Rep. Todd Rokita with his wife Kathy and sons Teddy (l) and Ryan (r).
Todd Rokita is the Representative for Indiana’s Fourth Congressional District. During his first term in Congress, Representative Rokita has been working to change the culture of spending, debt, and bureaucracy in Washington, to ensure that the children of tomorrow will inherit a better country.
Representative Rokita was elected to Congress in 2010 and began his service in January of 2011. As Indiana’s Secretary of State from 2003-2010, he redefined and modernized the office in order to provide Hoosier businesses, indviduals, and investors with a better return on their state government.
Even as an elected statewide official, Rokita ran his office on the same budget used in 1987, unadjusted for inflation. He was also an accomplished leader in nationwide election reforms, such as his efforts to implement Indiana’s Voter ID law. Indiana's law was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2008.
Congressman Rokita will continue working to bring Hoosier reforms to Washington D.C., focusing on fixing America’s debt crisis through common-sense changes to all parts of the federal government.
He has served on the House Budget Committee with Chairman Paul Ryan, helping to craft the 2012 and 2013 House Budgets, "The Path to Prosperity." Through his work on the Budget Committee, Representative Rokita has shown his commitment to championing limited government, constitutionalism and free enterprise.
Representative 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 of 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.
- Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
- Aspen-Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership
- Board of Advisors of the Election Assistance Commission (EAC)
- Board of Directors for the St. Vincent Foundation
- Board of Trustees for St. Joseph's College of Indiana.
- Civil Air Patrol
- Council of State Governments Toll Fellowship Program
- Director's Circle of the Indiana Council for Economic Education
- Employers in Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
- Friend of Foreign Service Medal from the Taiwanese government
- Indiana State Bar Association
- Indianapolis Business Journal "40 under 40"
- Indianapolis Choice Award from the Indianapolis Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
- Knights of Columbus
- Merit Award from the International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA)
- National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS)
- Executive Board Member (2008-2009)
- President (2007-2008)
- Treasurer (2005-2006)
- Past chair, Standing Committee on Voter Participation
- National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Statesman of the Year
- National Rifle Association.
- Paul Samuelson Enterprise Award for Community Leaders from Indiana Council for Economic Education (ICEE)