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Spotlight: Indiana AG Todd Rokita

On November 3, 2020, Rokita stood against Jonathon Weinzapfel in the open-seat race for Indiana AG after incumbent Curtis Hill was defeated in the Republican primary. Rokita won election as the next Indiana Attorney General by a margin of 58% to 42%. His campaign platform included:

  • Fighting crime, opposing lawlessness, and keeping Hoosiers safe;
  • Protecting access to healthcare coverage for pre-existing conditions;
  • Supporting a strong economy and jobs for Hoosiers;
  • Stopping waste, fraud, corruption, and inefficiency in government;
  • protecting elections.

Professional Background:

Rokita served two terms as Secretary of State of Indiana from 2002 to 2010. As Secretary of State he worked to modernize the office, safeguard elections, and bring white collar criminals to justice. Following his election to the US House of Representatives from Indiana’s 4th congressional district in 2011, Rokita served as Vice-Chairman of the US House Committee on the Budget. In the 2016 Indiana gubernatorial election he stood as a candidate to replace Mike Pence after Pence withdrew from the race to be Donald Trump’s running mate in the presidential election. He lost to Eric Holcomb, Pence’s lieutenant governor. He launched a bid for an Indiana US Senate seat in 2017 but lost the Republican primary election in a three-way race. Rokita also practiced privately for several years.

 Education: Rokita received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wabash College, where he was an Eli Lilly Fellow and a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He earned a JD from Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University.

 Personal: Rokita and his wife Kathy live in Brownsburg, IN with their two children. Rokita’s oldest son, Teddy, suffers from Angelman syndrome. He and his wife are active in promoting awareness of the syndrome.