My Congressional Staff

Danville Office

 

Mark Doud
Director of Community Liaison

Mark is responsible for managing the community team for the 16 county district in west-central Indiana.  Previous to serving on Representative Rokita’s staff, Mark served on the Indiana staff of U.S. Senator Richard Lugar in various roles including constituent services, scheduling and county outreach.  Previous to Mark’s Senate service to Hoosiers he worked at a Chamber of Commerce in northern Indiana.  Mark is a graduate of Taylor University in Upland, Indiana and is married with two children.  He enjoys reading widely and learning as well as many physical activities including, biking, soccer, basketball, and more.  He is a native Hoosier and was born in South Bend, Indiana.

   

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.  

   

Tony Will
Constituent Service Representative

Tony specializes in working with V.A. cases as well as immigration cases.  Anthony graduated from Indiana University with a major in Political Science and a minor in Mathematics.  When not working, Anthony enjoys being outdoors and camping as well as reading about economics and foreign policy.

   

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

   

Tom Borck
Legislative Director

Born in Lafayette, IN and raised in the Midwest, Tom manages Representative Rokita’s legislative agenda.  Specifically, he handles issues related to education, health care, and the federal budget.  Prior to joining Representative Rokita’s staff, Tom worked in the private sector as a health care consultant.  He graduated from Cedarville University with a degree in political science.

   

Steve Donaldson
Legislative Assistant

Steve was born and raised south of the Ohio River in Richmond, Kentucky.  He joins Representative Rokita’s office from the House Committee on Education and Workforce.  In 2012, he served as the Legal and Election Day Operations Director for North Carolina for the Romney-Ryan Campaign. Steve received both his degrees in law and in history from the University of Alabama, where he remains a member of the Alabama Bar Association. 

   

Tim Edson
Deputy Chief of Staff

Tim previously served as Rep. Rokita’s Communications Director.  He has worked on federal and state campaigns in Indiana, Florida and Virginia, in the Virginia General Assembly and in the U.S. House of Representatives.  He is a graduate of Virginia Tech. 

   

Michael Mets
Legislative Correspondent

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. He returned to Washington to join Congressman Rokita’s staff and is responsible for the mail program as well as several press-related duties.

   

Corban Teague
Legislative Assistant

Before joining Representative Rokita’s staff, Corban was Rokita’s first D.C. intern.  He graduated law school from George Mason University in 2013.  Originally from North Carolina, Corban attended college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with a double major in Political Science and Peace, War, and Defense. 

   

Mike Ward
Chief of Staff

Mike brings over a decade of Capitol Hill experience to the office.  Mike began his career in state politics in his native Connecticut and has served in senior legislative and management roles for several Members of Congress.  Most recently he served as Legislative Director for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers.  Mike is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Georgetown University.  He and his wife live in Virginia with their two sons.

 

 

Jessica Williams
Staff Assistant

An Indiana native, Jessica is a graduate of Marian University, where she majored in Theology and Philosophy with a minor in Global Studies. She is a former intern of the Congressman’s office. Before starting as Staff Assistant she worked in publishing.

   

Zach Zagar
Communications Director

Zach brings a well-rounded background of business, politics, and communications to the office and began working for Rep. Rokita in 2006 as a Fellow in the Indiana's Secretary of State office.  Zach earned a bachelors degree in Political Science from Indiana University and a masters degree from the George Washington University.

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