Controversy has popped up regarding Diego Morales’ tenure at the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office, with the key question being, did he quit, or was he fired?  And secondly, did Attorney General Todd Rokita, who was Secretary of State at the time, attempt to mislead convention delegates about the termination?

Diego recently sent out an e-mail to convention delegates accusing his opponent, incumbent Holli Sullivan, of spreading false allegations that he was fired from his job back in 2009.

Morales sent out the following e-mail…

You may be aware of the rumors being circulated by my opponent that I was fired from the Indiana Secretary of State office’s 13 years ago or somehow parted disagreeably with then-Secretary of State Todd Rokita.

These baseless insults reveal the Establishment’s anxiety regarding the power of the America First movement in the Hoosier State, which will select true MAGA patriots for elected offices.

I have worked in Indiana politics and government for many years, and I am proud of my record of hard work and achievement. I came to this country legally to pursue the American dream. Through hustle and talent, I earned degrees from both Indiana University and Purdue University, which prepared me well for business success. I also gratefully served in the U.S.Army with my green card in my pocket, and that experience formed in me a fighting spirit which I now bring to politics to confront these accusations and, ultimately, to become Secretary of State and fight for Hoosiers.

When I left Secretary Rokita’s office, there was no scandal of any kind. Our parting was amicable, and to this day Todd and I remain good friends. He heard what was being said about me and sent me the following note, which he gave me permission to share with all of you.


Good to see you at the Congress of Counties.  While I was there, a couple people asked about your time working for me in the Secretary of State’s Office, and I was happy to talk with them about it.  I thought it might be helpful for you to have this in an e-ail you can share with others who might ask.

Here’s what I told them,. Diego and I traveled to all 92 counties together, and while he says he learned from me, I learned from him, too.  As far as I am concerned, Diego left my office on good terms, and I consider him a long-time friend.  He has always worked hard and that is what is necessary to be a statewide officeholder.

Feel free to share this with others who ask.  Keep up the good work.

This interaction validates that we maintain a healthy and respectful relationship, free of any enmity. We are not at all estranged or confrontational – in fact, quite the opposite.

If you have any questions about this or any other rumors being circulated about me by my opponent and the Establishment that backs her, please reach out to me. I would be happy to answer any questions you have or discuss the important issues your next Secretary of State will need to address. 

Thank you for your service to Indiana as delegates. I appreciate you and looking forward to talking with you.

Diego Morales.

Indy Politics has obtained copies of Morales’ dismissal letter. You can read them here.   According to the letter, he was dismissed for the following reasons…

  • Incompetent event planning and management.
  • Inefficient execution of assigned deliverables
  • Lack of focus on strategy and planning 

As well as a lack of professionalism.

As stated earlier, the firing occurred when Rokita was Secretary of State, which brings into question his own integrity when it comes to this matter.

This story will be updated.