Conservative Todd Rokita is fighting to defeat the failed policies of the Washington elite so all Hoosiers have the freedom and opportunity to build better lives for themselves and their families. Todd believes this is best done by following the Constitution, trusting individuals with their own lives, and empowering individuals, families, and communities instead of the federal government.
In the House of Representatives, Todd has been a leader on education reform, promoting school choice and stopping Common Core. As Vice-Chairman of the Budget Committee, Todd has worked to reform out-of-control federal spending, demand efficiency and accountability from government and put the United States on a path to a balanced budget. He has also been a leading voice for spending reform and rolling back excessive federal regulations that hurt small businesses and Indiana agriculture. As a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Todd has brought over $5 billion of Indiana’s tax dollars back for roads and infrastructure.
As Indiana’s Secretary of State from 2003-2010, Todd implemented Indiana’s photo ID law to stop voter fraud, fought to reform the redistricting process to term-limit career politicians and modernized the office in order to provide Hoosier businesses with a better return on their state government.
Todd 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, Todd earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wabash College, and was selected as an Eli Lilly Fellow, Wabash’s highest award. Todd 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 Brownsburg and worships at St. Malachy Parish. Rokita is also a member of St. Thomas More Parish in Munster.