FORT WAYNE – Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd, is part-owner of a bridal shop in Virginia.
The financial holdings of Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., include undeveloped real estate in Las Vegas and Atlanta and a radio station in Berlin.
Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., has 11 financial assets, compared with 37 for Coats and 21 for Stutzman.
Those are among the details included in public financial disclosure reports filed this year by the Indiana congressmen.
Finances are reported in broad ranges, making it hard to get a good grasp on a lawmakers wealth or lack thereof. The reports do not include congressional salaries of $174,000 a year.
The Washington newspaper Roll Call recently published a list of the 50 richest members of Congress. Nobody in the Indiana congressional delegation made the list, which starts at a minimum net worth of $6.67 million, based on minimum assets and liabilities.
Coats report shows he had assets and unearned income last year of between nearly $2.97 million and $6.97 million, much of it in mutual funds, stocks, cash, annuities, life insurance and real estate investments.
He has a stake worth between $1,000 and $15,000 in Radio Paradiso of Berlin, a Christian and easy-listening music station. Coats is a former U.S. ambassador to Germany.
Coats liabilities, for mortgages on two homes in Virginia, total between $750,000 and $1.5 million. Coats primary residence is a home he and his wife rent in Indianapolis.
Donnellys assets and unearned income total between $708,000 and $1.61 million, mostly from retirement accounts and a second home in Indiana.
His liabilities range from $265,000 to $550,000, the bulk of it for a mortgage on his house in Michigan City. His primary residence is in Granger, near South Bend.
Donnellys wife, Jill, works for the University of Notre Dame. Donnelly reported her salary as more than $1,000. Donnellys staff said he reported his unpaid position as an officer of the defunct Marking Solutions, a printing and rubber stamp business, because the Mishawaka company is still registered with the Indiana secretary of state.
Stutzman reported assets and unearned income of between $836,000 and $2.77 million. The sum included many retirement accounts, between $1,000 and $15,000 worth of gold and a family farm worth between $500,000 and $1 million. The farm produced between $120,000 and roughly $1 million in income in 2012, including between $5,000 and $15,000 in federal subsidies.
Stutzman also owns half of Ava Laurénne, a bridal shop in Fredericksburg, Va. The stake is worth between $100,000 and $250,000, and the business generated $2,500 to $5,000 in income for him last year.
Stutzman said in an interview that he and his wife, Christy, are financial backers in the venture operated by Christys sister, Wendy Rivera, and her husband, Gabe.
Wendy Rivera has worked a long time in the bridal industry, Stutzman said, and wanted to open her own store. Her husband is a former paid staff member for Stutzmans campaign.
Stutzman said his wife Christy occasionally works at the bridal shop, an hours drive southwest of Washington. He reported her salary for 2012 as at least $1,000.
Rep. Stutzman said the business partners have looked at possibly opening a store in or near Fort Wayne.
I do know more about bridal gowns than I ever thought I would in my life, he said.
Stutzmans liabilities range from $830,000 to $1.8 million. They include between $150,000 and $350,000 for farm equipment and a Virginia home mortgage for between $500,000 and $1 million. Stutzman and his family live in Alexandria, Va., during the school year and in Howe, in LaGrange County, during summers, where his mortgage is between $100,000 and $250,000.
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., topped Roll Calls list of wealthiest federal lawmakers, with a minimum net worth exceeding $335 million. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, was No. 48, with a minimum net worth of $7.27 million.
Roll Calls top 50 included 29 Republicans, 21 Democrats, 36 members of the House and 14 members of the Senate.