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Chief Deputy and General Counsel

Indiana Treasurer of State's Office

Oversee daily operations of a 18 employee organization. Supervise staff investing $7 billion fixed income portfolio. Represent the Treasurer on various State boards and commissions.


Chief of Investigations

Indiana Department of Insurance

Oversaw Enforcement Division of state agency. Supervised five investigators. Prosecuted administrative actions against licensed entities.


Deputy Attorney General

Office of the Indiana Attorney General

Represented the State on behalf of Indiana consumers. Specialized in medical licensing, fraud, and malpractice issues. Tried hundreds of cases before administrative law judges.


Assistant Director

Indiana Lobby Registration Commission

Assisted registered lobbyists in interpreting lobby statutes. Conducted random compliance audits and investigations. Conducted legal research on emerging issues in lobby law.


Congressional Aide

U.S. Representative John N. Hostettler (IN-8)

Managed U.S. Congressional District Field Office as Field Representative. Served as Deputy Campaign Manager during 1996 and 1998. Wrote and Directed 1996 TV and Radio Ad Campaign.




Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis


Indiana University Bloomington


Indiana Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

About Me

Since 2007, James Holden has served as Chief Deputy and General Counsel for the Indiana Treasurer of State’s Office. Mr. Holden represents the State Treasurer on a host of State boards and committees and helps oversee the investment of the State’s fixed-income portfolio, which claims assets of $7 billion, while managing a staff of 18.Mr. Holden began his career in 1996, when he became a Congressional Aide to U.S. Representative John N. Hostettler, managing a Congressional District Field Office. Mr. Holden worked as a Deputy Campaign Manager for the Congressman in both 1996 and 1998. In 1999, James Holden became Assistant Director for the Indiana Lobby Registration Commission. He researched emerging lobby law issues, conducted audits for random compliance issues, and helped lobbyists interpret statutes. Mr. Holden subsequently spent three years working for the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. As Deputy Attorney General, he tried hundreds of licensing, malpractice, and fraud cases before administrative law judges. In 2005, Mr. Holden joined the Indiana Department of Insurance as Chief of Investigations. During his tenure, he oversaw the organization’s Enforcement Division, supervising five investigators. In addition to his work in government, James Holden teaches as an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where he won the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006. Mr. Holden sat on the Indianapolis Housing Agency’s Board of Commissioners from 2002 to 2004. He currently serves as President of the Zionsville Redevelopment Authority and is a past member of the Zionsville Economic Development Commission. In 2008, James Holden was named as an Alternate Delegate to the Republican National Convention for the state of Indiana. In addition, Mr. Holden has acted as Treasurer for the Boone County Republican Central Committee as well as a Republican Precinct Committeeman. James Holden is active with the United States Army Reserve as a Captain and Judge Advocate.