Rokita Chooses New Communications Director

Contact: AJ Freeney-Ruiz

Indianapolis, IN - Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita has hired AJ Feeney-Ruiz as his new communications director. The 2004 graduate of DePauw University has worked in several capacities within government in both Washington, D.C. and Indiana and is currently a student at Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis.

While living in Washington, Feeney-Ruiz held positions with the press office for the U.S. Speaker of the House, the Leadership Institute's Center for Print and Broadcast Media, and the Media Research Center and worked in governmental relations for the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association. Most recently, he served as fundraising director for a U.S. Senate campaign.

"AJ brings a great deal of energy to the position at a time when this office is as busy as it has ever been," Rokita said. "He possesses experience and professionalism beyond his years. His enthusiasm and organization will be welcome as we continue our work for the people of this great state."

Feeney-Ruiz will begin his first full week with Rokita's office on March 28. "I am extremely thankful and excited to be given this opportunity," Feeney-Ruiz said. "I look forward to living up to the high expectations that have been set out for me."

Starting March 23, please address all media inquiries to AJ Feeney-Ruiz. He can be reached at 317-233-8655 or by e-mail at