler (i)*, Republican, 109,860 votes
48.30%
Jonathan Weinzapfel, Democratic, 106,201 votes
 1.73%
Paul Hager, Libertarian, 3,803 votes
Out of 219,864 votes casts, the margin of victory was 3,659 (1.67%)
1998–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1998
52.11%
John Hostettler (i)*, Republican, 92,785 votes
45.98%
Gail Riecken, Democratic, 81,871 votes
 1.91%
Paul Hager, Libertarian, 3,401 votes
Out of 178,057 votes casts, the margin of victory was 10,914 (6.13%)
2000–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 2000
52.65%
John Hostettler (i)*, Republican, 116,879 votes
45.27%
Paul E. Perry, Democratic, 100,488 votes
 1.96%
Thomas Tindle, Libertarian, 4,342 votes
 0.13%
Marc Haggerty, Write-In, 282 votes
Out of 221,991 votes casts, the margin of victory was 16,391 (7.38%)
2002–U.S. House (District 8) WON
Republican Primary–Tuesday, May 7, 2002
100.00%
John Hostettler (i)*, Republican, 29,673 votes
Out of 29,673 votes casts, the margin of victory was 29,673 (100.00%)
2002–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 2002
51.31%
John Hostettler (i)*, Republican, 98,952 votes
46.02%
Bryan L. Hartke, Democratic, 88,763 votes
 2.67%
Pam Williams, Libertarian, 5,150 votes
Out of 192,865 votes casts, the margin of victory was 10,189 (5.29%)
2004–U.S. House (District 8) WON
Republican Primary–Tuesday, May 4, 2004
100.00%
John Hostettler (i)*, Republican, 39,721 votes
Out of 39,721 votes casts, the margin of victory was 39,721 (100.00%)
2004–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 2004
53.37%
John Hostettler (i)*, Republican, 145,576 votes
44.55%
Jon P. Jennings, Democratic, 121,522 votes
 2.08%
Mark Garvin, Libertarian, 5,680 votes
Out of 272,778 votes casts, the margin of victory was 24,054 (8.82%)
2006–U.S. House (District 8) WON
Republican Primary–Tuesday, May 2, 2006
100.00%
John Hostettler (i)*, Republican, 32,018 votes
Out of 32,018 votes casts, the margin of victory was 32,018 (100.00%)
2006–U.S. House (District 8) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 2006
61.02%
Brad Ellsworth*, Democratic, 131,019 votes
38.98%
John Hostettler (i), Republican, 83,704 votes
Out of 214,723 votes casts, the margin of victory was 47,315 (22.04%)
2010–U.S. Senate (Class 3) LOST
Republican Primary–Tuesday, May 4, 2010
39.47%
Dan Coats*, Republican, 217,225 votes
29.25%
Marlin Stutzman, Republican, 160,981 votes
22.62%
John Hostettler, Republican, 124,494 votes
 4.48%
Don Bates, Jr., Republican, 24,664 votes
 4.18%
Richard Behney, Republican, 23,005 votes
Out of 550,369 votes casts, the margin of victory was 56,244 (10.22%)
In the 11 races we have results for, John Hostettler had a record of 9-2. That includes a record of 6-1 in 7 general elections, and 3-1 in 4 primary elections.