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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2010

Opportunity offers Indiana University graduate chance to experience state government

(Indianapolis) – Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita is pleased to announce that Blake Weaver of Carmel is currently completing his office’s 2010 Fellowship Program. The summer-long program selects college and university students from around the state and provides the opportunity to experience state government first-hand through the Secretary of State’s office.

“Blake embodies the kind of person Hoosiers want to have working in state government,” said Secretary Rokita. “Young leaders like him have the potential to help guide our state and country for years to come; and I’m delighted to have him with us this summer.”

Weaver is a recent Indiana University graduate with a degree in legal studies. While completing his undergraduate degree, Weaver was involved with Sigma Chi Fraternity where he served as philanthropy chair. He was also actively involved in intramural athletic teams, spent time volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club of America and previously held an internship with The Townsend Corporation.

“I’m most looking forward to learning more about politics and government,” said Weaver. “This internship will make me a better-rounded individual and allow me the opportunity to sharpen my skills this summer.”

As a summer fellow Weaver will the chance to visit with other elected state and government officials and work with all four divisions of the Secretary of State.

A 2006 graduate of Carmel High School, Weaver is the son of Ted and Jennifer Weaver. Upon completing this fellowship he plans on pursuing a law degree.

NOTE: Photo supplied—Blake Matthew Weaver meets with Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita in his statehouse office.

Media Contact: Jim Gavin, 317.233.8655, jgavin@sos.in.gov

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