Mt. Vernon Graduate Sam Spahn Completing Summer Fellowship with Indiana Secretary of State

Contact: Jim Gavin

Opportunity offers current DePauw University student chance
to experience state government

(Indianapolis) – Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita is pleased to announce that Sam Spahn of McCordsville is currently completing the prestigious 2009 Indiana Secretary of State Fellowship Program. The summer-long program selects college and university students from around the state and allows them the opportunity to experience state government first-hand by rotating through the Secretary of State’s divisions.

“Sam exemplifies the kind of top-notch students we have here in Indiana,” Secretary Rokita said. “I feel that he is an individual who will help guide our state and country with his desperately-needed leadership in the coming years, and I’m thrilled to have him here, as he is a valuable addition to our office.”

Spahn attends DePauw University, where he is seeking a degree in political science. He is a member and vice president of internal affairs of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity and president of DePauw College Republicans. In addition to those roles, he serves as vice president of Conservative DePauw and is the host of “Defense of Liberty,” a program on DePauw television.

During his fellowship, Spahn took time to observe the special session taking place in the Statehouse. He cites his visit to the House of Representatives as one of his most memorable experiences of the summer.

As someone who enjoys speaking with and getting to know others, Spahn has relished the chance to not only meet many Indiana citizens and business owners during his rotation throughout the Secretary of State’s divisions, but also state leaders.

“I love getting to meet elected and appointed officials,” said Spahn. “I often see these people on television discussing the big topics surrounding the state of Indiana, and this fellowship has taken that interest several steps farther for me; I’ve been given multiple opportunities to meet with those elected officials to talk with them and discuss what makes them tick.”

A 2008 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School, Spahn is the son of Brian and Kim Spahn. He will graduate from DePauw University in 2012 and is considering attending graduate school to study politics or working with Teach for America.

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