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The Honorable André D. Carson
U.S. Representative/ Indiana’s 7th Congressional District

Congressman André D. Carson is the representative for Indiana’s 7th Congressional District. Now in his 6th full term in the U.S. House of Representatives, he has established himself as an influential leader and respected public servant, fighting for good paying jobs, economic growth, and safer communities for Indiana’s working families. As one of three Muslims serving in Congress, he is a champion for vulnerable populations and is committed to the goal of equal protection under the law for all people. In the 116th Congress, Congressman Carson serves as the Chairman of the Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee and as a member of the Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research Subcommittee on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). He also serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, sitting on the Aviation and the Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittees. Congressman Carson is a proud Indianapolis native, having grown up on the city’s east side. He is a graduate of Arsenal Tech High School, and he holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Management from Concordia University-Wisconsin and a master’s in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Before taking office, Congressman Carson served on the Indianapolis City-County Council and worked full-time in law enforcement.