Congresswoman-Elect, U.S. House, Indiana 9th District
By Nancy Almasi, Virginia
Congresswoman-Elect Erin Houchin is heading to Washington to represent Indiana’s 9th District. She won the general election with 64.6% of the vote against Democratic opponent Matthew Fyfe. The open seat had been formerly held by Republican Trey Hollingsworth. This followed her impressive victory in the June primary in which her deep Indiana roots, political experience, and well-disciplined campaign helped propel her to victory over eight other candidates.
Erin brings a balanced skill set that will serve the people of Indiana’s 9th district well. Her accomplishments include serving as a state senator for Indiana’s 47th district from 2014-2022. She also served on the Indiana Governor’s Commission for Women and worked as Senator Dan Coats’ southeastern regional director. Her private sector experience includes founding her own company, Contend Communications.
She will also bring a balanced approach to legislation. Erin is a staunch conservative who is pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, and pro-law enforcement. Her legislative priorities include fighting inflation, banning Critical Race Theory from school curriculums, pushing back against the Biden administration’s proposed tax increases, and promoting election integrity. But she is also proud of the bi-partisan legislation that she helped pass through the Indiana legislature including laws assisting those in foster care and helping those who face the challenges of dyslexia. She is particularly proud of her efforts to bring expanded broadband services to the parts of Indiana where internet coverage has been lacking.
Erin’s strong principles and legislative accomplishments earned her endorsements from President Donald Trump, Elise Stefanik’s E-PAC, Maggie’s List, the Susan B. Anthony List, and the NFIB Fed Pac. She received an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association and signed the no new tax pledge from Americans for Tax Reform. She also signed the term limits pledge in which she promised to serve no more than three terms in the House of Representatives and two terms in the Senate.
Erin lives in Salem with her husband Dustin and their three children. She is a member of the Clark County Republican Women’s Club.
Learn more about Erin at www.erinhouchin.com.