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October 28, 2010

Candidate Profiles


After earning a bachelor of arts degree from Wabash College, where he had the distinction of being an Eli Lilly Fellow, he went on to obtain a law degree from the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. After law school, he worked as a practicing attorney for several years before serving as general counsel to former Indiana Secretary of State Sue Anne Gilroy and later as Deputy Secretary of State.

The Rokitas reside on IndianapolisÕ west side, where they worship at St. Mary Parish.

John Duncan Ñ L

John Duncan lives in Lafayette.


STATE SENATOR (District 23)

Phillip L. Boots Ñ R

Phillip Boots resides in Crawfordsville.



Jeffrey A. Thompson Ñ R


Jeff, a native of North Salem, has had the privilege of representing the citizens of House District 28 since 1998. He currently serves on the Ways and Means and Education committees.

A graduate of Purdue University, Jeff has been teaching physics, chemistry, and math at Danville Community High School for nearly 30 years. He has been actively involved in agriculture for more than 40 years; he especially enjoys helping his children with livestock and crop production 4-H projects.

His interest and ability in the area of finance has led to his serving as a member of the board of directors for the North Salem State Bank and assisting with the finances at Northview Christian Church. He and his wife have been working with the childrenÕs ministry at Northview for several years.

Prior to being elected State Representative, Jeff served as president of the Hendricks County and Indiana State Fair Boards. He is currently a member of Hendricks County Farm Bureau and the Purdue Alumni Association.

Jeff has served as our state representative since 1998.

He and his wife Michelle have six children ranging in age from 6 to 15.

James Rainwater Ñ L

James Rainwater resides in Lebanon.

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