Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN


November 1, 2012

2012 Candidate profiles


Rep. Rokita also serves on the House Education and Workforce Committee, where he prioritizes regulatory reform for Hoosier job creators and a strong educational system with minimal federal interference. In cooperation with the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Rokita launched the Red Tape Rollback initiative to lead in changing or delaying implementation or burdensome regulations that are preventing Indiana’s job creators from growing our economy and putting Hoosiers back to work.

His work in the Secretary of State’s office has also prepared him for his position on the Committee on House Administration. The committee is responsible for ensuring efficient and responsible spending in key areas of House operations, as well as providing oversight of federal elections.

Upon his election in 2010, Congressman Rokita was selected by his incoming freshman class to serve on the steering committee, which functions as a board of directors for House Republicans, determining committee chairmen and assignments. As a member of this committee, Congressman Rokita provides Indiana with a direct connection to leadership decisions.

Congressman Rokita is also a commercial-rated pilot, routinely applying his training for charitable work by flying medically-related non-emergency flights for those who are in need through the Angel Flight program and Veterans Airlift Command.

A proud Little Giant, Rokita earned his bachelor of arts degree from Wabash College, and was selected as an Eli Lilly Fellow, Wabash’s highest award. Congressman Rokita went on to earn a law degree from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis.

Todd and his wife Kathy are the proud parents of two young boys: Teddy and Ryan. The family lives near Clermont and worship at St. Malachy Parish. Rokita is also a member of St. Thomas More Parish in Munster.


Tara Nelson - D


“I’m running for congress to better represent the middle class and those less fortunate. I’m committed to making education and health care affordable; ensuring fair gasoline prices by regulating the stock market; creating better access to health care for veterans and ensuring they have employment when they come home from service; protecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; lowering the national deficit by withdrawing from Afghanistan; and creating tax incentives for businesses that improve the economy.

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