Todd Rokita was elected to office on November 3, 2020, having earned the highest number of votes of any state officeholder in Indiana history. As the state’s top law enforcement officer, Todd will always fight to protect Hoosiers from crime, fight lawlessness in our streets, uphold the rule of law, support our men and women in law enforcement, and protect our constitutional rights. An experienced attorney, seasoned business executive, and proven public servant, Todd has spent his career putting Hoosiers first.
Todd brings a fresh perspective to public service, having forged a successful career in the private sector. He previously served as General Counsel and Vice President of External Affairs at Apex Benefits and now serves in a limited capacity as Strategic Policy Advisor. He continues to serve as a director or on select advisory boards for numerous Indiana and national companies. Todd practiced law for
several years before entering public service, representing the interests of Indiana businesses and individuals in state and federal courts.
As a voice for Indiana in Congress, Todd served as Vice Chairman of the nation’s budget committee. Looking for efficiencies to protect taxpayers, he helped ratchet down spending, pushing against entrenched Washington interests. With a passion for improving the quality of our children’s educational outcomes and our nation’s healthcare system, Todd also served as a Subcommittee Chairman on the only House committee of jurisdiction over education and employee healthcare.
Todd holds a consistent and proven record of supporting job creators and small businesses as a multiple-year recipient of NFIB’s Guardian of Small Business Award. Todd also has a 100% record from the National Right to Life, because being pro-life is in line with our nation’s founding documents allowing all Americans the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Todd has also earned the strongest scores for defending our 2nd Amendment Constitutional freedoms and religious liberty.
As Indiana’s twice-elected Secretary of State, Todd successfully modernized the office, safeguarded our elections, and brought white-collar criminals to justice while improving efficiency—achieving the feat of spending less taxpayer money on overhead than predecessors dating back nearly twenty years. For his leadership, Todd was selected as the President of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
An attorney with strong courtroom experience, Todd recognized the need to tackle white-collar crime harming Indiana’s senior citizens and families. Creating the Prosecution Assistance Unit, Todd worked with local law enforcement and prosecutors to track down and bring to justice criminals harming Hoosiers. As a result, over three hundred years of jail time was handed down against those committing financial fraud— an Indiana record.
He’s also fought tirelessly to keep our elections safe from fraud. Under his leadership, Indiana instituted the nation’s first-ever photo Voter ID law and Todd helped successfully defend it all the way to the Supreme Court. Now over 30 states have followed Todd and
Indiana’s lead, using this commonsense idea to preserve election integrity. Todd was raised in Munster, Indiana, and graduated from Munster High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from Wabash College, receiving its highest scholarship. He earned his law degree from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University and practiced privately for several years.
Todd and his wife Kathy, a successful Partner in a CPA firm, have two sons, Ryan and Teddy. Teddy has Angelman Syndrome, a complex and severe genetic disorder. Kathy is also the President of the National Angelman Syndrome Foundation. They know every life is precious and each can change the world.