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Biographical Profile for Todd Rokita
Currently Elected United States Representative District 4, Indiana
Age: 45
Party: Indiana Republican Party
Phone: 317-232-6536
Address: 8823 Woodacre Ln
Indianapolis, IN 46234
Todd Rokita's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
In the four years since Hoosier voters hired Todd Rokita to serve as Indiana's Secretary of State, he has worked to protect the integrity of Indiana elections, bring security to Hoosier investors and cut the red tape to give Hoosier business the opportunity to take root and grow here at home. Every step of the way his focus has been the creation of a better Indiana for honest, hardworking Hoosiers.

Great progress has been made but there's more work to be done. Secretary Rokita looks ahead to the next four years and sees opportunities to bring greater transparency to the money spent in political campaigns by introducing campaign finance reform legislation. He sees a chance to bring greater efficiency and accountability to Indiana elections by seeking legislation to make the Secretary of State's Office the tie-breaking vote on the Indiana Election Commission and the head of the Election Division. He will continue to work to make it easier for the future business owners of Indiana to get on their feet without government weighing them down with red tape and bureaucracy.
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Congressman Rokita and his wife Kathy welcomed their first child, Teddy, in February of 2008 and their second son, Ryan, in February of 2010. The family resides near Clermont.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wabash College, where he earned Wabash’s highest award by being selected as an Eli Lilly Fellow, and he went on to obtain a law degree from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis.

Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Secretary of State (2002 - Present)
Deputy Secretary of State (1997-2002)

After law school, Secretary Rokita worked as a practicing attorney.

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
no response
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Knights of Columbus
Indiana Flying Farmers

Board of Advisors of the Election Assistance Commission, and served as president of the National Association of Secretaries of State from 2007 to 2008. Rokita and his staff are active in supporting charitable causes, and have participated in events for the St. Vincent Cancer Center, Angel Flight, the Find a Book a Home Foundation, and the Angelman Syndrome Foundation. Rokita also routinely volunteers his time as a commercial-rated pilot for charity.

Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Prior to his service in Congress, Representative Rokita served as Indiana’s Secretary of State.

As a member of the influential House Budget Committee, he is committed to maintaining the core values of limited government, constitutionalism and free enterprise, and to reforming bankrupt entitlement programs that, if left untouched, threaten to saddle our children and grandchildren with more than $100 trillion in unpaid bills. He successfully worked to include portions of his Medicaid block-grant plan in the House-passed budget.

Additionally, Representative Rokita serves on the House Education and Workforce Committee, where his top priorities are ensuring regulatory reform for Hoosier job creators and a strong educational system that guarantees local control while preparing our children to compete in a global economy. He is chairman of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
St. Malachy Parish. Rokita is also a member of St. Thomas More Parish in Munster.
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
As Secretary of State, Rokita was awarded the Friend of Foreign Service Medal in recognition for his leadership and diplomatic efforts in building a strong Indiana-Taiwan partnership. He was also selected for the Aspen-Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership. As a Congressman, Rokita has earned the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Enterprise award, the Friend of Farm Bureau award, and the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association's "Industry Champion" award, along with awards from the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the American Conservative Union in recognition of his leadership in Congress on key issues.
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