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|Former Acting Secretary of State|
|Appointed February 2012|
|Master's||University of New Orleans and University of Texas|
|J.D.||University of Tennessee|
|Place of birth||Yorktown, Indiana|
Bonnet was born and raised in Yorktown, Indiana. After graduating from Yorktown High School in 1976, he attended Indiana University for his undergraduate studies. He went on to earn his law degree from the University of Tennessee, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans, and a Masters in International Business and Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas. Upon receiving his degree from law school, Bonnet applied his J.D. to the practice of commercial law and election law. He spent 18 years practicing in Texas and Louisiana before moving back to Indiana, where he lives today.
Bonnet serves on the Comprehensive HIV Services Planning and Advisory Council and the Indiana Code Revision Commission. In 2009, he was honored by the Indiana Protective Order Pro-Bono Project for his work representing victims of domestic violence in Marion County superior courts.
- Yorktown High School (1976)
- B.A., Indiana University (1980)
- M.B.A., University of New Orleans
- Masters in International Business and Finance, University of Texas at Dallas
- J.D., University of Tennessee
Bonnet served as general counsel for the secretary of state’s office from 2005 until his appointment to deputy secretary of state by then Secretary Charlie White on March 14, 2011. Having already served as deputy during parts of 2008 and 2009, Bonnet was the clear choice for the role, vacated by previous deputy Sean Keefer days earlier.
Bonnet resides in Indianapolis with his wife Monica and their two children, Rachael and Gabriel.
Indiana Secretary of State
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-6531
Fax: (317) 233-3283
- Indiana Secretary of State
- Previous Secretary of State Charlie White
- Governor of Indiana
- Mitch Daniels
- Connie Lawson
|Indiana Secretary of State
| Succeeded by|