An Indiana lawyer intimately involved in Barack Obama’s presidential run has written a book about the campaign and how the consistently Republican state went Democrat for the first time since 1964.
Kipper V. Tew , a partner at Indianapolis-based Krieg DeVault, wrote “Journey to Blue” after being the state chair of the Barack Obama presidential campaign in Indiana. Tew is actively involved in the political process, and the book provides an inside look at the victory and the ingredients that went into the historic election.
A former chairman of the state Democratic Party, Tew has also served as chief legal counsel to then-minority leader and current Indiana Speaker of the House B. Patrick Bauer. He has been an advisor for various statewide campaigns.
He began his legal career as counsel to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. He later became manager of Government Affairs at PSI Energy – now Duke Energy – where he concentrated on all issues relating to utilities.
“Journey to Blue” is available in bookstores or can be purchased online at www.journeytoblue.org.•