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Erin Houchin
Official portrait, 2022
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 9th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2023
Preceded byTrey Hollingsworth
Member of the Indiana Senate
from the 47th district
In office
November 18, 2014 – February 4, 2022
Preceded byRichard D. Young
Succeeded byGary Byrne
Personal details
Erin Suzanne Mount

(1976-09-24) September 24, 1976 (age 47)
Salem, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
SpouseDustin Houchin
WebsiteHouse website

Erin Suzanne Houchin (/ˈhɪn/ HOW-chin; née Mount; born September 24, 1976) is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Indiana's 9th congressional district since 2023.[1] A member of the Republican Party, she represented the 47th district in the Indiana Senate from 2014 to 2022.[2]

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Early life and education

Houchin is a native of Salem, Indiana.[3] She earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Indiana University Bloomington and a Master of Arts in political management from George Washington University.[4][5]

Early political career

Houchin worked as a field manager for U.S. Senator Dan Coats.[3] She was first elected to the Indiana Senate in 2014, defeating incumbent Richard D. Young.[6] She ran for the United States House of Representatives for Indiana's 9th congressional district in 2016,[7] losing the Republican primary election to Trey Hollingsworth.[8][9]

U.S House of Representatives

2022 election

On January 13, 2022, a day after Hollingsworth announced he would not run for reelection, Houchin announced that she was running to succeed him in the 2022 elections.[10] On January 29, 2022, Houchin announced that she was resigning from the state senate on February 4 to focus on her bid for Congress. She won the Republican primary[11][12] and the November 8 general election.[13]

Committee assignments

For the 118th Congress:[14]

Caucus memberships

Political positions


In 2023, Houchin voted for a moratorium on aid to Ukraine.[16][17] She later voted for a ban on a Center of Excellence in Ukraine which enhances NATO activities.[18] That same year, Houchin was among 98 Republicans to vote for a ban on cluster munitions to Ukraine.[19][20]


In 2023, Houchin voted for an amendment that would eliminate funding for immigration and refugee Assistance.[21]

LGBT Rights

Houchin opposes same sex marriage.[22]

Personal life

Houchin's husband, Dustin, is a prosecutor for Washington County, Indiana. They have three children.[23] Dustin ran for a judgeship on the Washington County Superior Court in 2022.[24] Houchin is Protestant and attends Mount Tabor Christian church, a Restorationist church.[25][26]


  1. ^ "Indiana Legislator Database". Archived from the original on December 3, 2019. Retrieved January 12, 2022.
  2. ^ "Erin Houchin". Ballotpedia. Retrieved January 13, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Todd Young cruises to third term in Indiana's 9th District". The Courier-Journal. November 4, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  4. ^ "GOP Candidate Houchin Defeats Incumbent for State Senate". News - Indiana Public Media. Archived from the original on September 4, 2017. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  5. ^ "Indiana State Sen. Erin Houchin - Biography | LegiStorm".
  6. ^ "IN State Senate 47 Race - Nov 04, 2014". Our Campaigns. Retrieved January 13, 2022.
  7. ^ "State Sen. Erin Houchin Running For Congress In 9th District". News - Indiana Public Media. Archived from the original on August 13, 2019. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  8. ^ Evans, Tim (May 3, 2016). "Hollingsworth wins heated 9th District GOP race". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  9. ^ "IN District 09 - R Primary Race - May 03, 2016". Our Campaigns. Retrieved January 13, 2022.
  10. ^ Suddeath, Daniel (January 13, 2022). "Houchin announces bid for Congress". News and Tribune. Retrieved January 13, 2022.
  11. ^ "GOP Indiana legislator quits to focus on congressional race". January 29, 2022. Retrieved February 21, 2022.
  12. ^ Box, Terri (January 31, 2022). "Erin Houchin resigns senate seat for a congressional campaign | WBIW". Retrieved February 21, 2022.
  13. ^ "Erin Houchin victorious in Indiana's Ninth District | WBIW". November 9, 2022.
  14. ^ "Erin Houchin". Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved June 14, 2023.
  15. ^ "Candidates". RMSP PAC. Retrieved December 26, 2022.
  16. ^ "H.Amdt. 226 (Gaetz) to H.R. 2670: To prohibit security assistance … -- House Vote #304 -- Jul 13, 2023". Retrieved December 20, 2023.
  17. ^ Metzger, Bryan. "Here are the 70 House Republicans who voted to cut off all US military aid to Ukraine". Business Insider. Retrieved December 20, 2023.
  18. ^ "H.Amdt. 227 (Greene) to H.R. 2670: To strike the creation … -- House Vote #305 -- Jul 13, 2023". Retrieved December 20, 2023.
  19. ^ Fortinsky, Sarah (July 14, 2023). "Almost 50 Democrats snub Biden with vote against cluster bombs for Ukraine". The Hill. Retrieved December 20, 2023.
  20. ^ "H.Amdt. 243 (Greene) to H.R. 2670: To prohibit cluster munitions … -- House Vote #317 -- Jul 13, 2023". Retrieved December 20, 2023.
  21. ^ "H.Amdt. 445 (Perry) to H.R. 4665: To eliminate funding for … -- House Vote #469 -- Sep 28, 2023". Retrieved December 20, 2023.
  22. ^ "Erin Houchin on the Issues". Retrieved December 20, 2023.
  23. ^ "When Motherhood Sets Your Congressional Campaign Apart". April 18, 2016.
  24. ^ "Houchin Files for Superior Court Judge". January 21, 2022.
  25. ^ Y Jeff Diamant (January 3, 2023). "Faith on the Hill" (PDF). PEW Research Center. Retrieved April 4, 2023.
  26. ^ "The Voter's Self Defense System".

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Preceded by Member of the Indiana Senate
from the 47th district

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Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 9th congressional district

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