Baron Hill is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 9th Congressional District of Indiana. He was first elected in 1998 for three terms, then reelected in 2006 and 2008. A businessman, he was first elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 1982 and served there for eight years, leaving in 1990 to attempt a bid for the U.S. Senate. In 1992, he was appointed Executive Director of the Indiana State Student Assistance Commission by then-governor Evan Bayh.
Rep.. Hill has a B.A. degree in History from Furman University, 1975.
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|D. Eric Schansberg||Libertarian||11,994||3.82%|
Source: Federal Election Results - final official tally
While it had been speculated that Rep. Hill would run for the retiring Bayh's Senate seat, he announced he would stand for reelection, and endorsed Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-Indiana) for Senate. Commenting on Bayh's explanation that he retired in frustration, Hill said,
Evan has been a devoted public servant to Hoosiers and a fellow companion in pushing for Congress to curb its reckless spending. And while I agree with him that the partisanship in Washington is alarming, to reference my athletic past, I opt to stay in the game and continue to serve as an independent voice for my southern Indiana constituents.