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2011 Forty Under 40: Tory Flynn

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About me...
Tory Flynn
Media director
Republican caucus, Indiana House of Representatives
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Web sites:
Social media:
On my hip:
BlackBerry
Most-used apps:
AP Mobile
Women's Health—Workouts
Holy Bible
Virtuoso
Favorite stuff:
Yoga with neighbors; walking my dog, Reagan; date night with my husband; a good book; Bunco with Junior League of Indianapolis; brunch; Allegro Group meetings; coffee; working in the yard
 

Tory Flynn feels like she’s in the right place. After growing up in southern California, where Republicans were scarce, she’s in Indiana, working for the House Republicans.

“Indiana I never saw in my future, I can tell you that,” she said. “And now that I’m here, I can never see leaving here.”

She arrived here by way of Nebraska (University of Nebraska, graduating in 2004) and Washington, D.C., where she went without a job and wound up working for the College Republican National Committee through the 2006 election.

In D.C., she met her husband, Kyle, a Greenwood native. They moved to Indiana two years ago. In rapid succession, she got a job with a not-for-profit, started a consulting firm (Red Consulting LLC—named for her party affiliation and her hair color) and then got hired by the House Republicans.

“I’ve had the opportunity to work with so many leaders and for so many leaders,” she said. “I’ve just learned so much from these people—watching them and their articulation and the variety of representatives who comes through the doors. You learn about the state, you learn about the legislation and personally about them—how they do business. It is an honor and a privilege to be working for the state and for the speaker of the house.”

She also has become active in the Junior League of Indianapolis as a board member and in Indian Creek Christian Church, where she started Choosing Victory, a Bible-study group that helps sexual-assault victims. Flynn was a victim of sexual assault while in college and has spoken around the country about her experiences.

In January, she started graduate school in Ball State University’s Executive Development Program. She’s studying at night while working full time at the Statehouse.

“I’m excited,” she said, “because I feel that I can implement what I learn almost immediately to my position at the House.” As for her future, “We’ll see where life leads me.”•

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