Principled Conservative Hoosier
John Westercamp grew up in Greenwood where he attended Greenwood Community High School and was captain of the drum line. Among other activities he participated in while in high school, John was a board member of the Johnson County Purdue Extension and he organized a community service organization in Greenwood with the Mayor of Greenwood.
After high school, John attended Purdue University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Management, graduating in the top 0.3% of his class. He then received a Master’s degree in Finance from Purdue and was named a Krannert Scholar for graduating in the top of his class. John graduated from law school with honors and received an award for oral advocacy during the Sherman Minton Moot Court competition.
While attending law school at Indiana University, John worked in the general counsel’s office at Indiana University and served as an editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.
John began his career volunteering and working for Governor Mitch Daniels. During law school, John worked as a summer law clerk for Judge Melissa May of the Indiana Court of Appeals and Justice Steven David of the Indiana Supreme Court. In these roles, he assisted the judges in resolving cases by researching the law and writing drafts of rulings and memoranda on criminal and civil cases.
John has also worked for Senator Richard Lugar in both his personal Senate office and his office with the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. John assisted the Senator by drafting policy memoranda, drafting a speech, and assisting with constituent services.
John was a summer law clerk for Congressman Dan Lungren and the U.S. House Committee on Administration. During this time, John was one of a handful of individuals that researched and advised the House leadership on the House’s ability to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in civil contempt.
During the 2012 session of the General Assembly, John drafted legal memoranda and advised the General Counsel for the Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives on constitutional matters.
Currently, John practices law at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. He helps Hoosier businesses grow and expand by navigating regulatory compliance and facilitating commercial transactions.
John advises his clients on corporate, real estate, tax, securities, economic development, and antitrust issues. He has drafted and negotiated numerous agreements on behalf of his clients.
For example, John represented a steel producer in a cross border sale of stock for $400 million. He has also represented a private equity company in a $50 million merger of an alloy processing company, and a logistics company in the sale of stock for $40 million. John represented the Ports of Indiana in a real estate transaction to develop Indiana’s fourth port in southern Indiana.
John has focused his pro bono assistance on helping churches with their corporate organization and with zoning matters.
John served for three years on the Board of Directors of the Boone County Economic Development Corporation and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Leadership Prayer Breakfast. John is a graduate of the Indiana Leadership Forum.
In his free time, John enjoys reading biographies, history, and theology. John loves traveling to see the remains of ancient civilizations. He has had the opportunity to visit the remains of Roman, Egyptian, Greek, Israeli, Mayan, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Minoan civilizations.
He also enjoys long distance running, and spending time with his fiancé, Tarrah. Tarrah and John love getting Mexican food and ice cream.
John’s completed three mini marathons. Currently, John lives in Zionsville Indiana where he attends Zionsville Fellowship.
John developed a passion for public service passed down to him from his Grandfather who fought in Iwo Jima. It was John’s interest in U.S. history that led him to attend law school and become an attorney.