My Congressional Staff

Danville Office


Joe McLain
District Director

Joe serves as the District Director and is based in the Danville District Office.  Joe is responsible for managing district operations, attending events and visiting with constituents on behalf of Representative Rokita throughout the district.  He joined Representative Rokita’s staff after serving as Indiana’s Help America Vote Act Administrator under then Secretary of State Rokita where he assisted counties and the state in implementing the Act.  Joe is married and the father of two sons and a daughter.


Teri Smith
Constituent Service Manager

A graduate of Marian University, Teri is a registered paralegal with 21 years experience.  Before joining Representative Rokita’s staff, she worked for a private Indianapolis law firm and later the Securities Division of the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office.  


Lafayette Office


Penny Titus
Community Liaison

Prior to joining RepresentativeRokita’s staff, Penny worked in county government as an H.R. Assistant, and for the federal government.  When not in the office Penny enjoys traveling around the northern part of the 4th Congressional District meeting people and touring businesses to learn how to better serve them.  Penny and her husband Mike are lifelong residents of Carroll County, their daughter Lindsey, son-in-law Nate, and grandson Titus also reside in Carroll County. 


Washington, DC Office


Renee Hudson
Chief of Staff

Renee is a long time Capitol Hill veteran with over 10 years experience as a Chief of Staff.  


Mark Cruz
Legislative Director

Originally from Oregon, Mark manages Representative Rokita’s education, workforce, agriculture, Native American affairs, energy, and natural resource portfolios.  Prior to joining the office, Mark was a Legislative Fellow for Representative Tom Cole (OK).  Previous to that, he taught high school on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  Mark earned his bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University and a master’s degree from Brown University.  


Michael Mets
Legislative Assistant

Michael graduated with a master’s in Public Policy from Stony Brook University.  In the Spring of 2012, he was an intern for Representative Rokita.  After finishing his internship, he worked for several political campaigns in New York and Connecticut, before returning to work for Congressman Rokita.  He handles issues related to defense, homeland security, foreign affairs, tax, trade, telecommunication, science, technology, and the legislative aspects of the Red Tape Rollback program.


Jessica Williams
Executive Assistant

An Indiana native, Jessica is a graduate of Marian University in Indianapolis.  She is a former intern in the Congressman’s office.  Jessica handles DC scheduling and serves as a member of Congressman Rokita's legislative team where she handles social issues. 



Alexis Hunter
Legislative Assistant

Alexis currently serves as a Legislative Correspondent for Representative Rokita.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University where she majored in Public Policy and minored in Corporate Strategy.  Before joining Representative Rokita’s staff, Alexis interned with the National Center for Policy Analysis and the Texas Public Policy Foundation.  She handles immigration, Second Amendment, judiciary, small business, social security, and postal reform issues for Representative Rokita. 


Alex Osborne
Legislative Correspondent

Alex currently serves as a Staff Assistant for Representative Rokita.  Originally from Kansas, Alex graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with bachelor's degrees in Economics and Political Science.  Before joining Representative Rokita's staff, Alex served in the United States Air Force as a Cryptologic Korean Linguist.