Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN


November 1, 2012

2012 Candidate profiles


Partisan politics and the agendas of special interests groups will not override the voice of the people John will represent at the Statehouse.

John has been representing the interests of workers through his current position as training director of the Insulation Industry Apprenticeship Program for 14 years. He also served six years as a business representative for the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators in Indianapolis, representing a membership throughout 32 counties in Indiana.

John also works for Gribbins Insulation Company, Inc. as a professional insulation mechanic with 23 years in the business.

John graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Christian ministries in 1986 from Lincoln Christian University.

He is a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Plainfield, Sons of the American Legion Post 145 in Avon, ABATE of Indiana Region 11, National Rifle Association, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, and the Hendricks County Democratic Party.  

John has two children. His daughter, Emily Follis, is a junior at the University of Southern Indiana and his son, Sam Follis, is a junior at Cascade High School. John and his wife Charollette live in Avon and attend Crossroads Church.

For more information, visit his campaign website at www.follisforstaterep.com.



Robert W. Behning - R

No response.


Michael J. Blinn - D

No response.



Robert W. Freese - R

Unopposed. No response.



Karen M. Love - R

Unopposed. No response.



Mark A. Smith - R


Mark Smith is the current judge of the Hendricks Superior Court No. 4. Prior to being elected judge, he served as a court commissioner in 2003 and magistrate in ‘05. He regularly presides over a variety of civil and criminal matters.

Judge Smith considers one of his biggest accomplishments to be starting the first drug treatment court in Hendricks County. The drug court is designed to provide intensive supervision and treatment to those who are suffering from substance abuse and addiction. 

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