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ROBERT BEHNING

Republican Birth Date: 01/18/54

Indiana House District 91 covers the suburban and rural Southwestside of Indianapolis, extending from the Indianapolis International Airport south to Heartland Crossing, a far-flung development of vinyl-clad homes, a golf course and walking trails that became a ground zero of sorts for foreclosures during the Great Recession. It has been represented since 1992 by Robert Behning, a florist who has made his reputation in the Indiana General Assembly as chairman of the House Education Committee, a perch from which he’s become one of the state’s leading advocates for charter schools and the use of state-funded vouchers for private school tuition.

Behning weathered a few years in which he drew primary challengers who criticized him on education policy but has won reelection handily. In 2020, he had nearly 60% of the general election vote over Democratic and Libertarian opponents.

CONTACT INFORMATION

(800) 382-9841
200 West Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204
http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2020/legislators/legislator_robert_behning_187

EDUCATION

  • BS, Business Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis, 1972-1976

RATINGS

Indiana Manufacturers Association Positions 88
Indiana Manufacturers Association Lifetime Positions 83
Indiana Chamber of Commerce Positions (4 Year Average) 98
Indiana Chamber of Commerce Positions 96
LEAP Forward Positions (Indianna) 8
Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana Positions 44
Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana Lifetime Positions 29
Indiana AFL-CIO Positions 33
Indiana Manufacturers Association Positions 85
Indiana Manufacturers Association Lifetime Positions 90

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Director of external affairs, Educators College, Marian University; owner, Berkshire Florist.