A general election was held in the U.S. state of Indiana on November 6, 2018. Three of Indiana's executive offices were up for election, as well as a United States Senate seat and all of Indiana's nine seats in the United States House of Representatives.

United States Senate

United States House of Representatives

Secretary of State

Incumbent Republican Secretary of State Connie Lawson, who was appointed to the office in 2012, is running for re-election to a second full term in office.[1]

Jim Harper, an attorney and 2016 Democratic nominee for the state senate in the 5th District, is seeking the Democratic nomination.[2] Potential Democratic candidates include Monroe County Councilwoman Shelli Yoder.[3]

The Indiana Green Party is running George Wolfe, a Professor Emeritus at Ball State University and former Director of the Ball State University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies.[4] The party has to collect 30,000 signatures to get George Wolfe on the ballot in November.[5] The Libertarian Party nominee is Mark Rutherford, chairman of the Indiana Public Defender Commission and former vice chairman of the Libertarian National Committee.[6]


Poll source Date(s)
Margin of
Lawson (R)
Harper (D)
Other[7] Undecided
Gravis Marketing May 10–15, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 33% 23% 14% 31%


Indiana Secretary of State election, 2018[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Connie Lawson 1,261,878 56.2
Democratic Jim Harper 910,744 40.6
Libertarian Mark Rutherford 71,179 3.2
Write-In George William Wolfe 374 0.0
Write-In Jeremy Heath 28 0.0
Majority 351,134 15.6
Total votes 2,244,203 100


Incumbent Republican State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell is eligible to run for re-election to a second term in office.


Incumbent Republican State Auditor Tera Klutz was appointed to the office on January 9, 2017 to replace Republican Suzanne Crouch, who was elected Lieutenant Governor.[9] Klutz is running for election to a first full term.[10]


  1. ^ Carden, Dan (May 4, 2017). "Lawson seeking re-election as Indiana secretary of state". The Times of Northwest Indiana. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Kasarda, Bob (January 17, 2018). "Porter County attorney Jim Harper seeking Democratic nomination for secretary of state". NWI Times. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  3. ^ Howey, Brian A. (April 6, 2017). "As Trump tanks in polls, 2018 Indiana cycle begins to form" (PDF). Howey Politics. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  4. ^ Morris, Tyrone (January 26, 2018). "Indiana Green Party Announces Secretary of State Candidate". 44News. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  5. ^ "Ball State professor campaigning to run for Indiana Secretary of State". Ball State Daily News. January 29, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  6. ^ Carden, Dan (May 8, 2018). "Valparaiso law school grad is Libertarian Party nominee for Indiana secretary of state". The Times of Northwest Indiana. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  7. ^ Mark Rutherford (L) 10%, George Wolfe (G) 4%
  8. ^ "Indiana Election Results". Indiana Election Division. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  9. ^ Smith, Brandon (January 9, 2017). "Holcomb, Four Others Inaugurated For Statewide Offices". Indiana Public Media. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  10. ^ Grant, Mike (May 19, 2017). "Appointed State Auditor ready to make run". Washington Times Herald. Retrieved July 21, 2017.

External links

Official Secretary of State campaign websites
  • Jim Harper (D) for Secretary of State
  • Connie Lawson (R) for Secretary of State
  • Mark Rutherford (L) for Secretary of State
Official State Treasurer campaign websites
  • John Aguilera (D) for Treasurer
  • Kelly Mitchell (R) for Treasurer
Official State Auditor campaign websites
  • Tera Klutz (R) for Auditor
  • Joselyn Whitticker (D) for Auditor