Victoria is a natural leader who has a proven track record in the business world, civic organizations and the public sector.
In many ways, she embodies the American Dream: born overseas, immigrating to the United States 20 years ago after meeting her husband, a born and raised Hoosier, on a train in Europe, becoming a US Citizen, and working her way up from bank teller to a CPA, finance executive and successful business owner.
Growing up in socialist-controlled Ukraine, she experienced firsthand the dark side of socialism. Living through this molded her conservative political philosophy: limited government is always better, and financial and healthcare decisions should be made by individuals in the free market, not bureaucrats and special interests.
Victoria has worked in the Big 4 public accounting firms for Fortune 500 companies, as an adjunct faculty at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and served as CFO at the Indiana Attorney General’s Office. She also started and currently owns several businesses, including financial consulting, farming and real estate.
In 2017, when her local state senator announced he would retire, Victoria was encouraged to seek the District 20 seat and was elected by caucus in a seven-way race to fill the remainder of the term.
She brought her fiscal conservative approach to the Indiana State Legislature, where she has gained a reputation as a limited government conservative Senator who isn’t afraid to tackle the tough issues and challenge the status quo. She’s fought to repeal needless regulations, reform health care, improve educational outcomes, audit elections, protect the Second Amendment and private property rights, and bring transparency and accountability to the state government.
Victoria has been active in her local community. She has sponsored and volunteered for numerous charitable causes, helped with many political campaigns, including President Trump’s, and served on a number of boards, including terms as President of the Hamilton County Republican Women and Vice-Chairman of Hamilton County Republican Party. She currently serves on the 5th Congressional District Republican Committee.
She was also a founding member of Hamilton County Tea Party, and recognized as the Hamilton County Republican Woman of the Year, 5th District Republican Woman of the Year, GOPAC Emerging Leader, CPA Society Emerging Leader, Scholastic Award recipient from the IU Kelley School of Business, the Indiana Association of Realtor’s Hoosier Life Member Award recipient, Lacy Leadership Program graduate and Indianapolis Super Bowl Ambassador.
Victoria earned a Bachelor of International Economics and MBA from the National University of Economics (Ukraine) as well as a Master of Professional Accountancy from the IU Kelley School of Business (Indianapolis). She also completed the Harvard Business School Executive Education program on health care.
During her term in the State Senate she served on the following committees: Education and Career Development, Pensions and Labor, Environmental Affairs, Insurance and Financial Institutions, and as a Chair of the Audit and Financial Reporting Subcommittee of the Legislative Council.
Victoria and her husband, Jason, a lifelong resident of Hamilton County, reside in Noblesville with their two daughters.