Vop Osili

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Vop Osili
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Vop Osili is the founder and president of A2SO4, an Indianapolis based architectural firm. In October 2009, he announced that he announced his candidacy for the office of secretary of state, the seat vacated by Republican Todd Rokita, who was barred by state term-limit laws from running for a third term. [1] A little over a year later, he lost in the general election on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 to Republican Charlie White after receiving thirty-seven percent of the vote.


  • Bachelor's degree, Carnegie Mellon University (1986) in architecture
  • Master's degree, Columbia University (1990) in urban design

Professional experience

Osili is a founding partner and president of A2SO4, an Indianapolis-based multidisciplinary design firm specializing in architecture and the built environment. He has also been an appointee to the Indiana Fire and Building Services Commission, named to the position by Governor Frank O’Bannon, and has served as treasurer to former United States Congresswoman Julia Carson’s Federal Political Action Committee.

Other roles

  • Chair, Indianapolis’ Boards of Zoning Appeals
  • Co-chair, Urban Design Oversight Committee Marion County
  • Board member, United Way of Central Indiana
  • Board member, YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
  • Trustee, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis



See also: Indiana Secretary of State election, 2010
2010 Race for Secretary of State - General Election [2]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Charlie White 57.1%
     Democratic Party Vop Osili 37.0%
     Libertarian Party Mike Wherry 5.9%
Total Votes 1,709,679

Campaign donors


According to Follow the Money, Osili has raised $129,717 in 2010 for his secretary of state campaign as of September 28, 2010. [3]

Listed below are the top five contributors:

Donor Amount
James A. Schellinger $5,000
Ronald T. Salman $5,000
Mr. Vop Osili $5,000
Alan R. Tucker $5,000
Mr. Vop Osili $5,000


Osili currently resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Una, a professor of economics at IUPUI, and their two children.


  • Best in American Living for Best Smart Growth Community Award from the National Association of Home Builders and Professional Builders Magazine
  • Excellence Award from the Urban Land Institute
  • Implementing Smart Growth Award from the American Planning Association

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