Republican Erin Houchin has been elected as U.S. House Representative for Indiana Congressional District 9. Houchin won 64.6% of the vote, and the race was called by the Associated Press with 73.06% of the votes counted.
“We are proud to send another Hoosier woman to represent Indiana in Congress,” Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer said. “As she was in the statehouse, Erin will be a strong leader for Hoosiers in the 9th Congressional District.”
Houchin's campaign focused on her willingness to fight for conservative values. She’s anti-abortion and supports the Second Amendment, according to her campaign website. Her main priorities in office include opposing illegal immigration, reducing inflation and combatting federal spending. She was formally endorsed by former president Donald Trump on Nov. 3.
The position of Indiana 9th Congressional District House Representative was previously held by Republican Trey Hollingsworth; however, Hollingsworth was not seeking reelection in 2022.
Houchin has previously served in the Indiana State Senate, representing District 47 from 2014 to early 2022, when she stepped down to focus on her campaign, according to WHAS. She ran for the 9th District’s seat in Congress in 2016 but finished second, according to NPR.
In her most recent year in Indiana government Houchin served on the Indiana Senate Committees on Commerce & Technology, Elections, Family & Children Services, Homeland Security & Transportation, Utilities, and Veterans Affairs & the Military, according to Ballotpedia. Her campaign website states she worked against tax increases and expanded rural broadband access.