“I’ve never let politics get in the way of getting work done,” asserts Hockemeyer, who is running as a Democrat. Before starting a local firm with Attorney Jonathan J. Myers in 1995, he also worked as an associate of Columbia City Attorney Terry L. Smith.
In addition to his work in the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of Attorney General and prosecuting land use violations for the City of Indianapolis, Hockemeyer has served as the following: attorney for the Towns of Larwill and South Whitley; chairman of the Community Corrections Advisory Board; a member of the Board of Health; president of Columbia City Chamber of Commerce; a member of Drug-Free Whitley County; United Way Campaign chair and volunteer; a member of the Sheriff’s Department Merit Board; a certified civil mediator; attorney for the Whitley County Office of Family and Children; and a director of Northeastern Indiana CASA.
He has volunteered for many other community events and scholastic causes, and, currently, spends a lot of his time as a Band Booster in support of his son William. Hockemeyer is a graduate of Columbia City Joint High School and completed his undergraduate degree at Wabash College. He earned his law degree from Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis and is currently managing partner of Myers Tison Hockemeyer & McNagny, LLP.