Before leaving his job to campaign full-time, PeteÕs career as a businessman took him across the country and around the world. Providing analysis and insight to key decision-makers, he has worked in a variety of areas including economic development, retail strategy, energy and logistics.
While his career has mainly been in the private sector, Pete has always been committed to public service. He co-founded the Democratic Renaissance Project, an organization of young people dedicated to bringing new ideas into public debates, and serves as a Fellow at the Truman National Security Project. He has also worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Chicago, and on congressional, gubernatorial, and presidential campaigns.
A past president of HarvardÕs Institute of Politics, PeteÕs views on youth civic engagement and international affairs have appeared on National Public Radio, on local television and radio, and in newspapers including the Boston Globe and New York Times.
Richard E. Mourdock Ñ R
Richard Mourdock was elected as the 53rd state treasurer in November 2006.ÊHe brought to the office a 30-year record as a business executive in the Hoosier energy, construction, and environmental industries.
Richard served two terms as a county commissioner in Vanderburgh County, where he gained a reputation as a results-oriented leader by setting goals and measuring progress.
Richard serves as IndianaÕs chief investment officer, where he seeks to maximize the return on the stateÕs investment portfolio, and serves on 13 boards and commissions in his official position.ÊFinally, Richard serves as the vice-chairman of the College Savings Plans Network and Midwest Region vice-president of the National Association of State Treasurers.
Recently, Richard was at the center of the national debate on the automobile industry bailout as he pursued a case on behalf of Indiana pensioners all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. As a result of the Chrysler case, Richard has frequently been cited for his willingness to stand up for the rule of law, the U.S. Constitution, and individual property rights.Ê