Joe Hogsett Biography, Height, Education, Career, Age, Education, and Net Worth.

Joe Hogsett Biography, Height, Education, Career, Age, Education, and Net Worth.

Who Is Joe Hogsett?

Joe Hogsett (Joseph Hadden Hogsett) is an American politician, lawyer, and prosecutor. Currently, he is serving as the 49th mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition, before he was elected, Hogsett served as the Secretary of State of Indiana from 1989 to 1994.

Furthermore, he also served as the Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party from 2003 to 2004. In 1992, Joe was elected as the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate. In addition, he was also elected to Indiana’s 2nd congressional district in 1994 and for the Attorney General of Indiana in 2004.

Moreover, he was recently working as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana from 2010 to 2014. Joe won the mayoral position, On November 3, 2015, during the 2015 election. After that, he was re-elected to a second term in 2019.


Hogsett began his career, in 1986, when he was serving as campaign manager for Evan Bayh’s successful bid for Secretary of State of Indiana. After that, He was connected to serve in the position of Deputy Secretary of State by Bayh. Joe went on and managed Bayh’s successful campaign for Governor of Indiana two years later.

After that, he was appointed by Bayh to the office of Secretary of State that Bayh had vacated. Moreover, in 1990, he defeated Mayor Bill Hudnut in reelection. He received 775,163 votes (51.83%) while Hudnut received 719,314 votes (48.10%).

Furthermore, Joe has also served as Secretary of State, a position he held until December 1, 1994. After that, he did not seek re-election. Moreover, as of 2014, he was the last Democrat to occupy the office of Indiana Secretary of State.

How Old Is Joe Hogsett?

He was born on November 2, 1956, and as of 2021, he is aged 64 years old.

Joe Hogsett Family

Who Are His Parents?

He was born in Rushville Indiana, however, he has not yet disclosed any details about his family background. In case of any information about his family, we will update it as soon as possible.

Does He Have Siblings?

Currently, he has no known siblings, in case of any information, we will update it as soon as possible.

Joe Hogsett Education

He attended the Indiana University Bloomington, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. After that, he received a Master of Divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. He went ahead and graduated with a Juris Doctor from Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington (now Indiana University Maurer School of Law).

Joe Hogsett Wife

He is happily married to Stephanie Hogsett, though much is not known about their love life.

Joe Hogsett Kids

He has been blessed with three kids.

Congressional and Senate elections

Hogsett ran for the United States Senate in 1992. He was facing Republican incumbent Dan Coats who was seeking re-election in the Senate. Moreover, Coats was appointed to the position by Governor Robert D. Orr in 1989.

In addition, Coat’s appointment came after Dan Quayle resigned to become Vice President of the United States, had won a special election in 1990 to finish out Quayle’s tenure, and was pursuing a full 6-year term.

During the general election, he was defeated by Coat, Coat received 900,148 votes (40.8%) while Joe received 1,267,972 (57.3%), carrying 13 of the state’s 92 counties.

Moreover, Joe didn’t lose hope in politics and in 1994. He decided to succeed retiring Democratic Congressman Philip Sharp of Indiana’s 2nd congressional district.

This time around he was competing against Republican David M. McIntosh. However, he lost the election by 78,241 votes (45.5%) to 93,592 (54.5%), in a year when the Republicans made sweeping gains.

Furthermore, even after he was recruited by state Democratic Party leaders. Joe went ahead and rejected to run in the 2000 2nd congressional district election.

Party Chairman

After incumbent Chairman Peter Manous resigned in February 2003, Hogsett became Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party. However, he resigned in June 2004 to run for Indiana Attorney General. After his resignation, Kip Tew took over as party Chairman in his place.

However, he lost the election to Republican incumbent Steve Carter. Carter garnered a total vote of 1,389,640, on the other hand, Joe received 39% of the Votes.

US Attorney

Joe was nominated by then-President Barack Obama in July 2010, to be the US Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Succeeding Timothy M. Morris.  Moreover, after his nomination, he was unanimously confirmed by a full vote of the US Senate

During Hogsett’s term, he took a tough stance against violent crime, public corruption, child exploitation, and civil rights abuses. Hogsett’s actions have been regarded as bringing “greater muscle to crimefighting” by local observers, and he has undertaken a variety of projects linked to these goals.

2015 Indianapolis mayoral election

On August 15, 2012, the Indianapolis Star wrote an article titled, “Is U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett eyeing a run at Indianapolis mayor?”. Furthermore, his profile showed that his visibility and successes as U.S. Attorney had led to speculation of a return to politics in Indiana.

The article was citing the 2015 mayoral election in Indianapolis or the 2016 U.S. Senate race as possibilities. Moreover, Joe received strong acclaim from former U.S. Senator Evan Bayh, who described Hogsett as “a wonderful representative for the Democratic Party and the people of Indiana.”

Moreover, the Indianapolis Business Journal named Joe as a 2012 Newsmaker in a story headlined “Crime stance returns Hogsett to political limelight” in December 2012.

In July 2014, four years after being nominated for the United States, Hogsett, an attorney, stated that he would be leaving the firm at the end of the month. The action was generally viewed as Hogsett considering a run against Republican Indianapolis.

According to media sources, his decision may have been influenced by the city’s record-breaking violent crime spree.

In the days following his retirement announcement, a social media campaign was begun pushing Hogsett to run for mayor in 2015. He organized an exploratory committee in August 2014.

On November 5, Mayor Ballard announced that he would not seek re-election to a third term. Seven days later, Hogsett announced his candidacy. He easily defeated Republican nominee Chuck Brewer with 63 percent of the vote, giving Democrats complete control of city government for only the second time since Unigov’s inception in 1970.

Joe Hogsett Height

Hogsett has not disclosed his actual height, weight, and body measurement.

Joe Hogsett’s Net Worth

His net worth is estimated to be around $ 10 million.

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